- Al Jazeera is a major, international TV network that pushes radical Islam in the Arabic language, while appearing liberal in the English language.
- Both sides of the network have repeatedly espoused anti-Semitism.
- This week, it apologized for a Holocaust-denying video and blamed two rogue journalists. But history — including holding a party for a terrorist and meeting up with a KKK member to blame 9/11 on the Jews — suggests that it was not an oversight.
The Al Jazeera news network and its AJ+ subsidiary have a long history of anti-Semitism.
The network, which pushes Islamic rhetoric in Arabic but has wrapped itself in progressive liberalism in English, is controlled by the royal family of Qatar.
That anti-Semitic history came into renewed focus on May 18, when AJ+ Arabic posted a seven-minute video to social media with the caption “The gas chambers killed millions of Jews … So the story says. How true is the #Holocaust and how did the Zionists benefit from it?”
“People are divided between those who deny the annihilation, others who think that the outcome was exaggerated, and others yet who accuse the Zionist movement of blowing it out of proportion,” it said.
After the Middle Eastern Media Research Institute (MEMRI) translated the video from Arabic and called attention to what it said, Al Jazeera put out a statement saying “the video was produced without the due oversight.” The network said that two employees would be disciplined.
Over the years, however, anti-Semitism, both overt and veiled, has been a recurring theme on the network on the air and behind the scenes. Here are some examples: