The meme has been called the “internet’s favorite anti-Semitic image.”
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said he is not a BDS supporter in an interview with Al Jazeera.
Cable news channel Al Jazeera said it will shut down its U.S. operations by the end of April due to economic challenges in the U.S. media market.
Founded in 1996, Al-Jazeera has been the target of some skepticism, particularly with regard to its coverage of Israel. But that hasn’t kept a number of Jewish journalists from working for the network.
Al Jazeera America replaced its chief executive officer in the wake of a lawsuit by a former employee alleging that he was the victim of workplace anti-Semitism.
A fired Al Jazeera America employee is suing the network alleging a hostile work environment that included “discriminatory, anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks.”
Al Gore said on Tuesday that tough competition from major U.S. television networks forced him to sell Current TV, a struggling progressive cable channel, to Al Jazeera, and he praised the Arabic news broadcaster’s coverage of climate change.
With Al-Jazeera planning its entry onto American TV, Gal Beckerman asks why the backlash has been so fierce and examines the new perspective the channel will add.
Al-Jazeera has sparked a round of Jewish hand-wringing with its purchase of Al Gore’s Current TV. But analysts say the Arab network might offer Americans a needed global perspective.
Jewish leaders have expressed “concern” about the impending entry of the Qatari-owned Al Jazeera network to the U..S television market, citing its record of anti-Israeli coverage and support for extremist Muslim regimes.