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CRT News Coverage
December 12, 2017

Al Jazeera coverage of Trump’s Jerusalem move ‘promoting hatred’

by
Henry Jackson Society

LONDON: Al Jazeera’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s recent decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem has been criticized for “promoting hatred and furthering tensions.”

As Trump’s decision sparked global outrage, with world leaders denouncing the move, international media gave extensive attention to global demonstrations.

However, the Qatari-owned channel’s reporting of the issue has been described as irresponsible for giving airtime to extremist views.

“The concern with Al Jazeera Arabic’s coverage of Trump’s Jerusalem announcement is that it gives airtime to some very extreme and violent comments, including calls by the terrorist group Hamas,” Tom Wilson, media commentator and fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, told Arab News.

Read more on Arab News.