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'Jewish al-Jazeera' going on the air
Akiva Novick
Published: 19.09.11, 15:32
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1. Hope it will not be another lweft wing channel
Judd Rusnak ,   Sydney, Australia   (09.19.11)
I Just hope, it will not be another BBC, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC networks. We had enough of those Anti-smite channels. Let's hope It will be more like the FOX or GBTV networks,
2. Great idea. I am very happy about this
Liora ,   London   (09.19.11)
3. Will It Be Broadcast In Arabic?
leo ,   nyc   (09.19.11)
And if not, why not?
4. This is great news!!
Sarah ,   Tel Aviv   (09.19.11)
I have been waiting for an English pro Israel news network!! What channel will it be on?
5. Good Work & Good Luck
Moshe ,   Usa   (09.19.11)
6. About time!
jayjay ,   Israel   (09.19.11)
7. How about Arabic?
Sam ,   ME   (09.19.11)
If I need to win the hearts of 250 million Arabs I start broadcasting in Arabic!!!! but what do i know!
8. I am NOT Naive! I don't buy it.
Israeli 2   (09.19.11)
What really irritates me is that they have the chutzpa to call it JEWISH when they will be anything BUT. The article begins with it is "Secular" and already interviewed Steven S. However the REAL clincher is: "If (Prime Minister) Benjamin Netanyahu or (Foreign Minister) Avigdor Lieberman do something which is perceived negatively, we will report it, because we're a news network," Ha! Ha! Ha! Shove it!
9. Sounds like a biased sectarian channel, unlike Al Jazeera
christianpalestinian ,   hong kong   (09.19.11)
Whenever you mention a particular religion in the name of a news channel, you know it's not going to be honest and objective.
10. Radio channel
Barney ,   San Francisco   (09.19.11)
How about a 24 radio station too?
11. No need for arabic, they've had 60 years to be enlightened
tom ,   tel aviv   (09.20.11)
-they haven't "got it", so no amount of "propaganda" (in a positive sense of the word) shall change that, don't waste money on Arabs. The sums we throw into Gaza should be enough, for now that is. Only time will tell if the channel will be like "Galey Tzahal" or Fox-News. Follow the money...and you'll have a good guess what to expect.
12. where is the website
mary snow ,   usa   (09.19.11)
One priblem where is the website and how do you search for it on google JN1 dies not show up?
13. Hope it won't hurt more than it does good
AB ,   TheRock   (09.19.11)
If it's already announcing it's secular style, it can't be too pro-Israel. So far the secular voice has undermined our security, our position as to our right to our land etc etc. Feelings of insecurity vis a vis the rest of the world and only looking to please the world at the expense of our survival.
14. Well done! I hope it will be in English (END)
Joseph ,   Malta   (09.19.11)
15. greatly looking forward to watching it. congratulations..
debra ,   usa   (09.19.11)
16. How sad!
Elena ,   Netherlands   (09.19.11)
$ 5 million? Al Jazeera English's launch was an estimated $ 1 billion. This is really just pathetic. Like a mouse that wants to take on an elephant.
17. How About Streaming Over The Internet?
emanon ,   USA   (09.19.11)
18. Define "Jews" by their Culture
Michael ,   California, USA   (09.19.11)
These are welcome news, but also confusing ones. The point of confusion is the non-existing answer to the question "who is a Jew?" Defining "Jew" by its culture, not religion, will be the essence of this project's survival. Take me for instance -- I will not tune in to this channel if I catch the slightest whiff of mystical faith in it. I will listen to this channel and buy products from its sponsors if the Jewish culture and world reality are guiding it. Guide it close to the news in a secular sense and I can guarantee the project's success.
19. what about channel in Arabic ?
peter42y ,   lisbon,portugal   (09.20.11)
If the new news channel will be directed to a jewish audience only it will make no sense. It will be preaching to the converts. What would be interesting was a Israeli Al Jazeera in Arabic to counter Al Jazeera anti Israel bias.
20. It is a great news, but it should broadcast in Arabic also
Oleg ,   USA   (09.19.11)
21. Mr
Lloyd Oestreicher ,   United States   (09.20.11)
22. All US Channels are Jewish Channels
Nina ,   NYC   (09.19.11)
That's why we watch AlJazeera. Save your money.
23. jewish Al jazeera
mario ,   mesa az USA   (09.19.11)
good Luck!!!
24. #9
Jane   (09.19.11)
Speaking of biased...The Jews are a people as well as a religion. There are plenty of Jews who are not religious at all. Interesting, however, that you chose to name yourself "christianpalestinian". Might that be called reverse bias? Or perhaps unintended but nevertheless pure Freudian bias?
25. Lets get it on Direct TV and DISH TV in America.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (09.19.11)
They have the lying crap of aljazeric, why not the truth?
26. New Pro-Israel Media?
Dovy ,   Toronto   (09.19.11)
You mean that CNN, Foxnews, BBC isn;t enough pro-ZIonist media? Zionists are so neurotic. They always have to compete to decide who is more devoted to the getchka of the Zionist medinah.
27. Will This Be Available Over Internet?
emanon ,   USA   (09.20.11)
28. The thing about Jews is...
Henry from New York ,   USA   (09.19.11)
We are an ethnic group as well, guys....
29. Nothing new here YNET, Fox, CNN
John Robey ,   Austin, Texas   (09.19.11)
etc. all present news already from a Jewish point-of-view. Stray too far from the party line and YNET will not publish your letter, or you will ne thrown out of the press corps (Helen Thomas), or you will be accused of being an anti semite and the smear campaigns will begin.
30. Why only YES
vamos Israel   (09.19.11)
Are HOT too mingey?
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