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Israeli's Bid To Buy Al-Jazeera From Qatar

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    Israeli's Bid To Buy Al-Jazeera From Qatar



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    Haim Saban

    An Israeli media tycoon has offered to buy the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera satellite television network from the government of Qatar.

    Haim Saban, has submitted an offer to the Qatari government in a bid to purchase half of the Doha -based Al-Jazeera satellite network.

    The Egyptian newspaper al-Mesryoon reported Wednesday that the Israeli billionaire is currently engaged in negotiations with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, over the partial purchase of the media outlet. The talks are said to be conducted through an Egyptian mediator.

    The account comes amid reports that the largest and most controversial Arab news channel in the Middle East is grappling with a terrible financial crisis at present. Saban had previously made an offer to purchase al-Jazeera in 2004, but it was turned down.

    The Israeli-American magnate has supposedly made an offer of $5 billion for the popular Arabic-language news channel, in an attempt to get a hold of it and to broadcast a pro-Israeli message so as to influence the Arab opinion in favor of Tel Aviv's hawkish regime.

    Al-Jazeera spawned a media revolution in the Arab world after it was founded in 1996. The network is reliant on state financial largesse, estimated at over $70 million a year, but does not broadcast shows critical of the Qatari government. Al-Jazeera, however, does air programs leveling criticism at all other Arab governments.

    Seban made his fortune by buying the rights to market the Japanese kids show, “The Power Rangers,” in America. He is a prominent supporter of Israel and the right-wing Netanyahu government. In addition, the Egyptian-born Jewish businessman is well known for his under-the-table dealings.




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  2. October

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    I don't think they will allow a Jew to buy and control Al jazeera.
     
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    Anytihng can happen when it comes to business and money, kama biashara haendi what next? ...nani alifikiri Manchester City inaweza uzwa ka Mwaarabu?
     
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    May be you are right Tumain, Lets wait and see..
     
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    Here are the facts, Al Jazeera ni business, business inayostruggle financially, Huyo M-jew amekuja na offer ya $5 Billion, you go figure. Also most importantly, wana negotiate at the moment. Whenever ukisikia watu wana negotiate a business deal that means if it makes financial sense then it makes business sense... I totally think that the deal will go through....just wait and see.
     
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    ...the Egyptian-born Jewish businessman is well known for his under-the-table dealings.
     
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