Israel vows to shut down pan-Arab network accusing the channel of incitement – a charge the Qatar-based network denies.
The government of Israel has made a request to withdraw accreditation for Al Jazeera’s journalists reporting in the country.
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Calls to shut the network down are not uncommon.
The most recent from the four Arab nations blockading Qatar, who have made similar accusations against the broadcaster.
So, what’s behind this decision?
Presenter: Martine Dennis
Rami Khouri – Senior fellow and professor, American University of Beirut
Gideon Levy – Columnist at Haaretz Newspaper
Aidan White – Director of Ethical Journalism Network