Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani collected the Roosevelt Foundation’s Freedom of Speech and Expression Award on behalf of Al Jazeera, the news channel that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani set up in 1996.
The news reports that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the al-Qaeda terrorist mastermind behind the September 11th attacks, will be prosecuted by a U.S. military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, come at a time like no other in Arab history. The dissent and rebellion in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, and most recently in Syria has caused most of the mainstream media to speculate about a future Middle East where moderates have a greater influence.
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Video below is close-up footage of Mavi Marmara passengers attacking IDF soldiers, via IDF Spokesperson, because if there is one thing Israel has learned over the years, is to film everything and provide that footage quickly to counter the automatic Israel bashing that inevitably comes every time they need [...]
In the early hours of May 31st, Israeli Defense Forces boarded ships claiming to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza. Since 2007, Israel has maintained a defensive naval blockade to prevent rocket supplies and terrorists from reaching Hamas and fortifying advanced offensive positions close to Israeli citizens.
Convoy captains ignored orders to divert to the nearby port [...]