Al-Aqsa television

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Al-Aqsa is the television service operated by the Palestinian group, Hamas. Started in 2006, it competes with Hezbollah's television channel, al-Manar, which broadcasts from Lebanon. Since the station, which both broadcasts locally and via satellite, can be destroyed at will by Israel, some analysts see its establishment as a move toward political legitimacy. [1] Others, however, such as the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, however, considers it a terrorist outlet to be suppressed. [2]

In a 2007 report CNN, agreed that Hamas was using child-oriented video for recruiting, but disagreed with the translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute. MEMRI said the character was saying "We will annihilate the Jews." CNN's Atika Shubert reported "But, according to several Arabic speakers used by CNN, the caller actually says, 'The Jews are killing us.' MEMRI told us it stood by its translation."[3]

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a draft Resolution, HR 2278, in December 2009, calling for the President to report on propaganda to Congress. It was referred to the House Foreign Relations Committee. [4] Marc Lynch considers it political theater for a U.S. domestic audience. Arab League information ministers, in 2010, rejected the resolution[5]

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