“I wish all Arab media were like Al-Jazeera,” – Gideon Ezra, former deputy head of Israeli General Security Service, quoted in ‘Foreign Policy (FP)’, July/August 2006 issue.
Al-Jazeera was launched in November, 1996 by Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa at the cost of US$150 million. Its Washington-based English (AJE), which started broadcasting on November 15, 2006 – is controlled by Jewish and Zionist senior staff members.
However, since Israel’s hundreds of millions dollars worth Hasbara (propaganda) has failed to stop its delegitimization, the Kazakh-Israeli Jewish mining tycoon, billionaire Alexander Mashkevitch (born 1954) has announced on April 7, 2011 – his plan to launch a new pro-Israel news channel to rival English Al-Jazeera at an estimated intial cost of US$100 million. In an interview over phone from New York, Mashkevitch told Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post: “Everybody understands in Israel and the Jewish world today that there is a war not by weapons and military troops, but of information”.
The new TV network, intially, will broadcast in English, Spanish and Arabic languages.
Last year, Alexander Mashkevitch, who helms the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, along with 20 of his guest including prostitutes – some of whom were minors – was arrested in Turkey aboard luxury Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s Savarona yacht. They were charged with wild sex orgies aboard the vessel. Mashkevitch’s guest included several statesmen from Central Asia, as well as Russian Jewish businessmen Telman Ismailov, a Kazakh-American businessman, Tevfik Ari, a New York real estate mogul and friend of Donald Trump, and a senior aide to the Kazakh prime minister.
The yacht is owned by Kahraman Sadikoglu, charged Mashkevitch $50,000 per day to rent the vessel, which had been chartered by Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed in the past.
Mashkevitch, in 2002 – on request from Shimon Peres had asked his personal friend Kazakh President Nursultan Nazabayev to intervene with Islamic Iran concerning two Israeli soldiers captured by Lebanese Islamic Resistance Hizbullah.
In 2010, Alexander Mashkevitch was listed amongst the ten richest Israeli men and women with assests worth US$3.3 billion.
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