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Zionist-Wahhabi Alliance At Work: Saudis and Bloomberg Set Up New TV Channel

by Zeinab Hawi, Al-Akhbar English

After several delays, new TV station Al-Arab TV will finally go live in early February 2015. The station will be on the air at a time of intense media polarization, representing a continuation of the Saudi-Qatari conflict. However, the station promises to be neutral and to focus on economic issues. It could be said, however, that Al-Arab TV will be similar to the Al-Arabiya model.

The countdown has begun for the launching of Al-Arab news channel in February 2015. The station is owned by the Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, according to an announcement made by its chief executive officer Fahd al-Sukait yesterday during a press conference held in Bahrain’s capital, Manama. In the meantime, an extensive advertising campaign is underway featuring the channel’s logo, which bears a striking similarity to the logo of the Rotana channels, in green and golden colors. Continue reading Zionist-Wahhabi Alliance At Work: Saudis and Bloomberg Set Up New TV Channel

Riyadh nips Hezbollah-Future Movement dialogue in the bud

Riyadh has ‘red-lighted’ the planned dialogue between Hezbollah and the Future Movement before it even began. The Saudi call for Hezbollah to be put on the list of terrorist organizations made at the United Nations threatens to renew tension between the two sides, following an undeclared truce in the media that did not last for more than a few days.

Is there a fixed Saudi, and consequently Gulf policy, vis-à-vis Lebanon? Are these countries really keen on the stability of this country, as they claim, when they hardly spare any occasion to exacerbate its divisions? These questions and others are being asked after the new Saudi escalation against Hezbollah, which is likely to aggravate the already complex situation in Lebanon and the region. Continue reading Riyadh nips Hezbollah-Future Movement dialogue in the bud