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Netanyahu urges Knesset to pass law allowing shuttering of Al Jazeera

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for the Knesset to pass a law that would allow the closure of Al Jazeera in Israel. The law would give the government the power to prevent foreign news networks from operating in the country if they pose a threat to state security. Netanyahu has promised to immediately work to close Al Jazeera if the law is passed. Israeli officials have long complained about the network's coverage, which they say is influenced by Hamas and endangers IDF troops in Gaza. The legislation has already passed its first reading and is now awaiting its second and third readings.

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