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Jordanian TV host banned over Jerusalem tweets

Jordanian broadcaster Ola Al-Fares was suspended from her job after Tweeting about US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Jordanian broadcaster Ola Al-Fares was suspended from her job after Tweeting about US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

MBC yesterday suspended a TV programme hosted by Jordanian presenter, Ola Al-Fares, following an “angry campaign” that was launched against her on Twitter by political activists, Saudi Arabia’s Okaz reported.

The news agency noted that MBC’s move came after many Saudi Twitter activists demanded her programme be removed after she published tweets which they said “insulted Saudi Arabia”.

“Trump did not choose the recognition timing coincidently,” Al-Fares said on Twitter, referring to American allies in the region who would have backed the decision before it was made public. “Tonight we condemn and tomorrow we sing.”

On Wednesday, the US President Donald Trump announced his decision to formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s new capital adding that the American embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

World leaders, from Europe to the Middle East to Australia, slammed the decision as a “unilateral and outside the vision of a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” warning of “heightened tensions or even violence across the Middle East.”

Read: Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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