The UAE ambassador to Israel, Muhammad Al Khaja, during his meeting with the leader of the extremist “Shas” movement, Shalom Cohen, attacked Al-Jazeera channel and accused it of “fueling madness” in the region, in an implicit accusation of misleading during its coverage of the recent Israeli war on the Gaza Strip that lasted 11 days.
During his visit Sunday, head of the Council of Bible Elders, Rabbi Shalom Cohen, at his home in occupied Jerusalem, Al Khaja said, commenting on recent developments that “TV channels such as Al Jazeera and the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to show this madness in our region,” according to a report on the visit published by the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation. .
It also broadcast a video clip in which the Emirati diplomat says that he was shocked when he came to Israel, and from that when he saw a mosque in Tel Aviv that was not provided by channels such as Al-Jazeera and
For his part, the “Israel in Arabic” account on Twitter of the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that Al Khaja received the blessing of the priests from the rabbi.
The account added that he spoke with the rabbi about the normalization agreement between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv.
According to the Israeli account, the Emirati ambassador invited the rabbi to open the third temple of the Abrahamic religions in Abu Dhabi.
It is noteworthy that the Emirati ambassador presented his credentials to the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on the first of last March, to be his country’s first ambassador to Israel, after more than 6 months of the normalization of relations between the two sides.