Jerusalem designated as permanent Arab media capital

Declaration ‘key approach for exposing Zionist schemes’ — Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs

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AMMAN — Reaffirming its historical, legal, and spiritual status in the Arab world, the Council of Arab Information Ministers named Jerusalem the permanent capital of Arab media during a meeting in Tripoli, Libya, on Saturday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Secretary-General of Jordan’s Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs Abdullah Kanaan said on Monday that the declaration “is a key approach for exposing Israel's Zionist schemes in the occupied city”.

Kanaan pointed to the need for an integrated Arab media strategy to support the Palestinian people's right to self-determination and preserve its deep-rooted historical identity, especially as the Palestinian people, land, holy sites, and identity are subject to systematic daily attacks, he said.

"This reassertion is key to exposing the dangerous attacks on our people in the occupied city,” Kanaan said in a press release. Such attacks “threaten the Arab identity of the city as the occupation seeks to erase it, replacing it with a Jewish identity based on Talmudic lies that are being promoted through its Zionist schemes."
Global media and international public opinion provide an important space in the struggle to defend the people of Palestine and Jerusalem.
The newly announced media strategy is particularly needed to keep pace with rapid developments related to settlements, incursions, and “the enactment of dangerous apartheid laws by Israel”, including the property settlement law in Jerusalem’s Old City and around Al-Aqsa Mosque, the press release said. “With the support of settlement companies, Israel is attempting to rid the Old City and the entire city of Jerusalem of the Palestinian people and replace them with settlers,” it added.

The role of media in the struggleAccording to Kanaan, the Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs reaffirms that global media and international public opinion provide an important space in the struggle to defend the people of Palestine and Jerusalem.

He pointed to Jordan's position, historical role, and Hashemite custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, adding that the committee considers all media sources as important platforms to defend Palestine and Jerusalem.

Kanaan called on independent Arab, Islamic, and international media to discuss the Palestinian issue by publishing reliable media materials, hosting experts, and launching media platforms for information, including statistics and news on Palestine and Jerusalem.

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