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Jean Frydman.
Jean Frydman, the man who started Al Jazeera with his brother.

Al Jazeera was founded by two French-Israeli (Zionist) brothers, David Frydman and Jean Frydman, after the assassination of their friend, then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

After failing to establish a western owned, pro-Arab media house with the BBC in Saudi Arabia, the Frydman brothers reached an agreement with Qatar, an Arab nation friendly to both Israel and the U.S., to establish Al Jazeera in the country.

Funding for the network came from both the Frydman brothers and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamid Bin Khalifa, who was trained by the UK military and assisted by the US and UK to overthrow his father.

Initially, Al Jazeera promoted a strong pro-Arab narrative that differed from the pro-Western US media, and as a result, it quickly gained 50 million viewers.

However, some believe that the news outlet was influenced by the US and Israeli agenda to gain Arab viewers, and once the target was reached, a company called ITrack was brought in to train reporters to advance Western propaganda.

In 2011, Al Jazeera was accused of being used as a tool to drive the Arab Spring in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria, while dampening anti-govenment movements in pro-US Arab countries like Bahrain and Yemen.

Some intelligence experts have concluded that the news outlet is a CIA and Mossad psyche operation designed to turn anti-Israeli and American sentiment in Arab countries that are opposed to the two nations.

By Rutendo Bereza Matinyarare, Chairman of ZASM and Founder of Frontline Strat Marketing.