x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Israel orders shutdown of dovish Israeli-Palestinian radio station

The station said the move was politically motivated and part of a broader assault on democracy.

JERUSALEM // Israel has ordered the shutdown of a dovish Israeli-Palestinian radio station, its operators and officials said yesterday.

The station said the move was politically motivated and part of a broader assault on democracy.

Some members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition have pushed forward a series of measures that critics claim are aimed at stifling opponents.

Israel's communications ministry confirmed it issued the order, and said the station was broadcasting into Israel illegally.

The conservative lawmaker, Danny Danon, boasted that he had helped close the "All for Peace" radio station.