(JERUSALEM POST) — Security comes before freedom of expression, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said Sunday, laying out a five-point plan backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to shut down Qatari cable network Al Jazeera.
Netanyahu congratulated Kara on twitter, writing that: “Following my instructions, he took several practical steps today to stop the actions of incitement by Al Jazeera in Israel.”
Kara said Al Jazeera should be banned from broadcasting from Israel on grounds of incitement.
“I want to make clear: Our citizens’ security and welfare overcomes freedom of expression in times of terror, period. Freedom of expression is not freedom to incite,” Kara said at a press conference. “Democracy has limits. When we ask what overcomes what, I have no doubt at all. I prefer our citizens and soldiers alive.”