Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Government Press Office to remove Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau chief Walid Al-Omari from a state-sponsored seminar on freedom of speech planned for Thursday.
"The prime minister instructed that legal steps be taken to deny press passes of all Al Jazeera journalists working in Israel and to close their offices in Israel," the GPO announced in a Facebook post.
Last month, the GPO announced its intentions to revoke the press accredidation of an Israeli Al Jazeera correspondent over comments he made on another TV network last year.
Apparently, Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, is painfully slow on the uptake, when it comes to irony!!!
Apparently, he can not even begin to comprehend the optics of this ban!!