Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington and his address to Congress this week generated a lot of attention and discussion in the United States and around the world. Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa carried the speech live with simultaneous interpretation. MBN also live tweeted throughout the speech at @alhurranews, and aired the speech on www.alhurra.com and www.radiosawa.com.
Alhurra Television had the most extensive coverage of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism of any Arabic-language television network. The three days of coverage included live broadcasting with simultaneous translation of remarks made by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. Alhurra also carried the panel discussion “Understanding Violent Extremism Today” live in its entirety.