Al-Jazeera fans awarded the German player Mesut Ozil the title of Personality of the Week after he was excluded from the Arsenal squad. As for the event of the week, Turkey arrested a Palestinian journalist and accused him of spying for the Emirates.
Mesut Ozil won 42% of the votes of the Al-Jazeera fans after he was excluded from the Arsenal squad in the local and European leagues, without providing official explanations, while the media attributed the matter to Arsenal’s commercial links with China, whose violations Ozil criticized against Muslims Uighurs, through his accounts on social networking sites.
And in second place, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern came after winning 33% of the public vote, after her party’s landslide victory in the general elections.
The 40-year-old leader of the Labor Party based her victory on the distinguished performance of her government – with the testimony of the World Health Organization – in dealing with the Corona pandemic, as well as her remarkable leadership of the country in the wake of the massacre of mosques in Christchurch, which killed dozens of Muslims.
And in the third place was the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat, who received 17% of the votes of the Jazeera crowd, in light of his deteriorating health due to infection with the Coronavirus, and he was transferred – at the request of the Palestinian Authority – to an Israeli hospital for treatment.
The fourth place went to the Egyptian Minister of Information, Osama Heikal, who received 8% of the votes of the Al-Jazeera crowd, following the attack on him by the official media, and the broadcast of old leaks of him.
The dispute erupted between Heikal and the Egyptian media after his statements in which he said that most Egyptian youth do not follow the traditional media, such as television and newspapers. Some explain what is happening in the organized campaign to overthrow the minister by factions in conflict with each other within the regime of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
Event of the week
As for the most important event of the week, Turkey arrested a Palestinian journalist, and accused him of spying for the UAE, and the event received 51% of the votes of the Jazeera crowd.
In second place, developments in the Sudanese scene took place in the wake of an ongoing debate over normalization and the merits of removing the country from the list of support for terrorism, and it won 39% of the vote.
Third, the United Nations announced the entry into force of confidence-building measures between the Libyan parties, and won 10% of the public vote.