Despite the recent decision by the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA), the French broadcasting regulator, that the Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV channel be removed from the French-owned Eutelsat satellite, Al-Aqsa TV continues to broadcast its virulent antisemitic and anti-Western incitement uninterrupted.
According to the CSA decision – which was prompted by an EU resolution – Eutelsat was instructed to remove Al-Aqsa TV from its satellite. Al-Aqsa TV, for its part, continued its broadcasts, adding a clock in a corner of its screen displaying a countdown to a deadline of 9 PM on June 17, 2010.
Two hours before the deadline, the clock disappeared from the screen, and Al-Aqsa TV continued its broadcasts uninterrupted. According to Gulf News, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs had given Al-Aqsa TV a five-day reprieve, after which it would be removed from the satellite beam unless its material was found to comply with EU regulations.
On June 17, Al-Aqsa TV aired an interview with Dr. Ali Al-Hamadi, head of the Creativity Center in the UAE, in which he warned that the Western media is controlled by the Jews and quoted Benjamin Franklin as saying that "the Jews are devils" who must be expelled from the US because their "proliferation" posed "an immense danger."
Following are excerpts from the interview with Al-Hamadi.
· To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/0/0/0/0/0/0/2521.
· To view the MEMRI TV page for Al-Aqsa TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/content/en/tv_channel_indiv.htm?id=175.
· To read "The Banning of Al-Aqsa TV in France Based on MEMRI Research," visit The Banning of Al-Aqsa TV in France Based on MEMRI Research.
· To view the MEMRI page for the Palestinian Media Studies Project, visit http://www.memri.org/palestinianmediastudiesproject.
Ali Al-Hamadi: The U.S. Media Is Controlled by the Jews
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Dr. Ali Al-Hamadi: "The media is controlled by the Zionists, who have not been known, throughout the history of mankind, to be neutral, accurate, or transparent. They are not merely deceivers, but the epitome of deceit. Most Western media outlets, especially the American ones...
"It should be noted that the US media influences not only the American people. Seventy percent of what is published in the world is 'cooked' in the United States. Some studies point to this.
"The TV channels – Fox, CNN, NBC, CBS, and others – are controlled by Jews. More than 300 extremely influential dailies, weeklies, and periodicals in the US are owned by the Jews. [...]"
Ali Al-Hamadi: Benjamin Franklin Warned Americans of the Proliferation of the Jews, Saying: "The Jews Are Devils"
Dr. Ali Al-Hamadi: "If you read about the literature and heritage of America, you will see that they consider former U.S. president (sic) Benjamin Franklin to be one of their greatest minds. When you read about U.S. heritage, you encounter words written in ink of gold. The Americans endorse the words of Franklin, but when he talks about the Jews, they ignore his words completely.
"He lived in 1779, and delivered a famous speech. Addressing the American people, he talked about an immense danger that faced them. He said: 'Do not think that by achieving our independence, the United States is safe from all danger. There is an immense danger...' These were his words. 'An immense danger faces the American people – the proliferation of Jews in the United States.' He went on to say: 'The Jews are devils and bats. We must expel these sinners...' These are his words, not mine. 'We must expel this group of sinners from the United States, and if you don't do this immediately, our future generations will curse, when they find themselves under the boots of the Jews.' [...]"
Ali Al-Hamadi: "The Jews Excel in Distorting Our Image" in the Western Media
"The Jews excel in distorting our image. Take, for example, [an ad] for detergents. What did they do in this ad, which appeared at one point in the Western media?
"Of all the people in the world, they took an Arab, and then they took a beautiful girl and put the detergent in her hand. The girl said: 'Nothing can withstand this detergent. It will clean anything – even an Arab.' Then she began to clean the Arab. She kept cleaning the Arab for a long time, but then she saw that the Arab was as filthy as he had been before.
"At the end of this short ad, there was a message: 'Laboratory tests have proven that the filth of an Arab does not stem from a problem with the detergent. The reason is that an Arab can never be clean.'
"These are things that are being published in the media, and lots of people watch. The West participates in this distortion."
 Gulf News, June 19, 2010, http://gulfnews.com/news/region/palestinian-territories/al-aqsa-tv-gets-french-reprieve-1.643052.