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Silencing Press TV is a gruesome reminder of the Spanish inquisition

Saeb Shaath believes that, the decision to silence Press TV is a gruesome reminder of the Spanish inquisition, that move is the result of the UK government’s fear of Press TV’s Unbiased News reports, which is considered as a threat to the Zionist entity by the UK and US governments.

Saeb Shaath on Silencing PRESS TV
Saeb Shaath on Silencing PRESS TV
Saeb Shaath on Silencing PRESS TV



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A prominent political analyst says the British state funded Ofcom [Office of communication] decision to silence Press TV is a gruesome reminder of the Spanish inquisition.



Ofcom, the communications regulator body in the United Kingdom, has finally taken Press TV off air in the UK, in an effort to prevent an alternative voice to be heard inside the country. Press TV talks with political analyst Saeb Shaath, Lezzie Phelanto and Phil Rees, to ask their  opinions on the recent Ofcom move.


Shaath believes that, the move is the result of the UK government’s fear of Press TV’s Unbiased News reports, which is considered as a threat to the Zionist entity by the UK and US governments.


What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview.


Press TV: Saeb Shaath, why is Ofcom insistent on this one issue? That it is not funded by the UK [United Kingdom] government when it clearly is?


Shaath: They can say whatever they want, at the same time most of the managers and directors and the people who [are] operating Ofcom they get this job as reward to them as retirement from their TV network or whatever and in here we can see the Zionist Lobby influence in Ofcom and as your previous guest mentioned about Wikileaks, we know the campaign to take Press TV off the air has been going on for years.  ‘Israel’ wanted that and the United States of America pushed for that to, of course they can say whatever they want about Ofcom’s decisions.


To me, I see this is a real dark day for freedom of speech and a gruesome reminder of the Spanish inquisition to silence the voice of Press TV which gives a huge number of followers in the UK and EU [European Union] alternative point of view which analyses what is really going on in the world.


That really  scared them. Even I see the timing of today in which is finally Press TV taken off the Sky Network with coinciding with the SOPA and PIPA acts in the United States of America to actually, silence a huge part of the internet and to control the Cyber space.

So it is an international imperialist war against the freedom of expression ,all of that is to deny Iran the ability of expressing really what is happening inside  Iran, and to show  the motives behind the  imperialist forces  who are preparing to attack a country ,which never for the last three hundred years attacked anyone except defending itself against aggressors.

That is what we see; we see the West is preparing to deny the soft power of Iran explaining to the world what is really going on. And especially they woke up to that since the criminal war on Gaza [part of Palestinian Occupied Land], they have seen the effects of the Press TV by bringing what is really happening, and showing the massacres in Gaza. And that has created a huge support for the Palestinians in Western Europe and we can see the results of it effectively today.


Press TV: When the question of balance comes into place Saeb Shaath, I mean, ok, is there a balance, We have 1300 Palestinians- mostly women and children- dyeing dying in the Gaza Strip, people around the world watching this happen. I mean where is the balance that Ofcom for example as a regulatory body, wants Press TV to follow? What they say that Press TV Limited, which operates out of London its editorial content is controlled in Iran.


First of all how they know that? I mean, put that into perspective for us, what is it that they deem as being balance when they want editorial content to be controlled in essence by them? May be they should give a handbook then and say, these are the kind of topics we should or should not cover?


Shaath: It is the problem I see and they discovered [that] Press TV is really influential in changing the point of views in the West, and they did not create Press TV, they could not influence Press TV. They created a TV station, called Aljazeera in English to contribute to the Western Media the point of view from Middle East and they thought through that kind of a Channel, they can of course dictate what they want and what they see and they get the propaganda through it and through BBC as well as CNN.


They discovered that they cannot. If we look at the social Networks, social Media like Facebook. Look at the links shared between people, you do not see much of Aljazeera or BBC or CNN. You see a lot of video clips and links from Press TV and RT [Russia Today].


These are the two main stations which are popular among people, ordinary people and activists, and that scares them. So, that kind of line, that brings truth to the people about what is going on in Gaza. They created the Aljazeera which the people thought in the Middle East and the West is really radical and suddenly it showed its real face which was a tool to be used to dominate the Middle East. And they want that kind of line which will help them to loot the resources of the Middle East. They want to loot the Iranian Oil now. So how are they going to do it?


When there is a Channel like Press TV that can bring the truth about what is happening in Iran and about the aims of this kind of war. In Gaza, exposing the genocide in that level which Press TV helped in bringing what is really going on home to the UK and the Ireland and the West is really hurting the Zionist entity and is paying a heavy price for that, since a lot of the people in the West now are pro-Palestinians and I mentioned before there has been polls conducted in the UK by and they found [that] over nearly 80% are for the government, the British government to recognize the Palestinian state.


So, this is an indication and they want to stop that. They do want to stop the loss which is, and that is all coming from the American PATRIOT act [The title of the act is a ten letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001], which moved to Europe and started censoring TV organizations, even humanitarian and individuals……

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UAE stabbed Palestine in back by normalising with Zionist entity ‘Israel’

Abbas :You cannot take our place…Palestine speaks in its own name. She is who will say ‘yes’ or ‘no’


on Tuesday, the Palestinian leadership held a meeting in West bank city of Ramallah, which was also attended by representatives of different Palestinian factions, including Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

Abbas condemned the UAE’s decision to normalise ties with Zionist entity”Israel”, saying it was a “stab in the back of the Palestinian people.”

Abbas accused the UAE of turning its back on Palestinians while trying to justify the deal with Zionist entity “Israel” by arguing it helped stop West bank annexations.

“They added the term annexation and attempted to give the others and the world the illusion that the UAE had come up with a great achievement for us and that is the rejection of annexation, as if the Palestinian issue is only about annexation while they disregard everything else: the rights of the Palestinian people, the Palestinian state, the two-state vision, holy Jerusalem [al-Quds]….This is deception, and this is totally unacceptable. We consider it a stab in the back of the Palestinian cause,” he emphasised.

Abbas also stressed that only the Palestinians have the right to speak on the Palestine issue. 

“You cannot can take our place…Palestine speaks in its own name. She is who will say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. You [are] not responsible for the Palestinian cause, we alone, the Palestinians here, will speak on behalf of the Palestinian cause,” he said.

Palestinians ‘united against conspiracy’

Additionally, Abbas hailed the presence of representative from different Palestinian factions at Tuesday’s meeting as a show of unity.

“I welcome our brothers in Hamas, Jihad, General Command and Al-Saiqa who are here today. This indicates that the Palestinian people are united against the conspiracy, regardless of the differences between us, but in adversity we stand together and have on position against anyone who wants to attack our cause,” he said.

Abbas reminded the Arab countries that based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative any normalisation with Zionist entity “Israel” should come after an agreement is reached between the Palestinians and Tel Aviv, and not the other way around.

“Some countries have begun moving, both openly and in secret…this is rejected, and we the Palestinians will continue to absolutely reject this, no matter which country does this. You must respect the decisions on which you have signed off,” he said.

On Tuesday, “Israeli” media cited Sudanese foreign ministry spokesman as announcing an “impending” normalisation agreement with Tel Aviv. Sudan’s acting foreign minister, however, denied knowledge of such talks with Zionist entity “Israel”.

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UAE’s normalisation of ties with Zionist entity ‘Israel’ is betrayal of Palestinian cause

Shaath, ”to start with there is no real sovereignty For Mohamed bin Zayed or these ‎Sheikhes over the UAE, its controlled by the Multinational companies, since the British ‎withdrawn from it in 1970, they kept these tribal leaders under tight control of the ‎Multinationals.‎

The Debate discuss with Dr. Saeb Shaath, Author and Middle East Affairs Expert and Dr. Jalal Fairooz, FMR, Bahraini MP and Middle East Expert, the UAE’s normalisation of ties with the Zionist entity ‘Israel’ . The deal has drawn condemnation from different countries as it revealed betrayal of Palestinian cause. ‘Israel’ and the United Arab Emirates agree to normalise diplomatic ties in a deal apparently ‎brokered by US President Donald Trump that includes Tel Aviv regime’s agreement to suspend ‎annexation of the occupied West Bank.‎

Transcription of some of what Dr. Shaath said ‎
Shaath, ”to start with there is no real sovereignty For Mohamed bin Zayed or these ‎Sheikhes over the UAE, its controlled by the Multinational companies, since the British ‎withdrawn from it in 1970, they kept these tribal leaders under tight control of the ‎Multinationals.‎”

‎ Shaath added “At the end of the day, to me, they are still a colony. They have been used by the Americans [Emirates] in ‎the waves of attacks came against Iraq in the [American invasion ] 2003 as well as the American ‎used them, as your guest mentioned they are used by ‘Israel’ to spy on Iran, they have their ‎cooperation under the table, it became very hard to hide it, the official visits ‎of Israeli ministers, officials, sport teams and many other exchanges between the ‎Emirates and ‘Israel’, so they could not hide it any more.‎”

Shaath went to say, “the other crucial point During the 2014 Zionist criminal war on Gaza, the ‎UAE sent a team of 50 doctors from the UAE red cross. The Palestinian ‎resistance stated then that these 50 doctors are Zionists spies collecting ‎information on the Palestinian resistance positions, while they supposed to ‎be an assistant from UAE. Then they were deported out of the Gaza Strip at ‎that time.‎”
Shaath “Recently The United Emirates exchanging a lot of trade and were doing a lot of ‎security deals and wheeling with the Zionist entity sending its aeroplanes to ‎Bin Gorian Airport, that under the cover and camouflaging it as they were ‎providing medical support to the Palestinians to overcome the Corona ‎pandemic,”.

Shaath continued to say that ” while the Palestinians’ refused to receive that aid and told them ‎[UAE] that they are betraying us, when we told you we refuse to receive anything ‎that coming through the Zionist entity airports , this is a normalising of ‎relationship between the Emirates and the Zionist entity. Still, , they ‎continued to send their aeroplanes, all of that is to cover up what type of loads ‎that the Emirates is bring back to Abu Dhabi from Tel Aviv .‎

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Zionist entity ‘ Israel’ attacks Gaza Strip.

Shaath “Gaza’s 2-million population are living under a strict ‎siege, “

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The military of the Zionist entity ‘ Israel’ has launched aerial and ground attacks against targets across the besieged Gaza Strip for a second night in a row, while tightening their grip on the Gaza’s fishing activities and fuel imports.

Saeb Shaath talks to Press TV about the situation. “‎ Zionist entity ‘s warplanes bombed many areas across ‎the Gaza Strip, north and south Gaza strip, ‎ while artillery opened fire on a farming area beside al-‎Bureij refugee camp and on east of Rafah city.‎ The Zionists entity’s army just declared more Major ‎economic measures against the blockaded ‎population”.

Shaath said ”The Zionist occupation army just declared that it activated its ‘Laser Weapons Stations’ on the border of northern ‎Gaza to stop what called the incendiary balloons attacks ‎that are coming from Gaza” ‎.

Shaath added, ”fifteen years After the Palestinian resistance succeeded ‎in liberating the Gaza strip from the Zionist occupation ‎and its colonial settlers.‎ ‎ Following that the Zionist entity ‘Israel’ gradually ‎imposed a deadly blockade, in which they maintained ‎control of Gaza’s land borders, access to the sea and ‎airspace. ‎ Two million Palestinians who live in the Gaza Strip, have ‎been subjected to a collective punishment through the ‎crippling Zionist blockade for over 12 years now while ‎Gaza’s inhabitants are exposed to repeated onslaughts that have heavily damaged much of the ‎Gaza’s infrastructure.” ‎

Shaath added “Gaza’s 2-million population are living under a strict ‎siege, which has destroyed the local economy, plunged ‎the Palestinians into unemployment and poverty, and cut ‎off the Gaza Strip from the rest of the occupied ‎Palestinian territories and the wider world.‎”

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