Al-Mithaq [Archives:2003/659/Press Review]

August 14 2003

11 August 2003
Main headlines:
– President Saleh: Weakness suffered by the nation ascribed to absence of solidarity
– FM al-Qirbi: Yemen still hopes from German legislature to respond to its demand, opposition sayings not realistic
– Endowments minister: Local and foreign bodies intending to build mosques must get permission from the ministry
Columnist Dr Abdulaziz al-Maqaleh says what is happening for the nation does not resemble at any way former happenings or previous defeats throughout history. The events are not repetitions to former events. He says he is not of the optimists who think the nation would come out of the current events safe and healthy and preserving its countries and the Arab League which some wise people have become describing it as the ''wailing wall''. Each country complains of its neighbor after it had already offered its complaint first to the world empire, the United States which is the reference for some Arab regimes. The present realities and events do not resemble what had been happening at any time before and quite different from the setbacks the nation had suffered from in her old and modern history.