Al-Mithaq [Archives:2003/661/Press Review]

August 21 2003

18 August 2003
Main headlines:
– Yemen contributes with $2.5 billion to the Poor Bank, Constituency committee discusses technical question s in Sana'a mid September
– Settling situations of the military returnees
– Islah insists on penetrate education
– Al-A'moudi: preliminary report on Yemeni ports security valuation, positive
Columnist Dr Abdulaziz al-Maqaleh says in his article that (Israeli prime minister) Sharon and his very close friends at the White House managed to shorten the ordeal of the Palestinian people to the topic of the ''security wall'' and cover up, by lengthy talk about it, the daily acts of killing, storming, blasting people's houses and arrest. What is so strange is that some of us and some rulers have been deceived by the trick. The leaders talks began concentrated on the wall as if it is the cause of all the disaster and he source of all agony suffered by the Palestinian people.
He who follow up what is going on in the occupied territories every day would realize that the issue is much bigger than the topic of the wall. The strange thing is also some Arab newspapers continuously publish reports accompanied by news on the American anger against the Israeli entity's insistence on building the wall and that the American government is seriously thinking of punishing Israel by retaining the sum of the great financial rewards the Zionist entity receives for building the wall. The question is till when are we going to continue deceiving ourselves? Therefore there is an imperative frank stand to be taken with ourselves if we actually want to understand the facts hidden behind the currents events taking place and what is going to happen. Perhaps the timing of the deceit about the wall and the current events in Palestine and Iraq discloses the fragility of the Arab awareness and the extent of the easy submission of some Arab leaderships to such deceits. It also warns to the necessity of speeding up effectively to face the entire aggression on Palestine, including the wall that usurps large parts of what has remained of pre-1967- setback Palestine.