Al-Mithaq [Archives:2003/663/Press Review]

August 28 2003

25 August 2003
Main headlines:
– Nationalization committee at the land transportation establishment evaluates its possessions
– Shuja'auldin: Development of electoral system does not include constituencies closed for women
– Shunaif: Importers monopolized the cement and raised prices
– Academic year begins 6 September
Columnist Iskandar al-Asbahi says in an article that some Arab circles think that the United States proceeds in its dealing with the Arab-Zionit conflict from a bad idea about the Arabs indicating their being able to accept deceit and maneuvers and that urges it to repeat its political offers more than once.The road map is merely a recall of this bad idea. The road map which is the American vision of the final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has linked it to three stages. The first stage dictates the stoppage of the Palestinian operations, implementation of internal reforms and withdrawal of the Israeli army from the region ''A'' that is under the Palestinian authority and freezing settlements operations. Those who have seen the road map as just traps and deceit are quite right and the moment it is being implemented the conflict as a whole would be back to the point zero. All the Arabs have to rectify the American mistaken idea about them and have to be serious to follow a new Arab road preserving their stature and their threatened existence.