Al-Mithaq [Archives:2004/727/Press Review]

April 8 2004

5 Apr 2004.
Main Headlines
– During his meeting with an official in the Sudanese National Conference branch, Al-Asbahi: Yemen keen on activation of security and stability in the Horn of Africa
– Hamoud Abbad: Endowments ministry prepares for holding national conference for guidance
– National strategy on wages and salaries
– Aden local council studies 255 investors files before withdrawing pieces of land given to them and have not been used for the last ten years
– Ministry of education honors 731 teachers

Columnist Dr Abdulaziz al-Maqaleh says everything at the unconvened summit conference was prepared beforehand just for absorbing the resentment haunting the Arab street especially after the assassination of sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas. As for the other topics on the summit's agenda they have not taken the summit far from Palestine and Iraq, the two bleeding wounds in the body of the Arab nation and if the Arabs would not take quick measures to heal stop the raging fire, it would extend to other Arab countries.
The coming days are to prove to the hidden force behind helping or rather ordered the postponement or canceling the summit that they were mistaken. The measure of cancellation has helped increase the state of anger and congestion in the Arab street and it would entail an explosion of reactions and an end to stability in all Arab countries. The question is whether the era of summit conferences has come to an end and the Arabs' differences have reached a stage where they are seen unable to meet.