Al-Nahar [Archives:2004/726/Press Review]

April 5 2004

1 Apr 2004
Main headlines
– Al-Zindani renews his readiness to stand before court to confute American charges
– UNESCO's regional symposium on governance and alleviation of poverty
– Training course for economic editors concluded
Columnist Abdulbari Tahir says in his article the Israeli and American terror is stepped up and their feeling increases that the resistance in Iraq and Palestine embodies the national and Islamic dimension and the international that refuses occupation and colonization. Israel intends to destroy the Palestinian resistance and efface the Palestinian cause and impose surrender on the Arab nation. America, meanwhile wants to market the logic of preemptive war and impose domination of the one pole on the globe and monopolize the logic of power in facing various peoples and nations of the world.
What arouses our surprise and astonishment is the obtuseness of the feeling of the Arab ruling system. This system perceives well that majority of its states came to power for Factors such as resisting colonization and liberation of the land, restoration of the Palestinian land and preservation of sovereignty and independence. Continuation of the aggression and colonialist war on Iraq and Palestine does undermine the legitimacy of their system and prepares the land for new forces and new legitimacies now being under establishment amidst the cauldron of the war that would surely not be confined to the boundaries of Iraq and Palestine. The Arab region is prepared for inflammation and what is perpetrated by Israel and America is pouring more oil on a burning land and ready for explosion because of the aggression on the national and human dignity and because of the corruption and surrender of the outdated and despotic Arab regimes that fall to their knees before the invading armies but act ferociously in confronting the will and aspirations of their nation.