Al-Sahwa [Archives:2003/646/Press Review]

June 30 2003

26 June 2003
Main headlines
– Islah shoura holds its 2nd session
– Arab national conference in Sana'a wagers on peoples
Columnist Zaid al-Shami says in his article the Americans have been very clear when they have announced that Israel's security is their strategic aim and their relations with the Arabs and Muslims are based on protecting interests of Israel even if they contradict the American interests. In this context was the second Gulf war and then came the war on Iraq and occupying it in order to secure Israel's security and supporting its economy in addition Iraq's oil flow to it. Despite all this the Arab regimes do not want to believe this reality or to see the fact. Many of them are still insisting that America is a mediator for peace. The revenge campaign the U.S. is leading under the allegation of fighting terror must not change the wrong to right and must not make us submit to extortion. If the Arab regimes have offered many concessions they should realize that their concessions would be responded to with more ridicule and humiliation. These regimes have nothing but to stick to and stand by the Palestinian people right to resistance and defense of sanctities.
The Palestinian leadership has to stand by its people and support their resistance and defend their rights.