Al-Shoura [Archives:2005/837/Press Review]

April 28 2005

20 Apr. 2005
Main headlines

– JMP denies putting preconditions and sticks to clear mechanism for dialogue

– Al-Thawri condemns the terrorization campaign against it

– In Saada, renewal of engagements, storming of houses and continued arrests

– Dailami and Muftah, deprivation of defence ends with retaining the case for judgment on 29 May

– University teachers launch initiative of a million signatures demanding the president for comprehensive reform

– Aden witnesses sharp crisis of water

Columnist Tawakul Abdulsallam Karman writes saying perhaps the hesitation and non-interaction the opposition parties have shown towards the call for dialogue addressed by the GPC general committee and what followed it of the president forming of a special committee for dialogue chaired by the GPC secretary general, caused by that the opposition parties have become convinced that they are called for a dialogue having no value or meaning for the side that called them.

It is especially so when the opposition does not possess any strong pressure cards. Moreover, the celebration of official media of considering the mere call is a pioneering achievement reflecting the greatness tolerance of the political leadership. This consideration clearly reflects that they are not serious about the dialogue as it is a dialogue between adversaries and enemies rather than a dialogue between partners.

Any call for national alignment is usually not launched unless the regime is witnessing a suffocating crisis in the offing, which the regime fears that the opposition would exploit against the regime.