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

April 28 2005

21 Apr. 2005
Main headlines

– Citizen killed while standing trial

– Islah welcomes dialogue with the west, Qahtan: Islamic address needs revising

– Draft law on investment arouses great controversy

– Yemen spares strategic reserve to mitigate concern about oil exhaustion

Columnist Jamal Hassan says in an article the crisis of dialogue is in its non-existence and when it is preceded by strict values: authority and opposition exchanging accusations. While the topic of sitting at the dialogue table by the authority and opposition is still heated, the two parties are exchanging accusations that may reach a degree of betrayal.

Parties of the JMP are taking a strong stand for getting guarantees for the success of the dialogue so that it would not be a mere propaganda.

It seems that a dialogue grouping the ruling party and opposition parties is passing through non-ending complexities. Ruling party and official press attacked the opposition while parties of the JMP denied having put preconditions for dialogue. At any rate, the call for dialogue by the ruling party is an expression of the deep gap between the authority and the opposition.

Instead of dealing with theoretical questions, the two parties should be preoccupied with modernizing their addresses to acquire a more practical approach.