Annas [Archives:2003/659/Press Review]

August 14 2003

11 August 2003
Main headlines:
– Rise in proportion of deposits in the International Islamic Tadamun Bank
– Sheikh al-Zindani calls upon the president to help spinsters' marriage
Columnist Dr Hosni al-Jawshaie says in his article that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has recently said that Sharon was the man of peace and the keys of peace in the region were in Sharon's hands. I think this is a personal opinion of President Mubarak. It may convince some politicians in the Arab world and considered it as giving the killer Sharon a status he does not deserve exactly as the former president Anwar Sadat had given America a role not in its place when he mentioned that 99 percent of the peace game cards in the Middle East in the hands of America.
Describing Sharon as the man of peace by President Mubarak might be an attempt to encourage the Israeli prime minister to take forward steps to implement the road map, which has no clear features. Sharon with the mentality of the extremist Zionist did not miss this opportunity and seized it to insert the issue of the sentence on the renowned spy Azam Azam who had been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. Sharon threatened if Egypt would not release the Israeli spy he would marginalize Egypt's role in the peace process in the Middle East. Sharon would not have dared to unleash these statements had not the Egyptian president's statements and gave Sharon an importance bigger than his size. This killer does not understand but the language of violence and disdain of the Arab people. The Arab people see that the keys of peace are in the hands of the Arab countries in general and Egypt in particular and not in the hands of Sharon or Bush or any other leader.