Second Round Jerusalem Conference to be Held in Sana’a [Archives:2001/12/Front Page]

March 19 2001

The second round of the Jerusalem (Al-Quds) Conference which was established last year, will be held in Sana’a next Saturday, March 24. Members of the National and Islamic Conference held a meeting last week at Shiekh Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Ahmer’s house to discuss the details of the event that will be attended by top Islamic personalities like Yusuf Al-Qirdawi, Ali Mohtashimi of Iran and Mishel Edah, and other outstanding figures. The event will spotlight on the question of the intifadah in Palestine and the embargo imposed on Iraq plus other issues of concern to the Arab as well as Islamic world. The agenda of the event includes demonstrations to be staged in Arab countries one day before the start of the Arab Summit scheduled for late this month in Amman, Jordan. It also includes other activities meant to pledge support to the Palestinian and Iraqi people. During the meeting, it was decided to reactivate the Public Committee to Defend Al-Aqsa chaired by Shiekh Al-Ahmer, and letters will be sent to prominent Arab leaders. The meeting postponed discussions of the relationship between nationalists and Islamists to the next round of the conference. 
The government of Yemen is to be the sponsor of the event.