The World Economic
Forum and the Arab Submission
wounds do not hurt dead bodies.
Asked in his weekly
seminar the following question: The World Economic Forum in Amman
witnessed few Arab-Israeli meetings indicating the decline in the
Arab state at this stage. How do read these developments?
Religious Authority Sayyed
Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
In fact, the World Economic Forum was held in
Amman as part of the American attempt to invest in the invasion of
Iraq on the economic level, in an effort to enhance the US
political hegemony that is spearheaded by the "Road Map"
for peace between the Palestinians and the Zionist enemy.
But if it is understandable that the US seeks
to realize these projects to promote its interests, why should the
Arabs yield and show no real objections that are a must if they
wish to preserve the minimal requirements of their security,
independence and even existence?
Why should the Arabs be eager to meet the
American military ruler of Iraq? They did not even express and
reservation over the American occupation or raise any question
about its nature or duration, despite its announcement that it
will stay indefinitely. Did things reach the level where the Arab
have accepted politically and realistically the American
occupation of Iraq?
And even if we could tolerate the Arab
recognition of the American ruler as the representative of Iraq,
how could we understand the Arab rush to meet the Israeli foreign
minister, at a time the Israelis continue their atrocities in the
Palestinian towns and villages. Such an act was not expected even
by the Zionist minister who said that they were surprised by the
Arab attitude towards the Israelis in spite of Qawasmi’s
Such an attitude is in fact unaccepted, neither
in principle nor in real politics. Why should we rush to establish
relations with Israel knowing that it will only make it disdain
the Arabs, impose new conditions on the Palestinians and gain more
support from the Americans to these conditions. This is the
meaning of the last Israeli declaration that America will not
impose any conditions on it, especially with regard with the
settlement activities and the assassinations.
We did not hear any condemnation of these
American stances although we heard their praise for the American
Department of State expression of sorrow for the martyrdom of
Qawasmi, despite the fact that the Americans held the Palestinians
responsible for the violence.
Such Arab positions hurt the feelings and the
dignity of the Arabs and Muslims, and impel us to say that the
Israeli stabs no longer hurt us. Are we that dead? And have we
actually reached the stage where we have completely surrendered?