From the Editor

Is the Arab World on the verge of a new era of fragmentation along ethnic and sectarian lines? What are the powers that take benefit from internal differences and disturbances towards more divisions in the Arab Nation?

In his message "To The Arab Nation We Belong", Mr. Khalaf Al Habtoor discusses the current situation in the Arab World in general and the Gulf in particular. He highlights the importance of national unity as the only viable solution to deal with the threat of fragmentation under religious and sectarian propagandas.

In another article, Mr. Khalaf Al Haptoor urges the Lebanese people to put aside their political differences and work together to build and develop their loved country.

In the other hemisphere, Mr. Paul Findley, the ex congressman in the US, casts light on the Bush Administration’s effort led by the Secretary of State, Ms. Condoleezza Rice, to revive Middle East peace process in the face of Israeli opposition. He asks whether Mr. Rice can offer her boss the opportunity to build renowned legacy as peace maker after his dismal performance as war president.

With Ms. Linda Heard, reader will know more about one of the most controversial names in the international business and politics circles, George Soros. In another article, she will introduce to us the world’s best-known war correspondent, Mr. Robert Fisk.

In this issue, Al Shindagah will take its readers to Al Haram Al Sharif and Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. There, we will know about Israel’s effort to change the Islamic and Arab identity of one of the holiest places in the Islamic World.



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