Baghdad: No Coexistence with Israel
Iraqi newspapers on Thursday said the Intifada by the Palestinians underlined the impossibility of a peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Jews on Palestinian land.
"The Al-Aqsa Intifada has proved the impossibility of a coexistence between the Arabs and Zionists, who are trying to promote themselves as favorable to normalization," Babel said.
The daily, headed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's eldest son, Uday, was commenting on the anniversary of the British-sponsored Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917 proposing the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
The Middle East conflict was one "between Arabs and Muslims on one hand and the Zionist enemy on the other. And Jerusalem is more than a red line" for the Arab-Muslim world, Babel said.
It described the United States as the "main partner of Zionism in the attacks against the Arabs", charging it with "searching to abort the Intifada to guarantee the security of the Zionist entity".
"The peace process is dead, trampled by the heroes of the Intifada," Babel said, adding the uprising "was proof of the Palestinian people's refusal of a plot hatched by the US administration with Zionism" since the peace process was launched in 1991.
Iraq, which is fiercely opposed to the peace process, has called for a jihad (holy war) to liberate Palestine – BAGHDAD (AFP)
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