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Flowers say NO TO WAR (Khaldoun Gharaybeh, 3/30/03).


Don't blame me (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/31/03).


Twelve days of death and destruction live on TV, nothing impressive, let's see what's going on in Palestine for a moment (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/31/03).


Friendly fire downs planes, destroys tanks, and kills soldiers! (Baha Boukhari, 3/31/03).


The state of the Iraqi regime (Amjad Rasmi, 3/31/03).


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By Stavro Jabra (Ad Dabbour, 3/31/03).


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Incompetent Arab rulers will be next (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/31/03).


The world system is committing suicide by allowing this war to start and by its inability to stop it (By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/31/03). 


Iraqis have been waiting for this moment for 7,000 years. Finally, democracy is coming. They will enjoy it in their graves. (Al-Ahram, 3/31/03).


Incompetent and puppet Arab rulers lifting a sign that says: "We are with and against the war."  Thus, they support whoever wins the war.  (By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/31/03).



A three-day invasion, followed by a welcome with flowers, was just a balloon punctured by resistance to the invasion (Emad Hajjaj, 3/28/03).


The The sign says: "Baghdad does NOT welcome you." (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/28/03).


In resisting the US-UK invasion, Iraqis use everything, even date fruits (Nasser Al-Ja'afari, 3/28/03).


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The compass of the Jordanian people pointing to siding with Iraq despite US-Israeli pressures (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/28/03).


Israel vs. Arabs in 1948 (right) and Israel vs. Arabs in 2003 (left). By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/28/03). 


An Iraqi standing on the ruins of his house, which was destroyed by a US missile, lifting a sign that says: You can destroy my house, but you cannot defeat me. (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/27/03).


The US-UK war on Iraq destroyed the UN. (Sa'ad Eddin, Al-Ahram, 3/27/03).


An Arab journalist telling foreign journalists that he is free and there are no restrictions or chains around him (By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/28/03).


A recurring theme in Arab press is that this US war in Iraq aims at the destruction of Arabs and Americans alike, only Israel may stand to benefit from it (Baha Bukhari, Al-Ayyam, 3/27/03).


Yassin Khalil (Teshreen, 3/26/03).


By Yassin Khalil (Teshreen, 3/27/03).


Everyone of the US missiles is carrying a different tag, one is freedom, another democracy, a third prosperity, and so on. Why are Iraqis still angry? (By Yousuf Abedlaki, Al-Khaleej, 3/28/03).


War doesn't bring freedom and democracy. It brings death. (By Haroon, 3/28/03).





Apache helicopters in Iraq (By Ali Hamra, Teshreen, 3/27/03).


Operation "Shock and Awe" and the march to Baghdad (Emad Hajjaj, 3/27/03).


The 'Road Map,' that Bush and Blair discussed at Camp David yesterday, was the road map to Baghdad, not to the Palestinian state, as they claim. (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/27/03).


Bush and Blair trying to figure out the Road Map to Baghdad among Iraq marshes and sandstorms (Nasser Al-Ja'afari, 3/27/03).


By Stavro Jabra (3/26/03).


George Bush assuring the world that everything is OK and goes according to the plan (By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/27/03). 


An Iraqi standing on the ruins of his house, which was destroyed by a US missile, lifting a sign that says: You can destroy my house, but you cannot defeat me. (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/27/03).


The US-UK war on Iraq destroyed the UN. (Sa'ad Eddin, Al-Ahram, 3/27/03).


An incompetent, puppet Arab ruler speaking to the press about the war from his comfortable place in the desert (By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/27/03).


A recurring theme in Arab press is that this US war in Iraq aims at the destruction of Arabs and Americans alike, only Israel may stand to benefit from it (Baha Bukhari, Al-Ayyam, 3/27/03).


Yassin Khalil (Teshreen, 3/26/03).


By Yassin Khalil (Teshreen, 3/27/03).



The Giant Gulliver in Iraq (Emad Hajjaj, 3/26/03).


The right of return is sacred for Palestinian refugees. The home keys are still kept and the UN resolutions guarantee it (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/26/03).


By Haroon (Al-Khaleej, 3/26/03).


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By Stavro Jabra (3/26/03).


Israeli Bush-adopted 'Road Map' to Palestinian independence (By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/26/03). 


Arab leaders and their shadow (Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/26/03).


The first to die in the US-UK war on Iraq was the honor of Arab rulers who allowed it to happen (Amjad Rasmi, Ad Dustour, 3/24/03).


We lost several soldiers by friendly fire. We also lost several helicopters by friendly fire. Moreover, we lost a Patriot missile battery team by friendly fire. We even lost a jet fighter by friendly fire!!! (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/26/03).


Inefficient Arab League meeting resolutions: 1. Condemnation of the US-UK aggression. 2. Allowing some anti-war demonstrations. 3. Urging satellite station no to show graphic photos. 4. Appealing to singers to sing sad songs. 5. Distributing donation boxes everywhere. (Hamed, 3/26/03).



May God bring peace to Iraq and the world (Emad Hajjaj, 3/25/03).


Arabs crying for seeing the continuous daily death and destruction inflicted on their brothers and sisters in Iraq (Al-Ahram, 3/25/03).


The marshes to Baghdad (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/24/03).


Where are the flowers? (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/24/03).



(By Yassin Khalil, Teshreen, 3/24/03).


- Let's travel to Earth. - No, it's inhabited by violent and dangerous creatures. (Yousuf Abedlaki, Al-Khaleej, 3/25/03).


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(By Stavro Jabra, 3/23/03).


Sharon commenting on the US-UK missile attacks on Baghdad: This is a historical revenge for what Nebukhad Nizzar did about 2,500 years ago. ( By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/25/03). 


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Incompetent Arab rulers don't see or hear anything (Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/25/03).


The first to die in the US-UK war on Iraq was the honor of Arab rulers who allowed it to happen (Amjad Rasmi, Ad Dustour, 3/24/03).


Palestine and Iraq are standing tall (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/24/03).


Incompetence and disputes among Arab rulers wasted Arab wealth (Hamed, 3/25/03).



Death and destruction hovering over Baghdad (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/22/03).


Operation Iraq Freedom: How many crimes have been committed in the name of freedom? (By Emad Hajjaj, 3/22/03). 


Sharon, blood, and destruction (By Ali Hamra, Teshreen, 3/22/03).


If my blood is going to awaken the Arab Nation, it's worth it. (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/22/03).


Most Arab eyes are shedding tears for what's happening to Baghdad (Yousuf Abedlaki, Al-Khaleej, 3/22/03).


Skies of Baghdad during the US missile attacks. (Khalil Abu Arafeh, 3/22/03).


George Bush asking one of the puppet Arab rulers: Do you like Iraq? The puppet answers him with a big "NO." Then, he turns to his citizens screaming: You see, I told you, we're the only ones who can say "NO" to America!!! (By Melhem Emad, 3/22/03).


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It's not just Saddam Hussain who is targeted in this US assault on Iraq, it's the world system itself. (By Stavro Jabra,  in La Revue du Liban, 3/20/03).


The new Lady Liberty: A Tourcher (a new word in the English language). By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/22/03).


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The UN Charter under the US military boot (Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/22/03).




The US war on Iraq (By John Chuckman, 3/21/03).


Finally Iraq joining Palestine, as an occupied territory. The Zionist empire is revealing itself. (Khalil Abu Arafeh, 3/20/03).


Bush riding his elephant (puppet Arab leaders) to Baghdad (By Omayya, 3/20/03).


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The Bush's version of Lady Liberty (By Stavro Jabra, 3/20/03).


It's the law of the jungle now. No more UN legitimacy. (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/20/03).


Amjad Rasmi (3/20/03).


Iraq, left alone, facing the US-UK assault (Baha Bukhari, 3/20/03).


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Bush lynching diplomacy and international law (Al-Ra'i, 3/20/03).



The Destruction (By Emad Hajjaj, Ad Dustour,  3/20/03).


By Yassin Khalil (Teshreen, 3/20/03).


I'm neither afraid of the war nor worried about the oil. My biggest fear is that they may annex our country and force us to become Americans. (Haroon, Al-Khaleej, 3/19/03).


(By Yousuf Abedlaki, Al-Khaleej,  3/21/03). 


Israel, the main beneficiary from the US-UK war on Iraq. The zero hour has been decided by Sharon and Bush (Khalil Abu Arafeh, 3/19/03).


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Bush the acrobat and what he is playing with (By Stavro Jabra, 3/19/03).


Bush called Sharon following the murder of Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist, when a Zionist terrorist ran over her body with his bulldozer in Rafah, Palestine, on 3/16/03. Bush to Sharon: We need your help in Baghdad, send some Israeli bulldozers over there to deal with so-called peace activists (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/19/03).


The US media invisible elephant (looking for all kinds of justifications for the US war on Iraq, except the real one: Israel). By John Bayldon (3/19/03).


The whole world is against the US war on Iraq but the Bush administration doesn't see and doesn't hear. (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh, 3/19/03).



The Cowboy (By Emad Hajjaj, Ad Dustour,  3/19/03).


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By Stavro Jabra (3/18/03).


Puppet Arab rulers and their close circles can't wait to see the slaughter in Baghdad. Is it going to start with B-52s or with Tomahawks? (Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/19/03).


People all over the world, particularly in Europe, demonstrated against the US war on Iraq. However, Arabs were not as active in their anti-war demonstrations. The reason is that they are occupied with more important issues. They are under the threat themselves, particularly in the countries surrounding Iraq. (Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/18/03). 


It is blood for oil, but it is the Iraqi blood for the Iraqi oil, of course (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, 3/18/03).


 A stupid puppet Arab ruler (a symbol of the defunct Arab official system) is being wedded to the US "Road Map" announcement, in return for his collaboration in the assault on Iraq. (By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/19/03).


Bush announced that he would rebuild Iraq after its destruction. (By Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittihad, 3/19/03).


The War, soon, in a theater near you (Haroon, Al-Khaleej, 3/19/03).


Writing the ultimatum to Iraq  (By Yousuf Abedlaki, Al-Khaleej,  3/19/03). 


Name: Rachel Corrie. Nationality: A US citizen, peace activist. Place in history: Martyred on March 17, 2003. Where in Rafah refugee camp, occupied Palestine. Why and who murdered her? Zionist Israelis killed her by running over her when she stood before them to prevent them from demolishing a Palestinian refugee home. What will the Bush administration do? Nothing. When it comes to Israeli war crimes, American politicians are blind, deaf, and dump.  RACHEL CORRIE SUFFERED LIKE THE PEOPLE SHE LOVED. SHE DIED AMONG THEM. SHE IS ONE OF THEM. SHE IS A PALESTINIAN MARTYR. (By Khalil Arafeh, 3/17/03).



A Palestinian child liftin the picture of the Martyr Rachel Corrie, the American woman peace activist who was murdered by Zionist Israeli bulldozer driver in Rafah today, when she was trying to prevent Israelis from demolishing a Palestinian house. The Palestinian child is screaming at an Arab puppet ruler that the American Rachel Corrie has sacrificed her life to stop Israeli aggression, while they are doing nothing except plotting against other Arabs. (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/17/03).


By Emad Hajjaj (3/17/03).


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With the cabal of Zio-conservatives controlling America's foreign policy, the number of countries that may be invaded by the US is unknown. That's why a new American flag needs to include more stars than it does now (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh, 3/17/03).


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By Stavro Jabra (3/17/03).


Arab officials listing down names of Palestinian martyrs, murdered by Israeli Zionists and can't wait to start listing down names of Iraqi martyrs, who will be murdered during the impending US war, as if this is the only thing they can do (Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/17/03). 


 The war criminal, Ariel Sharon, and his antithesis: Palestinian resistance (By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/17/03).


By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/17/03).


A world waiting for the explosion  (By Haroon, Al-Khaleej,  3/17/03). 


The war monster eating up the Middle East again. It does, at least once every ten years, since the establishment of Israel, in 1948. (By Farag Hassan, Al-Ahram, 3/17/03).



By Khalil Abu Arafeh (3/16/03).


Swallowing the Middle East! Is it possible? Yes, it is. Just look at me (By Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/16/03).


Iraq between US-UK (left) and France and Russia (right). By Amjad Rasmi, Ad Dustour, 3/16/03).


Bush's announcement about his Road Map to the Palestinian state was the relief Arab rulers were waiting to cover up for their approval of the US invasion of Iraq. (Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/16/03).


The US tearing of the peaceful path of the UN and taking the world into an era of war (Emad Hajjaj, 3/16/03).


 Puppet Arab rulers playing chess (By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/16/03).


History chasing puppet Arab rulers out of its pages (By Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittihad, 3/16/03).


The Arab clock has stopped ticking (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh (Al-Ra'i, 3/16/03).



Using the 'Road Map' as a ploy to facilitate the invasion of Iraq (By Yousuf Abedlaki, Al-Khaleej,  3/16/03). 


In accordance with the Bush administration's anti-French campaign, Lady Liberty will become Lady of intervention in other countries (By Sa'ad Eddin, Al-Ahram, 3/16/03).


Mr. President, we've changed the name of French fries into Liberty fries. But still there's a problem: Lady Liberty herself is French. (Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/15/03).


The US invasion of Iraq: a new frontier of uncertainty and darkness (By Haroon, Al-Khaleej, 3/15/03).


Bush's 'Road Map' (the carrot): Too little compared to the Mother of All Bombs that is about to be dropped Baghdad. It's also too late, after three full years of US-supported Israeli war on the Palestinian people ... More empty words without any change on the ground.  (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/15/03).


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ISOLATION OR SELF-WORSHIP: After controlling US foreign policy and dragging the US into a conflict with the Arab and Muslim worlds, Zionists look at the mirror to see nobody else around them. Is it a self-worship or an isolation from the whole world, or both? (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh (Al-Ra'i, 3/15/03).


Pro-Israel US foreign policy which has resulted in the war on Iraq is destroying the UN. (By Emad Hajjaj (3/15/03).


Jenin, the continuous Zionist lust for Palestinian blood (five Palestinians were killed by Israeli terrorists yesterday). By Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/15/03).


Arabs between the US Christian fundamentalists (top) and Israeli Zionist fundamentalists (bottom). By Yousuf Abedlaki, 3/15/03). 


A Palestinian victim of Zionist Israeli war crimes and massacres screaming at a US official: Don't I have any human rights? Why don't you interfere? Why are you dead silent? (By Farag Hassan, Al-Ahram, 3/15/03).




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From the collection of the late Mahmoud Kahil (Arab News, 3/14/03).

By Khaldoun Gharaybeh (Al-Ra'i, 3/14/03).


I can't wait any longer, I want to test the Mother of All Bombs! (USA). By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/14/03). US selective implementation of UN Security Council resolutions: concerning Israel, left, (no implementation) and concerning Iraq, right, (fully enforced). By Emad Hajjaj (3/14/03).


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Baghdad is about to be invaded, to join Jerusalem and Grozni, while Arabs and Muslims are still falling asleep (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/14/03). The Washington war mongers are tearing the world into peaces over their invasion of Iraq (Stavro Jabra, 3/14/03).


Tony Blair, torn between the Bush drive for war and his Labor Party's drive out of it. (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/14/03). Inter-Arab disputes (Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittihad, 3/14/03).


Bush the painter (By Yousuf Abedlaki, Al-khaleej, 3/14/03). The Mother of All Bombs, the US present for Iraqi mothers in the Mother's Day (By Nabeel Taj, Al-Ahram, 3/14/03).



Three well-know mothers in our world today, from left to right: The Mother of All Victims (Iraqi people), the Mother of All Bombs (from US), and the Mother of All Battles (1991 massacre called Gulf War). By Emad Hajjaj (3/13/03). The US distracting the world to the Iraqi crisis to allow the Zionist Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people continue without much scrutiny from world public opinion (Yassin Khalil, Teshreen, 3/13/03).


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Incompetent Arab rulers don't want to see or hear or know anything other than the word "Bush" (Stavro Jabra, 3/8/03). Arabs holding their hero (France) and held by their oppressor (USA). By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/13/03).


Puppet Arab rulers trying to hide  beneath the Effel Tower, "France fights for us." (Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/13/03). Puppet Arab rulers are waiting for the US war on Iraq to start (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/13/03).


An Arab journalist and his ruler-censor (Hamed, Alittihad, 3/13/03). The courageous members of the UN denied the US international legitimacy it sought to invade Iraq. But the Sharon-Bush-Blair axis will still invade Iraq, anyway (Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittihad, 3/13/03).


The revolt against Tony Blair is growing, which may split the war alliance (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/13/03). Peace activists all over the world continue their demonstrations against the US war on Iraq (Mahir Daoud, Al-Ahram, 3/13/03).


Arab rulers don't want to see or hear it (Amjad Rasmi, Ad Dustour, 3/12/03). The US insists on that its seat in the UNSC is higher than the rest (Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/12/03).


The French veto, the world last line of defense against US war (Emad Hajjaj, Ad Dustour, 3/12/03). The more Palestinian blood spilled by Zionist Israelis, the more resistance to their atrocities and occupation (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/12/03).


One Arab prisoner: "I was arrested because I participated in the opposition anti-war demonstration." The other prisoner: "And I was arrested because I did not participate in the government-organized anti-war demonstration." (Hamed, Alittihad, 3/12/03). The US policy of war on Iraq is splitting the world (Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittihad, 3/12/03).


Jacques Chirac came to the rescue (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/12/03). Bush, the superman, and his magical paint (Stavro Jabra, 3/12/03).


Americans demonstrating against US war on Iraq and against self-destructive war policies (Farag Hassan (Al-Ahram, 3/12/03). No war on Iraq (Naji, Al-Ahram, 2/13/03).


Bush to Powell: "It's time to start counting from ten to zero (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/11/03).   

Just go ahead, nuke it, it's Babylon (from the collection of the late Mahmoud Kahil, Arab News, 3/11/03).


The US administration has a message to the Arab street: Keep quiet, the storm is coming (Emad Hajjaj, Ad Dustour, 3/11/03). Voting in the UN Security Council is going to be a collision that may destroy the UN (By Amjad Rasmi, Ad Dustour, 3/11/03).


Mahmoud Abbas, the newly appointed Palestinian Prime Minister, and the huge burdens he has to carry (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/11/03).

The Palestinian people represent a huge cactus tree that is well adapted to its own environment. No matter how much war crimes and massacres the Zionist invaders may commit, Palestinians will be there at the end of the day. (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/11/03).


Arab rulers fighting against each other while their nation is about to be devastated by the US-UK war on Iraq (Hamed, Alittihad, 3/11/03). Sharon in Jabalya (By Stavro Jabra, Ad Dabbour, 3/11/03).


US tanks fueld by Arab oil to invade Iraq (By Stavro Jabra, Ad Dabbor, 3/11/03) George Bush better not do it (By Stavro Jabra, Addabour, 3/11/03).


Today's voting in the UN Security Council: No to war, No to war, No to war, No to war ... (By Amjad Rasmi, 3/10/03).


Americans are also joining the rest of the world in anti-war demonstrations, saying "No to War." (By Khalil Yassin, Tehsreen, 3/10/03).

One of the benefits of the war on Iraq for Israel is making the news about Israeli war crimes secondary not only in world media but even in the Arab media. In any crime, look for the beneficiary. (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/10/03).


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Bush lifting a sign that says: "We'll teach democracy to the world." However, he is hit by an arrow from the Turkish democracy. (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/10/03).

The positive reports presented by Blix and El-Baradei about Iraq's cooperation with UN inspectors left George Bush speechless, without UN excuses to invade Iraq (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/10/03).


Bush to Powell: "It's time to start counting from ten to zero (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/10/03).    The war on Iraq will be just the beginning. Other Arab regimes are intended to fall like dominos (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/10/03).


Arabs (and the whole world with them) are waiting for the execution (the US-UK war on Iraq). By Emad Hajjaj, Alquds Alarabi, 3/10/03) A husband decided to commit suicide to get rid of his wife. But his wife still threatens him saying that: "If you commit suicide, then President George Bush will consider you as a terrorist, and he will order arresting you live or dead. So, you better quit." (By Sa'ad Eddin, Al-Ahram, 3/10/03) 


The US military power has made the veto of other permanent members of the UNSC irrelevant. This is the lesson that will trigger an arms race in the world again (By Yousuf Abedlaki, Al-Khaleej, 3/10/03). The horse: You know that there are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but you'll still invade Iraq, aren't you? (Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittiahad, 3/10/03).


The Zionist Israeli "Defense" Minister, Shaul Mofaz, and his medals: Palestinian blood and body parts (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/9/03).


The Arab League's only and humble effort to stop the US war on Iraq (sending a committee to Washington, which was ignored by President Bush). By Baha Boukhari (Al-Ayyam, 3/9/03). The first casualty in the US war on Iraq is the European economy (By Khalil Yassin, Tehsreen, 3/9/03).


Blix: "UN inspectors need more time to complete their job in Iraq." Bush: "He's either stupid or pretends to be so." (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/9/03).

By Khaldoun Gharaybeh (Al-Ra'i, 3/9/03).


The war on Iraq is just one way for the US scissors to cut the Arab homeland into smaller and weaker pieces, in order to take over Arab resources and enable Israel to control the Middle East (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/9/03).    The objects numbered by Zionist Israeli occupation forces for demolition in this area (everything Palestinian) as a step to make the job easier for Zionist settlers (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/9/03).


With this imperialist US-UK invasion of Iraq, the Middle East will never know stability (By Farag Hassan, Al-Aram, 3/9/03)                                        We'll liberate the Iraqi people from the brutal dictator (even by destroying their country in a war outside the UN legitimacy). By Sa'ad Eddin (Al-Ahram, 3/9/03) 


One puppet Arab ruler to another: "You're an agent of imperialism, you should be ashamed of yourself." (By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/9/03). The US-UK pressure on Iraq intensifies before the zero hour (Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittiahad, 3/8/03).


I just don't know why do they hate us? (Melhem Emad, Alkifah Alarabi, 3/8/03).


America's Arab allies playing the same role now against Arab nationalist Iraq, just like the role their grandfathers played against Ottoman Iraq, in World War I (By Emad Hajjaj, Alquds Alarabi, 3/8/03). A Palestinian mother whose child was murdered by Zionist Israeli occupation raids is screaming: "Shame to sleeping Arabs, Shame to traitor rulers." (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/8/03).


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President Bush: "We condemn with the stongest words all these terrorist actions that ... " Colin Powell interrupting: "Mr. President, wait a minute, this is our man (Sharon, the man of peace) who committed these war crimes." Bush: "Oh! Really? Hmm. (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/8/03). The US unilateralism in dealing with Iraq is destroying the United Nations (By Zaki Shaqfeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/8/03).


World peace activists are the human shields against war and its constituents (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/8/03).    Arab rulers sent a committee to the UN to meet with Kofi Annan and other UNSC members. That's all. Then, they went to sleep. However, they can't sleep because of the noise made by peace activists all over the world and by the news about the impending war. (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/8/03).


Geography teacher: Who can tell me where is the Arab homeland located? Student: It's located between US-Turkish troops in the north, US-UK troops in the east, US troops in the south, and US-Israeli Troops in the west. (Hamed, Alittihad, 3/8/03). The US-UK pressure on Iraq intensifies before the zero hour (Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittiahad, 3/8/03).


Mahir Daoud (Al-Aram, 3/8/03) criticizing those who say, "No to War" then they go home to do what they do as a routine. He expects them to do more than saying No to war.                                        Also Farag Hassan (Al-Ahram, 3/8/03) is criticizing (state-staged) anti-war demonstrations, as if this is the only thing required of governments and individuals. Here, one says to the other: "There are 'No War on Iraq' signs even on other planets in the solar system.


Owner of an Arab TV station to the manager: I don't want news about Iraq or Palestine (By Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittihad, 3/7/03).

The only acceptable (by the US) Arab unity is the one that enables the Zionists in Israel to continue their massacres against the Palestinian people to break their will, in order to force them to accept the Israeli occupation (Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/7/03).


Sharon, the Zionist Butcher, and the Islamic summit in Qatar: Continuous massacres and continuous defiance not only to Muslims but to people around the world (By Emad Hajjaj, Alquds Alarabi, 3/7/03). The wife of an Arab ruler telling him: "The war is about to start." He answers her in denial, "No way, I'm not even moving from my place." (Mahir Daoud, Al-Aram, 3/7/03).


A major objective on the war on Iraq is strengthening Israel (in addition to strengthening the oil and the military industries). But an immediate benefit for the Zionists in Israel is distracting the world media away from their massacres and destruction of the Palestinian society. (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/7/03).    Incompetent Arab rulers playing volleyball: throwing danger away a little bit while knowing that the explosion will harm everyone. (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/6/03).


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Yousuf Abedlaki (Al-Khaleej, 3/7/03) addresses an important topic: What's the importance of anti-war demonstrations. After all, the tanks have already passed by peace activists to the battlefield. They couldn't stop the war with their signs "No to War." Well, saying "No to war" is good for people's physical and mental health. It confirms their humanity vis-a-vis the brutality of war mongers. It is education for the young and for those who don't know. Finally, it's a step towards a more peaceful world that should be followed by other steps like throwing war mongers out of office in next elections. Arabs rulers as the Iraqi and Palestinian crises showed them: incompetent and crippled (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/7/03).


The ultimate result of America's blind support of Israel: A continuous bloodbath (from the collection of the late Mahmoud Kahil, Arab News, 3/7/03).


By Yassin Al-Khalil (Teshreen, 3/6/03).


Fights of Arab rulers in Arab and Islamic conferences (By Emad Hajjaj, 3/6/03). Arabs holding a sign that says "No to Aggression" with one hand and fighting each other with the other hand (Mahir Daoud, Al-Aram, 3/6/03).


Failure of Sharon's military solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A Palestinian suicide bomber, disguised as a religious Jew, asking an Israeli policeman: How is the security situation? The policeman answers: Excellent, everything is under control. (By Amjad Rasmi, Ad Dustour, 3/6/03).

Failure of Arab and Muslim leaders to stop the impending US-UK war on Iraq. The Arab summit (down) and the Islamic summit (following). By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/6/03). 


Destruction of Iraqi Al-Sumoud missiles by UN inspectors (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/6/03).    The Zionist Israeli hand as seen by Palestinians, a hand of death and destruction, not a hand of peace (By Omayya, 3/6/03).


Arabs crying Palestine and Iraq, allocating two different kinds of tissues to wipe their two kinds of tears, Iraq tears and Palestine tears(By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/6/03). If all what the Muslim Countries Organization could do to save Iraq from destruction of the coming US war was to issue a statement, then it is also as dead as the Arab League (Haroon, Alittihad, 3/6/03).


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Arab and Israeli symbold of peace (By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/6/03). Arabs still pretend not to hear war drum beating clearly enough (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/6/03).


After the disgraceful performance of Arab rulers, Yousuf Abedlaki (Al-Khaleej, 3/6/03) suggests changing the slogan, "One Arab Nation," into "several Arab nations." The "Road Map" as understood by Israeli Zionists is asking Arafat which "road" he prefers to leave Palestine. (By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/6/03).


The words on the French flag say: "No to war on Iraq." One of the wonders and ironies of our time is the French leadership in opposing the US assault on Iraq, which encouraged other nations to oppose the coming slaughter, particularly Germany, Russia, China, and perhaps Turkey. However, some Arab states lift the US flag, through giving the US their territories, military bases, diplomatic initiatives, and ultimately paying the costs of the war, like they did in 1991. There should be no surprise, though, as these states have always been British protectorates first and US protectorates now. (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/5/03).


The UN chief inspector, Hans Blix, to President Bush: "Sir, Yes Sir, we have been destroying Iraqi STEADFASTNESS (Al-Sumoud) missile. Bush answers him: "That is not engough, we need to destroy steadfastness itself, not just the missiles with the same name." Only then, Arabs will accept Israeli domination of the Middle East, which is our ultimate goal (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, Alquds, 3/5/03).   


Some Arabs from Bilad Esh Sham (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine) like to know their future by looking at the remains of coffee in the coffee cup after finishing it and putting it upside down. This is for entertainment only. Here a Palestinian wife telling her husband about his future, she says: "You're going to be one of these three categories, either one of the poor, or one of the martyrs, or one of the hopeful cabinet members (in reference to a new Palestinian government that suits Israeli-US requirements). By Baha Boukhari (Al-Ayyam, 3/5/03).


The Arab League, the humiliation of the master-protector of puppet rulers (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/5/03). Arab League futile efforts to stop the assault on Iraq (sending a committee to Washington) and Gulf states's initiative that Saddam should leave Iraq. These efforts are like grinding water. Can you grind water? Why, any way? (By Muhammed Saba'ineh, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/5/03).


Sharm El-Shaikh summit disaster (Yousuf Abedlaki, 3/5/03). The US and Israel laughing at the final statement of the Sharm El-Shaikh Arab summit (By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/5/03).


One of the ten Palestinians the Israeli occupation terrorists killed in Buraij refugee camp was Nuha Suwaidan, a pregnant woman. In her funeral, other pregnant Palestinian women were chanting: We won't kneel down (to Zionists) as long as we have even one child. (By Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/4/03).


Today, the Islamic Hijra year 1424 has started with the month of Muharram, which means that God has prohibited fighting during this month and the following three months. (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/4/03).

The Arab summit played in only extraordinary times. The first time was in August 1990. The socond time was in March 2003. (By Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/4/03).   


Coming soon: War on Iraq. Sharon and his Zionist settlers can't wait to see the show. (Emad Hajjaj, Ad Dustour, 3/4/03). George Bush, the world juggler (By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/4/03).


With all of its shortcomings, the Arab summit said NO TO WAR on Iraq. (By Yousuf Abedlake, Al-Khaleej, 3/3/03). An Egyptian poor middle class father bringing his children to the butcher to ask him a favor: Will you please allow my children to see the meat for a minute? They have been craving for it (Al-Ahram, 3/3/03).


One puppet Arab ruler asking the other, commenting on the UN destruction of Al-Sumoud (steadfast) Iraqi missile: What does "steadfast" mean anyway? The other puppet ruler replies: This is something we don't know about, but it should be something bad.  (By Amjed Rasmi, Ad Dustour, 3/2/03). The true Turkish democracy rejects the US $30 billion bribe as a price of allowing the US to invade Iraq from Turkey. Compare this with the Pakistani case, when the military ruler agreed in seconds to join the US "war on terror" and you will discover that America can only work with dictatorships, not democracies (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, 3/3/03).


Crooked Arab politicians reaching power through illegitimate means (By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/3/03). George Bush beating the UN with the final blow (going to war without the UNSC approval). By Mustafa Rahmeh (Alittihad, 3/3/03).


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The Arab League said NO TO WAR (although some of its members provide bases for the US). However, the Turkish Parliament's NO TO WAR was much more effective. It has denied the US the landing pad it needs to invade and devastate Iraq. The problem is that George Bush doesn't understand Arabic or Turkish. Maybe, just maybe, this cartoon wakes him up to quit the adventure of invading Iraq (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/3/03).

The Sharm El-Shaikh Arab summit said NO TO WAR  (the light weight statement) but the Gulf states bloc said YES TO WAR (the heavy weight) through allowing the US to use their territories to launch the war on Iraq. (By Zaki Shaqfeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/2/03).   


The Arab League (summit) lifting a sign saying "No War, Please" while in reality some of its member states are giving the US military bases to launch war on Iraq, which is a member state of the so-called Arab League. The cartoon also expresses a common theme in Arab editorials, which likens these states to a prostitute who is lying on bed and saying NO, even after receiving the money (Emad Hajjaj, Ad Dustour, 3/3/03). Ill-fated resolutions of Arab summits (By Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/3/03).


The Arab summit at Sharm El-Shaikh, a lion mewing before its master (By Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/2/03).


The Arab League summit says: In essence, our statement says that we are helpless when it comes to stopping the war on Iraq (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/2/03).

The final statement of the Arab League summit is already dead and has its place in the cemetery. (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, 3/2/03).


An Arab man watching tv to know the news while is beating war drums on his ears.(By Hamed, Alittihad, 3/2/03). Turkey in the US trap. (Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittihad, 3/2/03).


Part of the discussions in the Arab summit at Sharm El-Shaikh yesterday (By Amjed Rasmi, Ad Dustour, 3/2/03). The Arab summit of Sharm El-Shaikh, a plant of peace bombarded by war bombs of reality (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, 3/2/03).


The Arab summit at Sharm El-Shaikh: Calculations X calculations (Everything is calculated to maximize benefits a minizes losses for the leaders) By Khaldoun Gharaybeh, Al-Ra'i, 3/2/03). The Arab League summit, a snow man melting by Arab disagreements (Emad Hajjaj, Ad Dustour, 3/2/03).


I just want to know why do you hate us? (By Yousuf Abedlake, Al-Khaleej, 3/2/03). The Arab League summit: Arrival and departure for nothing ( By Haroon, Al-Khaleej, 3/2/03).


Liberal democracy: A parliament candidate showing a voter a number of promises: A house, a car, a ... and a ... for every citizen (By Yassin Al-Khalil, 3/2/03). The new world order: The US looks at the mirror to see itself only. It is the new world order. (By Sa'ad Eddin, Al-Ahram, 3/2/03).


The Arab summit at Sharm El-Shaikh, held under US-Israeli occupation and threat to the Arab homeland (Al-Ahram, 3/1/03).


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Iraqi and Palestinian children begging at the door of the Arab summit at Sharm El-Shaiksh, Egypt. Arab rulers already showed their empty pockets. (By Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Ad Dustour, 3/1/03). Climbing to the summit of Sharm El-Shaikh with huge burdens: Iraq, Palestine, and fear of who's going to be next (By Zaki Shaqfeh, 3/1/03).


The state of the State of Iraq (By Yousuf Abedlake, Al-Khaleej, 3/1/03). Iraq will be stabbed soon from the south (Gulf states) and from the north (Turkey). By Haroon (Al-Khaleej, 3/1/03).


When the zero hour ticks, the US-Israeli knife hands may hit the Arab neck at the same time (in Palestine and Iraq). By Hamed (Alittihad, 3/1/03). May be the best thing for the Arab League is turning it into a kindergarten, at least it may do something useful. (Mustafa Rahmeh, Alittihad, 3/1/03).


A summit conference of puppet Arab rulers, what do you expect of it other than the puppeteer's wishes? (By Khalil Abu Arafeh, Alquds, 3/1/03).

Puppet Arab rulers in their summit conference: He has to destoy these "Sumoud" (steadfast) missiles. We're living without them, and we're doing well. (By Nasser Al-Ja'afari, 3/1/03).


World puppeteers: Bush in control of the UN and Arab rulers, and Sharon in control of everybody. (By Omayya, Alhayat Aljadeeda, 3/1/03).

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