ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Skylark 284 Frere Road Bombay 400 038 Grams Econweekly Editor Krishna Raj Asaociata Editor Rajani X Desai Assistant Editor M S Prabhakar Editorial Staff Colin de Souza, K Vijayakumar Manager J K Thakkar Advertisement Manager R Venkiteswaran AGAIN and again, it is "being demonstrated that the principal enemy of the Palestinian people is the reactionary Arab regimes. During the heyday of Nasser, when bourgeois Arab nationalism properly buttressed with anti-imperialist slogan-mongering was equated with everything truly progressive, these reactionary Arab regimes were easily identifiable as consisting of the yet flourishing monarchies. The 'Voice of the Arabs' radio in Cairo was ceaseless in its calls to the Arab people in these countries to overthrow their rulers and establish republican regimes. By the time Nasser died, the old style kings had been overthrown except in Saudi Arabia and Jordan; and though the Sheikhs in the Gulf had emerged, thanks to the boom in oil prices, in even greater splendour than the old style kings of Iraq or Libya, it is now not these authentically reactionary sheikhs who pose the greatest danger to the Palestinians, but the so-called republican regimes.

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