The Supreme Council of Culture commemorated the 50th death anniversary of the late leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, which falls on September 28.
The Council organized a one-day conference entitled “Gamal Abdel Nasser: Challenges and Achievements” to mark the day, which included several sessions discussing the biography of the most influential Arab leader to date under the slogan “Jerusalem is the capital of Arabism” while highlighting his approach and struggle for Arab unity and resisting colonialism in its various forms.
The conference, held under the direction of Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture, was attended by many prominent figures, topped by Chancellor Tahani Al Gebali.
In exclusive statements to SEE, Al Gebali said that the conference underscores the country’s awareness of Egypt’s cultural role in raising the collective consciousness of the Arab people and supervises the needs of the region, in particular, to mobilize the national project adopted by Egypt, and battle cognitive distortions, as well as destroy the practices raised against the new generation of Arabs.
She added: “Egypt is the heart of Arabism and the grand prize for which its enemies awaits for its fall to announce the success of the Zionist-American project for Israel’s hegemony over the region, and weakening any potential resistance from its roots; it can still restore the Arab ranks to face the danger that is slowly creeping in. History is proof of that,”
“Since the glorious October 1973 war, the enemy has realized the danger of uniting our ranks and the strength of our unity, while avoiding outright clash, fighting, and replacing it with long-term incursion plans, which we are seeing the results today,” Al Gebali continued.
She noted that Egypt is about to adopt an Arab national project that revives the dream of the late leader Abdel Nasser, which did not die with his death, and is supplemented today by President Sisi through his clear role in the region driven by protecting national security.
“The Arab people must be released to speak and discuss the normalization problem” Al Gebali stated.
She pointed out even if the Emirati public cannot voice its true opinion about halting the so-called peace treaty, something that cannot be compared to the Egyptian peace treaty that was concluded following the liberation of occupied land and war, this formal peace was between the two countries to stop conflict and not between two Brotherly countries, which was showcased after the attempts to penetrate the Egyptian entity and met with outraged.
In his speech, political historian Assem El Desouki stated there was no real political movement before Nasser, who learned the lesson from the French Revolution that lasted for decades due to divisions, especially with the July Revolution coinciding with the division of the globe between the East and West.
“Thus, he began searching for the three Arab, African, and Islamic circles, from here Israel became aware of Nasser’s plan, which explains the relations it sought with Turkey, Abyssinia, and Iran,” he added.
El Desouki continued: “He started the summit conferences after his despair from the role of the Arab League, which deemed Britain in origin. He succeeded in Establishing the Arab Union, economically and commercially, becoming a blocking wall against the colonial ghoul and its greed for riches, which are the root of a grand scheme created to break up the Middle East.”