Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
17 - 23 August 2000
Issue No. 495
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Forsaking the smear
By hurling endless accusations at Yasser Arafat, sections of the Palestinian opposition are undermining the hopes of their people, writes Ibrahim Nafie
A case of histrionics
Abdel-Moneim Said dissects the pattern of regular disputes between Egypt and the US and finds them full of sound if not substance
Clinton's waning authority
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed questions whether a repeat performance of the Camp David scenario is still on the cards
Take aim, fire
The Egyptian press is developing a remarkable ability to shoot itself in the foot. Abdel-Aleem El-Abyad on journalistic marksmanship
Close up
By Salama Ahmed Salama
The art of illusion

When I left Cairo for my annual vacation a few weeks ago summer temperatures were soaring, both literally and in terms of the political situation. --read on--
What proposals?

The flurry of diplomatic activity currently taking place could bear fruit and lead to the convening of a second, short Camp David summit. There is a cautious optimism as far as the resumption of the final status Palestinian-Israeli talks are concerned, though we still have a long way to go before all the sensitive issues are resolved. --read on--

Naguib Mahfouz
House of tomes
Dar Al-Kotob (the National Library), for so long a cornerstone on which the edifice of Egyptian culture has been built, --read on--

This week:
Fouad Seraggeddin Pasha

Syndicate syndrome
By Amir Salem

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