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19 - 25 October 2000
Issue No. 504
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
Curbing Israel's free hand

Gamil Mattar
Gamil Mattar:
Generations of anger

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
When opponents meet

Hani Shukrallah
Hani Shukrallah:
Crowds and corpses

Kazem Al-Saher
Kazem Al-Saher:
Gilgamesh in love
Profile by
Amira Howeidy

Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Photo Gallery

From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections
Confrontation TRIGGER-HAPPY: Israeli soldiers prepare to fire at young Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah. World leaders may scurry back and forth, convening summits and formulating resolutions so carefully worded as to render them meaningless; but the Intifada rages on, against impossible odds, as the brutal horror of Israeli occupation systematically continues to crush any hope for real peace

Moving backwards
Israeli skepticism, Palestinian opposition: Graham Usher reports from Jerusalem on responses to the Sharm Al-Sheikh Summit

Hurried half-measures
The deal brokered at the Sharm Al-Sheikh summit fell short of Arab aspirations and was simply an attempt, with questionable success, to scale down Israeli violence against Palestinians. Nevine Khalil, in Sharm Al-Sheikh, writes

Intifada in Focus:
Mass protests in Cairo Word on the street
Palestinian flag over the Nile
Selective outrage
National unity under stress
Resistance will always unite us
Hizbullah strikes again

Elections 2000
Competition and apathy
If judicial supervision meant all ran smoothly inside polling stations, irregularities continued to be reported outside --full coverage--

Will the parliamentary elections, the first stage of which began yesterday, open the way for greater participation by traditionally marginalised sections of the society? Al-Ahram Weekly, below, looks at prospects in the cases of Women and Copts
A voice of their own
Ladies of the house

On the Coptic campaign trail
It begins

Yugoslavia To rebuild a nation
Yugoslavia's newly-elected President Vojislav Kostunica was installed on high moral ground. But there are still some hurdles to overcome, warns Zorka Visnic

Tough to swallow
AbortionThe US FDA's approval of the so-called abortion pill has breathed new life into a very old debate, but the historically fervent pro-life movement may be pushed into a corner, writes Nyier Abdou

Iraq under siege
In the second instalment of a two-part article, Alain Gresh investigates the true role of the United Nations Compensation Commission in a sinister campaign for revenge

Flight no.1 to Baghdad
The first Egyptian plane to break the air embargo imposed on Iraq since 1990 landed in Baghdad airport last week. Amira Howeidy was on board

Cairo - Baghdad - Cairo
Nur Elmessiri describes 12 hours
IphigeniaWhere angels fear to tread
Nehad Selaiha is trapped in the godforsaken world of Marco Baliani's Sacrifice at Al-Hanager
Amr Diab
Of hype and fluff
Tarek Atia
rounds up the summer's film and tape scene
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50 years of Arab dispossession
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Digging for Paradise
In which Pascale Ghazaleh wards off bats, does battle with vertigo and claustrophobia, and climbs halfway to the top of the world

Feet of clay

Spanish tennis players can do no wrong on clay courts, including those in Egypt, writes Inas Mazhar
Killing time
Its not all dustballs and books above the library at Al-Salaam Secondary School in Assiut. Nevine El-Aref seeks out a forgotten collection


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