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16 - 22 November 2000
Issue No.508
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Palestinian mothers in the dock
When are parents made to answer for crimes against their children that others have committed? Mouin Rabbani makes an educated guess
Mediterraneanism and Middle-Easternism
The same issue can appear in a different light if seen from another perspective. Mohamed Sid-Ahmed discusses how this applies to the Arab-Israeli conflict
Modern is as modern votes
Hala Mustafa maps out the slow, erratic road to democracy
Partners, not prisoners
By Salah Montasser
The problem of Arab relations with Israel, has little to do with who rules in Israel -- Barak, Sharon, Shamir, Netanyahu or Peres -- but has much to do with the misconceptions deeply ingrained in the minds of all Israeli leaders and their insistence that things could not be otherwise.
--read on--

Close up
By Salama Ahmed Salama
A tragic case
There is no longer any reason to think the world community is capable of resuming the Middle East peace process. --read on--
Please, Mrs Robinson

During a four-day visit to occupied Palestinian territories, UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson saw for herself a few examples of the Israeli terror campaign to which Palestinians are subjected as a matter of routine. --read on--

Naguib Mahfouz
The homeland for all

In spite of all the infractions that took place in the People's Assembly elections, I feel they represent the best electoral process to take place in Egypt for many years -- a hypothesis that will be tested in the coming parliamentary term. --read on--

This week:
Hillary Clinton

A sharp turn
By Osama El-Ghazali Harb

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