Al-Ahram Weekly Online
13 - 19 December 2001
Issue No.564
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Unity above all
Israel's attempts to create a power vacuum in Palestine must be defeated, writes Ibrahim Nafie

Getting rid of Arafat
Mohamed Hakki has a better idea

Iraq... or Palestine?
With an agreement reached on an intermediary governing authority in Afghanistan, Mohamed Sid-Ahmed asks what will be the next target in America's anti-terrorist drive

A few bare facts
George Giacaman reckons with reality

The word itself is dangerous
Let's just agree on a definition, writes John Whitbeck

Human, all too human
As Israel escalates its attacks on the Palestinians, the latter have answered with the most devastating weapon in their arsenal: suicide bombers. But are they aiming true? Medhat El-Zahed weighs the options

Rituals of immolation
Bahiyeddin Hassan argues that human rights are the principal victims of the war on terror

To each his dead

Passion, torn to tatters
By Hani Shukrallah

Close up
America's guinea pigs
By Salama Ahmed Salama

Free-market feelings
By Ibrahim El-Issawi

Naguib Mahfouz
Birthday, feast

This week:
Hamid Karazai
Cartoon by Gomaa

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