Torching the roadmap
Khaled Amayreh reports from Palestine on how Israel tried to kill Al-Rantissi, and the roadmap
5 June: Outraged over speech of PM Mahmoud Abbas at Aqaba Summit, Palestinian factions meet in Gaza to evaluate Sharm Al-Sheikh and Aqaba Summits...
Al-Ahram Weekly continues its documentary history of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process
The Qatari angle
Qatar is angling for a bigger political role in the region and internationally. Dina Ezzat reports
In this first of a four-part series on the fundamental issues addressed by the roadmap, Jonathan Cook addresses the question of security
Muna Hamzeh looks at armed resistance groups Israel wants the roadmap to eliminate
The debate continues
Arab governments are speaking of a new Arab order, but are they committed to doing what it will take to create it? Dina Ezzat examines the possibilities
British writer Victoria Brittain offers psychological insight into how the phenomenon of suicide bombers affects Palestinian children
Ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem
Annika Hampson talks to Abu Mayaleh, a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem who refuses to be ethnically cleansed
Witnesses to war crimes
Israeli peace activist Gila Svirsky of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Jerusalem shares her fears of what the cruelty against the Palestinians is doing to Israeli society
Not so fast!
Iraqi opposition figures are unimpressed by US plans to appoint a political council to assist in running the occupied country. Omayma Abdel-Latif reports
The lessons of war
The way to Jerusalem was blocked, so they took a detour via Baghdad, only to land in a dead-end. Karim El-Gawhary, in Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, talks to survivors
Playing down the coup
The Mauritanian government on Tuesday played down the impact of an abortive coup that rocked the north-west African country for 36 hours over the weekend, and urged citizens to resume normal life...
Curse of the occupier
Can the US military be all things to all people? Nyier Abdou tags along with military patrols in Baghdad and finds that the price of US occupation goes both ways
How spontaneous was the massive looting and destruction that took place throughout Iraq following the fall of Baghdad? Galal Nassar finds method in the midst of the madness
A lot of ifs
US Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Douglas Feith told Khaled Dawoud in Washington that in the future Arabs will feel they "owe a great bit of gratitude" to US President George Bush
Amnesty International (AI) issued a statement on 3 June calling on the participants in the roadmap peace plan summit in Jordan to acknowledge that respect for human rights and international law is a fundamental obligation -- not a bargaining chip to be used in negotiations, or a concession...