A tangible beginning
Arab and Palestinian positions at the World Economic Forum reflect a new realism and responsibility, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Dignity and solidarity
The struggle of the Palestinian people is now a byword for emancipation and enlightenment, except, perhaps, in the Arab world, writes Edward Said
The temperamental state
The true mystery of Saddam is not how he got the way he was, writes Abdel-Moneim Said, but how he managed to get away with it for so long
A virtual Palestinian state
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed argues that announcing the creation of a Palestinian state alone will not be enough to end the conflict
Israel must learn to listen, not only to its own, obstinate inner voice, but to the voices of others: the United States, the European Union, the Arab world and, especially, the Palestinians...
After three consecutive, carefully organised summits, beginning with Sharm El-Sheikh to Aqaba to the Dead Sea, talk has been non-stop about US President George W Bush's brainchild, the roadmap.
By Salama A Salama
Whose human rights?
When the government announced that it was about to create a national council for human rights some people imagined that the state, after two decades of struggle by rights groups in Egypt, had at long last realised that human rights were worthy of attention.
When people become dissatisfied with their conditions they begin to aspire to change. Talk of change, then, becomes an expression of the desire for reform...
By Naguib Mahfouz