Al-Ahram Weekly Online   11 - 17 September 2003
Issue No. 655
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Containing divisions
Unity must be the watchword if the Palestinians are not to fall into the traps Israel is laying, writes Ibrahim Nafie

Technology and chaos...
Anouar Abdel-Malek examines the connections between, and alternatives to

Remembering 11 September
Is the terrorist threat receding or acquiring new dimensions? asks Mohamed Sid-Ahmed

A matter of choice
Regardless of who is prime minister, says Azmi Bishara , the Palestinians have to choose one of two options

The Israelisation of America
The US's unqualified backing of Israel goes back a long way, but, writes Ahdaf Soueif , 9/11 was the neo-cons' chance to take it one step further: full identification

They made him fail
Mahmoud Abbas could have succeeded. The US and Israel made sure that he should fail, argues George Giacaman

Aliens in Ein Al-Hilweh
Musa Al-Hindi on Lebanon's "stateless aliens"

Tributes
Tributes to Nadia Younes and Hosni Guindi

Cartoon by Gomaa
Cartoon by Fathi

Editorial:
Go for Geneva
In a flurry of diplomatic activity following President George W Bush's call for the UN to shoulder its "responsibility" in Iraq the world body may finally be given a more prominent role in the running and reconstruction of Iraq...

Close up
Without cover
The roadmap essentially comprised the broad outlines of a series of steps founded on a process of mutual confidence building...
By Salama A Salama

Soapbox
EU turnabout
The EU decision to brand Hamas as a terror group is deplorable... By Amr El- Choubaki

Heikal's retirement
On 23 September Mohamed Hassanein Heikal will celebrate his 80th birthday, and I have heard that he plans to stop writing on this date, to retire...
By Naguib Mahfouz


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