Al-Ahram Weekly Online   20 - 26 November 2003
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"In the markets, people go only to watch, not buy." -- Al-Gomhuria

"The government's gift for the nation in helping it have a happy eid is forcing new tariffs onto electricity bills." -- Sawt Al-Umma

"Whoever will adopt the US stance will be rewarded." -- Al-Arabi

"US call to spread democracy in the Middle East ... is part of a misguided US policy that seems to lack the obviously required cultural sensitivity." -- Mahmoud Mouawad, Al- Hayat

"By introducing its miserable Syria Accountability Act, this US administration is seeking to violate Syrian national sovereignty and pride and thus make more chaotic a region that is already in serious confusion due to US foreign policy." -- Moutae' Al- Safedi, Al- Quds Al-Arabi

"Those who still think that the Israeli prime minister can quell the Palestinian Intifada... are being unrealistic." -- Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami as quoted in Asharq Al- Awsat

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