Amid the divisions
In the absence of Israeli and US commitment to peace the glimmers of hope represented by the Geneva Accord are likely to remain just that, writes Ibrahim Nafie
The minutiae of racism
Azmi Bishara examines the roots, and effects, of anti-Semitism
A question to the European Union
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed asks where Europe stands on the water problems in the Middle East
Geneva cannot be Oslo
Instead of becoming embroiled in endless and fruitless factional negotiations, Palestinians should unify their forces and press for an internationally legal settlement, writes Hassan Nafaa
Smug as a bug outside reality
Polite society everywhere rejects violence as a means to effect change, yet Western opinion remains blind to the sheer level of violence the West inflicts on the world, writes Curtis Doebbler
Democracy or hypocrisy?
The credibility of Bush's concern for the democratic rights of the peoples of the Middle East must be tested against his record in office and the rhetoric of his buddies. It doesn't look good, writes Mohamed Hakki
Scripture cut short
Strident religious groups emphasise the self-sacrificial element of martyrdom attacks. But a collective, responsible, communal understanding of their impact is alarmingly lacking, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
After the signs on the roadmap pointed to failure, the Swiss-sponsored accord has a real fighting chance, writes John Whitbeck
Where's the beef?
On Monday a group of Israelis and Palestinians signed a much-publicised peace agreement in Geneva...
Iraq, but not as we know it
There is no doubt that at the time of launching its war against Iraq the US administration had no idea of how to manage the country after deposing the ruling regime...
By Salama A Salama
Hungry for justice
It's not easy to count the number of hungry people in our world. Not only are statistics sketchy at best, but rarely do two scholars agree on a simple criterion for poverty...
The war on terror
The explosions we've heard of in Turkey and Iraq, and those to be expected in several other countries, all targeting American and British interests...
By Naguib Mahfouz