Al-Ahram Weekly Online   26 August - 1 September 2004
Issue No. 705
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Back to the streets
The Palestinian leadership is being forced to come to grips with political reform and corruption, writes Lamis Andoni
Woe betide Najaf
In Najaf Nermeen Al-Mufti provides an eyewitness account of a holy city under siege
Showdown in Najaf
The current crisis in Najaf is a test for the Shia religious leadership in Iraq, writes Abbas Kadhim
US dictates are ruining the chances of Iraq's interim government to restore peace in Iraq, writes Nadhim Abdel-Wahed Al-Jasur
Cracking under the strain
Israel is under mounting pressure to present a fairer face to the world by both local and international groups, writes Jonathan Cook
'No room left'
As Palestinians try, not very successfully, to bring a semblance of order to their house, Israel is grabbing even more of their land, reports Khalid Amayreh from the West Bank
Making the land without a people
To "free up" the Negev for Jewish settlement, 140,000 Negev Bedouin face ethnic cleansing, writes Jonathan Cook
Saudis ready for the poll
Saudi Arabia is set to take a first, albeit timid, step towards "limited democracy", reports Rasheed Abu Alsamh from Jeddah
An odd couple
A new era in Turkish-Israeli relations is in the making, writes Bulent Aras

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