Al-Ahram Weekly Online   10 - 16 February 2005
Issue No. 729
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Sharm El-SheikhNew era?
Behind the expressions of optimism at the Sharm El-Sheikh summit Dina Ezzat finds more than enough cause for caution
New dawn all over again
The ceasefire agreed at Sharm El-Sheikh will only endure if there is action on Israel's other policies in the occupied territories, writes Graham Usher in Jerusalem
Who got what?
Dina Ezzat assesses the final tally at the Sharm El-Sheikh summit
'Simply a beginning'
At Sharm El-Sheikh the Israelis arrived with demands which the Palestinians were expected to meet, reports Magda El-Ghitany
Prisoners hold the key
Palestinian factions, the real makers or breakers of the truce declared in Sharm El-Sheikh, are setting their conditions in Gaza, Khaled Amayreh reports
Damascus keeps cool
Dina Ezzat examines the implications of this week's summit for Syria and Lebanon
Protesting the visit
Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated in universities and at the headquarter of professional unions on Monday and Tuesday shouting anti-Israeli slogans and burning Israeli flags in protest against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's visit to Egypt...
The psychological barrier
The caution Arab journalists demonstrate towards their Israeli counterparts is far from surprising, writes Dina Ezzat

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