Al-Ahram Weekly Online   27 July - 2 August 2006
Issue No. 805
War on Lebanon
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Israel's newest quagmire
Stubbornly, the US and Israel still believe that force can dictate. In Lebanon, as in Iraq and Palestine, this policy will fail, writes Ahmed Abdel-Halim
Bloodlust and power
Israel's thirst for regional domination has thrust the Middle East into a period of explosive tension, writes Ramzy Baroud
Getting the story straight?
The contrast between the perspectives of Arab media and Western media is disproportionate, writes Gamal Nkrumah
700,000 displaced
Lebanon's humanitarian plight is desperate, reports Lucy Fielder, while Israel shows little sign of letting up on its mass bombing campaign
Crushed hopes
The Rome conference discussing the situation in Lebanon ended without agreement concerning the political conditions needed to effect an immediate ceasefire, writes Samia Nkrumah from the Italian capital
Birth pangs
Condoleezza Rice is on a mission to rescue the "new Middle East", but it feels more like a swan song, writes Graham Usher
Fearing the worst
The US turns to Arab leaders to contain Hizbullah, reports Emad Mekay
Above the law
Serene Assir examines the legal principles trounced in the course of Israel's war on Lebanon
A war to remember
The shaping of a "new Middle East" is being attempted by force, but Hizbullah so far have the upper hand, writes Charles Harb
How Syria sees it
Syria embraces refugees from Israel's open offensive on Lebanon, hoping that the war does not spread, writes Sami Moubayed
No Arab summit
As their divisions widen, Arab governments have scrapped a proposed summit to discuss the Israeli war on Gaza and Lebanon. Dina Ezzat reports
Pity Bint Jbeil
Omayma Abdel-Latif, who visited Bint Jbeil several times since the end of the Israeli occupation in May 2000, tells the human story of the "capital of liberation"
Besieged by bombs
Giulia El-Dardiry listens to voices from Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut
Season's greetings
Youssef Rakha follows up the reverberations of a human loss


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