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

Adventurism versus submission
Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are less than pleased about the sudden rise in the profile of Hizbullah, mainly for reasons of domestic expediency, writes Amr Hamzawy
US ignorance will lead to failure
Fomenting Sunni-Shia conflict is now Washington's, and Israel's, preferred method of pursuing their aims, writes Hassan Nafaa
Naked tragedy
There is nothing new in Condoleezza Rice's new Middle East. It is, writes Azmi Bishara, the same old wolf dressed up
Pandering to power
As the region's regimes retrench, with tacit approval from Washington, democratic reform is off the agenda. Is it a permanent condition, asks Gamil Mattar
Unity or civil war?
Amid the bombs, the Lebanese may come together, for now, and to Israel's chagrin, writes Abdallah El-Ashaal

Close up:
The Iranian lesson
By Salama A Salama

Soapbox:
1948 and 2006: A case of déjà vu?
By Magdi Mehanna


This week:
Lebanon

Cartoon by Gomaa

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