Al-Ahram Weekly Online   17 - 23 August 2006
Issue No. 808
Egypt
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

The view from Washington
Gamal Essam El-Din speaks with two leading American analysts about George Bush's foreign policy and calls for democratisation in the Middle East. Joshua Muravchik is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Research Policy while Larry Wilkerson is a close aide of former US secretary of state Colin Powell and a former chief of staff at the State Department
A diplomatic incident
Dina Ezzat reports on the fall-out between a prominent daily and the foreign minister
Protests continue
After a month of demonstrations to protest against the Israeli aggression on Lebanon, Egyptians are continuing to show their support for the ravaged country, reports Mohamed El-Sayed. Following Friday prayers in Al-Azhar more than 3,000 worshippers clashed with riot police, hurling shoes at plainclothes policemen
Rather a hammer than a nail
Dina Ezzat encounters a group of young people who, despite the harrowing images of the conflict in Lebanon, still have faith in the cause of peace
Solidarity and splits
Two weeks on and Gamal Mubarak's visit to Lebanon continues to provoke controversy, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Shattered dreams
The Egyptian students who skipped their cultural exchange programme in pursuit of the American dream were arrested in New York. Reem Leila investigates
Coastline attraction
From a modest local resort, Sidi Abdel-Rahman will rise as a magnificent tourist destination on the Mediterranean. Rehab Saad looks to the future
Critical supply
As the aggression against Lebanon continued, Egypt kept up its humanitarian aid contributions to the Lebanese people. Amirah Ibrahim again joined the effort

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