19 - 25 July 2007
Issue No. 854
|Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875|
Bush's credibility deficit
He can talk about peace as much as he likes, but Palestinians don't believe the US president, reports Khaled Amayreh from Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem
Talks about talks
Sceptical Lebanese await a promised dialogue to avert a crisis as presidential elections loom. Lucy Fielder reports from Beirut
War looms large in Lebanon
One year on the future of Lebanon hangs in the balance, speculates Omayma Abdel-Latif from Beirut
'Better safe than sorry'
What lies behind rumours, which reached a crescendo last week, that Al-Qaeda has established a foothold in Egypt? Jailan Halawi investigates
More happened outside the courtroom than inside at the military trial of 39 Muslim Brotherhood members, reports Karim El-Khashab
Two in one
Chief of General Intelligence Omar Suleiman was in Washington this week to discuss security measures with US officials, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Bordering on desperation
There is no end in sight to the plight of the Palestinians trapped in Sinai, reports Serene Assir
'Fear the wrath of Egyptians'
Should the government be heeding the warning its foreign minister issued in Washington, asks Shaden Shehab
Sexual harassment, and even rape, continue to be viewed by society as personal dilemmas rather than criminal acts, writes Reem Leila
Twists and turns
The liberal Al-Ghad Party is embroiled in a new legal labyrinth, writes Mona El-Nahhas
The official water line
Dina Ezzat listens to the government's defence over its failure to provide the public with sufficient clean water
Alive now, dead later?
Palestinian activists have nervously decided to hand in their arms in exchange for an amnesty from Israel. But are they correct in trusting the Israelis not to assassinate them in future? Not according to seasoned Israeli commentators, writes Saleh Al-Naami
'Don't mention the occupation'
The Palestinian political process seems to be going nowhere fast as Israel deigns to throw President Mahmoud Abbas scraps from the negotiating table, writes Khaled Amayreh in East Jerusalem
No peace deal
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad commits to peace, resistance, the Golan Heights but ignores Lebanon, reports Sami Moubayed from Damascus
Time won't solve anything
US policy in Iraq is an utter failure; giving the current strategy more time only exacerbates the disaster, writes Ramzy Baroud
Turkey heads to the polls
Opinion polls in Turkey suggest that the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party will win a large amount of votes, much to the chagrin of the secularists, reports Gareth Jenkins from Istanbul
Knowledge and its production: Rania Khallaf traces an epistemological cartography
The King, Salonaz Sami contends, remains the King
Some people are closer than they think, writes Nader Habib
Ever since the Nakba and the creation of the state of Israel, the Palestinian has been treading a torturous path. He makes his way between barbed wires, with no choice but to move ahead unabated, because he has no faith in US President Bush's two-state solution...
Where to Lebanon?
By Talal Salman
The magic quill
By Yasmin Khan
The imperialist drive
While it would appear that formal colonialism largely ended in the last century, the imperial impulse entered the new millennium in altered forms, writes Ayman El-Amir
The Iranian model
With little freedom of expression and a state-directed economy, Iran is hardly an example to emulate, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
In Focus: History's clearing house
Galal Nassar presents an overview of four decades of disaster
Salama A Salama:PR diplomacy
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