Al-Ahram Weekly Online   27 March - 2 April 2008
Issue No. 890
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Separation or unity
The first and second Intifadas in the West Bank and Gaza steered the Palestinian liberation project away from unity with the rest of Palestine. In his second instalment on Israel's historic options, Azmi Bishara argues that there is no reason now why that unity cannot be recaptured
Summit stakes
Coming to the fore in Damascus, the dilemma Arab leaders face is between making sacrifices and being sacrificed, writes Gamil Mattar
The invisible guests of Syria
Crippled ahead of convening, the Arab summit in Damascus will be haunted by the confrontation between Iran and the US, writes Ayman El-Amir
What big picture?
The common idea that every regional contest is succinctly played out in Lebanon is false, writes Amr Hamzawy

Damascus tryst

Close up:
Useless conferences
By Salama A Salama

Horrid occupation
By El-Sayed Eleiwa

This week:
Bahaa Taher

Cartoon by Gomaa

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