Al-Ahram Weekly Online   12 - 18 August 2010
Issue No. 1011
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

The unnecessary Lebanon war
Israel's muted response to the recent border skirmish proves that its 2006 offensive in similar circumstances was a war of choice, writes Victor Kattan
Bostonian dialogues
In the United States, Abdel-Moneim Said finds that Egypt is both liked and not fully understood
Searching Borj Al-Barajneh
As if trapped in time, Palestinian refugees in the heart of Beirut continue to suffer and to hope, writes Ramzy Baroud
Between Berlin and Beirut
The Arab penchant to celebrate those opposed to the perceived root of Arab suffering has more than once led to the disgrace of Arabs lauding Nazi crimes, writes Amr Hamzawy
Republican drift
The neoconservatives' alliance with the Christian right has led the Republican Party to embrace anti-Arab and anti-Muslim stances, writes James Zogby
The end of the American superpower
More so than its imperial wars, it is the gutting of the US economy that brought the eclipse of the American century, writes Hussain Abdul-Hussain
Hope at Ground Zero
America and Muslims have an opportunity to repair frayed relations and build bridges for the future, writes Aijaz Zaka Syed

Food matters

A controversial visit
By Abdallah El-Ashaal

This week:
Ahmed El-Tayeb

Cartoon by Gomaa

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