Al-Ahram Weekly Online   25 - 31 August 2011
Issue No. 1062
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Suffering and strategy
While Gaza is coming under sustained Israeli attack, Tel Aviv is manoeuvring to use recent events to its best strategic advantage, in particular relative to Egypt, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Israeli game over
Tel Aviv can no longer demand that Egypt's hands be tied in controlling its border, while then complaining that Egypt is failing to provide security, writes Emad Gad
People power
Egypt's rulers spent the week striving as they searched for a response that would quell public anger at Israel's border killing of Egyptian soldiers while not upsetting Tel Aviv or Washington, writes Khaled Dawoud
Stuck in the middle
The ruling military council faces public criticism following Israel's killing of five soldiers, reports Amirah Ibrahim
Expressions of outrage
Israel's cross-border attack, in which it killed five Egyptian soldiers, has diverted the attention of Islamist groups away from their opposition to the setting of inviolable principles to which any new constitution must adhere, writes Amani Maged
Reactions to border incursion
Israel's killing of five Egyptian soldiers has prompted demands the Camp David agreement be reviewed, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Security campaign succeeding
Ahmed Selim reports from Arish on recent turmoil in Sinai
Back in the freezer
As tensions between Egypt and Israel increase, Doaa El-Bey looks at three decades of official ties
Israel caves to new Middle East order
While it might attempt to spin the new reality of the new Middle East, events as a whole do not serve Israel, writes Khaled Amayreh in the occupied Palestinian territories
Light-years from reform
Oula Farawati looks at the recent protests in Amman and links them to political and economic developments
Travel on track?
Rasha Sadek gauges the impact of the recent border unrest on the already-struggling tourism industry
Omar Suleiman for president?
What lies behind attempts to promote former president Hosni Mubarak's only vice president as the country's next president, asks Dina Ezzat
Setting the rules
Executive regulations covering the law on the exercise of political rights give the judiciary sweeping powers in supervising next elections, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Troubles on campus
Professors at Egyptian universities are planning protests against the partial election of new university leaders, reports Reem Leila

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