Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
9 - 15 September 1999
Issue No. 446
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
Caught in the web

Gamil Mattar
Gamil Mattar:
Leaving the details to the Arabs

Abdel-Ghafar Shedid
Abdel-Ghafar Shedid:
A great many secrets

profile by
George Bahgory

50 Years of Dispossession The complete archive of the
Special pages commemorating
50 years of Arab dispossession
since the creation of the State of Israel

President Hosni Mubarak
Foiled assault

There was relief all round when President Mubarak emerged unscathed from an assault by a man described as mentally unstable, report Jailan Halawi and Nevine Khalil

Cheering crowds
the people of Port Said lining the streets as the president's motorcade drove by --see caption--
Meeting aspirations
Since first taking office in 1981, amid difficult political and economic circumstances, President Hosni Mubarak has spared no effort in preparing the country to meet the challenges posed by the unprecedented rate of change we are witnessing on the international level.

A new beginning, or one more chapter of the same old story: Al-Ahram Weekly examines the implications of and furore around Wye II --go to FOCUS page--

The endgame begins
Two bombs rocked Israel this week but have yet to derail the Wye process. Graham Usher in Jerusalem explains why

Documentary cinema
A question of representation
Last month the Supreme Council for Culture organised a series of seminars on the future of the documentary film industry in Egypt. Distinguished figures in the field gave presentations and answered questions, revealing a larger picture of the crisis plaguing the industry. Ironically, perhaps, the discussions of decline took place on the dates devoted, in past years, to an international festival of short films and documentaries in Ismailia. Mohamed El-Assyouti presses rewind, back to the beginning, where the answers may lie<

Mahmoud Said
Divine illuminations
The long awaited opening of the Mahmoud Said Museum, located in the former home of the artist, is imminent. Anna Boghiguian assesses Said's work


Books Monthly supplement
Elusive dream
AN EXTRAORDINARY summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), due to be held today in Sirte, has given rise to the unrealistic dream of creating a United States of Africa, writes Dina Ezzat from Libya. --read on--

Militants killed
SECURITY forces on Tuesday shot and killed four suspected Islamist militants, including a key figure in the underground Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiya, at a hideout in a Giza suburb, reports Jailan Halawi. --read on--

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