Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
25 Nov. - 1 Dec. 1999
Issue No. 457
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
A matter of life and death

Gamil Mattar
Gamil Mattar:
Out of the barracks, into the state

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
Self-criticism as a weapon

Hoda Barakat
Hoda Barakat:
Starting over

Profile by Youssef Rakha

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

Philosophy of laughter
Is the millennium an essentially funny affair? Youssef Rakha thinks otherwise

Flying kites on the refugees
Some 'new thinking' in Israel on a solution to the issue of Palestinian refugees is most likely just an old ruse, writes Graham Usher from Jerusalem

Public outrage over suicide leak
Leaked reports that an EgyptAir co-pilot deliberately crashed Flight 990 triggered anger at all levels of Egyptian society
Also see Egypt

The limits of tolerance
Is the government prepared to tolerate the quest of Islamist groups for legality? Not quite, writes Amira Howeidy

Out of Amman
Four blindfolded and handcuffed Hamas leaders have been deported from Jordan in hopes of ending an escalating crisis, reports Al-Ahram Weekly's special correspondent in Amman

A word to the negotiators
The odds are stacked against the Third World's representatives in Seattle, writes Adel Bishai. They would do well to arm themselves with all available weapons

'Kill them with your brilliance'
Women are often portrayed as sex objects in the media. What are the alternatives? Participants from across the region debated the issue at a recent conference in Beirut. Mariz Tadros was there

Crowning the pyramid
The PyramidThe millennium celebration planned for Giza will consummate the state's efforts to promote Egypt's cultural and touristic image. Nevine El-Aref reports on the preparations under way

Where to go on 31 December
Not all the millennium festivities in Egypt will be confined to the musical fiesta at the foot of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Rehab Saad looks at sites elsewhere


Talking faith
THE HEAD of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, began a two-day visit to Egypt on Tuesday, his second to the country.

Sorry strife
CHURCHES across Jerusalem reopened their doors yesterday after a two-day shutdown in protest at the projected construction of a mosque near the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth

Fog lifting
THE OPEN secret of Israel's nuclear arsenal became a little more open yesterday with the publication of excerpts from the closed- trial of Mordechai Vanunu for the first time since he was jailed 13 years ago for spilling atomic secrets.

Cotton exports collapse
A government ceiling on long-staple cotton exports of one million qantars has drawn a mixed reaction, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

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