Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
2 - 8 December 1999
Issue No. 458
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
No economising without democracy

Edward Said
Edward Said:
The hazards
of publishing
a memoir

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
Civil society
against the WTO

Madiha Youssri
Madiha Youssri:
The power
of a gaze

Profile by
Soheir Sami

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

Burn WTO, burn!
The battle in Seattle
The third ministerial round of the World Trade Organisation began in Seattle amid massive protests and seemingly unfathomable divisions, writes Aziza Sami
See Special pages on WTO

Lifting the veil
The publication of extracts from the trial of Mordechai Vanunu has triggered debate in Israel about its 'vague and veiled' nuclear policy. In Jerusalem, Graham Usher examines the responses

No rush judgments
Fevered speculation as to the cause of the EgyptAir disaster has done nothing but cloud the picture and must end, says EgyptAir's chairman in an interview with Amira Ibrahim

Palestinian Christians after Nazareth
NazarethIn the aftermath of the church/mosque dispute in Nazareth, Palestinian Christians are feeling hurt, abandoned and alone. But what is their future? Graham Usher talks to Palestinian Christians in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem

GCC customs union in 2005
2005This century's last GCC summit gave priority to the economic issues facing the Gulf countries and quickened the pace of regional integration, writes Sherine Bahaa

In defence of whose realm?
America hurls a politico-medical bombshell into a continent seething with ethnic tension and wracked by armed conflict. Gamal Nkrumah investigates

Redefining the bomb
Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister and former Prime Minister Shimon Peres visited Cairo this week in preparation for the fifth Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economic conference, to be held in Egypt early next year. He talked to Khaled Dawoud

Conquering the beast
While the inhabitants of Cairo wrestle with the city day by day, every new directive and development plan promises to free up the bottleneck and usher in a new, stress-free future. In an exclusive interview, the Governor of Cairo tells Fatemah Farag how he intends to come to terms with the city victorious


Nafie recovery
PRESIDENT Hosni Mubarak telephoned Ibrahim Nafie, Al-Ahram's board chairman and editor-in-chief last week to wish him a speedy recovery in the United States. --read on--

Whose map?
PRESIDENT Hosni Mubarak met yesterday with President Yasser Arafat for talks on the difficulties facing Palestinian-Israeli final settlement negotiations, and Israeli delays in carrying out the second stage of redeployment enshrined in the Sharm Al-Sheikh agreement. --read on--

A new day dawning
Has a massive campaign to develop the countryside borne any fruit? Aline Kazandjian finds high hopes, and higher obstacles

A matter of involvement
This week, the world celebrated AIDS Day; but as Mariz Tadros discovers, the acronym still touches too many raw nerves

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