Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
6 - 12 April 2000
Issue No. 476
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

Land Day One land, one people
Land Day is not only a commemoration of struggles past and present of the Palestinian minority in Israel. For Palestinians everywhere, it is increasingly becoming a vision of the future. Graham Usher reports from the "Intifada-like" town of Sakhnin in the Galilee

Al-Assad's limits
As stalls continue to follow apparent starts on the Syrian-Israeli peace track, Abdel-Azim Hammad turns to a panel discussion organised by an influential US think-tank at the end of last year for this comment on the potential for a peaceful settlement
Suffer the children
With much of the world's gaze focused on the health (or otherwise) of the various tracks of the Middle East peace process, less attention has been paid to the enduring illegality of Israel's occupation of Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian territories, writes Graham Usher
A long hot summer in Lebanon?
As Syria and Lebanon try to determine Israel's intentions regarding their respective territories, observers are warning that the summer may witness an escalation of violence in south Lebanon, writes Ranwa Yehia in Beirut

'Securing' the Middle East
Pope at Basilica of the AnnunciationPolitical considerations seem to be underpinning military ones in US Defense Secretary William Cohen's visit to the region. Sherine Bahaa follows the tour

For one's daily bread
The murder of two Jordanians working illegally in Israel has highlighted the plight of jobless Jordanian labourers, writes Lola Keilani from Amman
Turkish turmoil
President Suleyman Demirel failed to win parliamentary backing for his bid to run for a second presidential term. Gareth Jenkins writes from Ankara
Controlling oil
The US will go to considerable lengths to keep oil cheap. Lamis Andoni, in Boston, assesses the US manoeuvres
In the eye of conspiracy
The outcome of the investigation to track down the would-be assassins of a key reformist is bound to leave either Iran's reformists or its hard-line establishment dissatisfied. Azadeh Moaveni follows the controversial inquiry in Tehran
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