Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
11 - 17 May 2000
Issue No. 481
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Accommodating Israel
The latest crisis in the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations exposes the ineffectiveness of both the US's presence in and the Europeans' absence from the Oslo process. Graham Usher writes from Jerusalem

Trials and tribulations
For Iran's reformers, vulnerable on all sides, the espionage trial of 13 Jews is yet another damper on their most recent electoral victory. Azadeh Moaveni assesses the troubled climate in post-election Tehran

Sezer consensus ends Turkish wrangling
The Turkish parliament has finally elected a new president, putting an end to months of political wrangling that had crippled the machinery of government and opened deep divisions within the ruling tripartite coalition, Gareth Jenkins reports from Istanbul

Guaranteeing a fair trial
As the second week of the trial of two Libyans charged with the 1988 Lockerbie bombing got under way, Ambassador Nabil El-Arabi who is observing the trial on behalf of the Arab League spoke to Aisha Abdel-Ghaffar

Missing, but not forgotten
Most Lebanese have been able to get on with their lives following the end of the civil war more than a decade ago, but a group of people continue to live its horrors on a daily basis, writes Ranwa Yehia in Beirut

The battle for Sudan's identity
The political future of Sudan is being decided both around the negotiating table and on the battle field. Dan Connell, writing from a remote desert corner of north-eastern Sudan, sheds light on one part of the equation

Vicissitudes of power
The Iraqi-appointed one-time ruler of Kuwait, Alaa Hussein, was sentenced to death last week following his conviction for treason. Hussein's lawyer says his client intends to appeal, reports Sherine Bahaa

Tough negotiator or man of vision?
What Israel needs is not a tough negotiator who deepens feelings of injustice among Palestinians, but a man of vision who recognises that reaching a peaceful settlement would serve the interests of all parties, primarily Israel, writes John Whitbeck

Marginalising Al-Turabi
SLA seeks amnesty
Amnesty back in Algeria

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