Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
1 - 7 June 2000
Issue No. 484
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Non-growing pains
Stimulating domestic demand, while at the same time ensuring the export drive succeeds, requires immediate action, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Appearances are deceiving
Given the current confusion of political and religious issues, writes Hala Mustafa, it is no longer possible to rely only on the sheikh of Al-Azhar's independent judgement
A win-win game?
Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon can be a substantial step forward. But not necessarily so. Mohamed Sid-Ahmed comments
Just passing through
Abdel-Wahab Badrakhan finds food for thought in Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon
Close up
By Salama Ahmed Salama
The morning after

Israel's hasty withdrawal from Lebanon has tempted certain observers and politicians to guess what impact the event will have on peace prospects on the Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese tracks. --read on--
Lebanon's lessons

Israel would be committing a major mistake if it thought that its withdrawal from south Lebanon would pressure Syria into making concessions in negotiations over the Golan Heights --read on--

Naguib Mahfouz
In the holy land
The most important aspect of the celebrations being organised by the Ministry of Tourism to mark the two thousandth anniversary of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt, in my opinion, is the fact that they serve to remind us of the strong link between Egypt and the prophets of monotheism. --read on--

This week:
Jose Maria Aznar

By Said Ismail Ali
Trying times

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