Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
7 - 13 September 2000
Issue No. 498
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An Egyptian agenda
Ibrahim Nafie outlines Egypt's likely priorities at the United Nation's Millennium Summit
Internationalising Jerusalem
Cairo and the Palestinian Authority reject the idea of internationalising Jerusalem. Mohamed Sid-Ahmed discusses what is at stake
Problems of neoliberalism
When does the need for change actually bring about a transformation? Edward Said ponders a pressing political question
Beyond a declaration
Two deadlines coincide on 13 September, the date set for the declaration of a Palestinian state, as well as for the end of the interim phase of the Oslo accord. --read on--
Close up
By Salama Ahmed Salama
Rehashing representation

Elections to the People's Assembly are almost upon us, and that usually means renewed efforts to redress past mistakes. There is grave concern that women and Copts are so shamefully underrepresented -- an abnormal phenomenon, but one which has persisted in past elections. A more equitable representation of both groups is necessary. --read on--
By Hani Shukrallah
Tune in next week

The Arab-Israeli peace process will end with neither a bang nor even a whimper. Like a day-time soap, it will play itself out over and over, ad nauseam. Ratings (or, in this case, media and world leaders' attention) will no doubt decline. But again, just like a day-time soap, the downward curve is likely to be punctuated by especially exciting episodes that recapture interest momentarily and raise the process's popularity on the global airwaves. --read on--
Meeting like clockwork

The meeting of Arab League foreign ministers, titled the "Jerusalem Session" and held in Cairo this week, was significant for several reasons. --read on--

Naguib Mahfouz
My daily routine
Ever since my eyesight began to deteriorate, I have started my day with the visit of a friend, who comes to read the newspapers out loud to me. --read on--

This week:
Kofi Annan

New Wafd, new blood
By Mustafa Kamel El-Sayed

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