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5 - 11 October 2000
Issue No. 502
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
Bigger choice than ever

Edward Said
Edward Said:
More on American Zionism (2)

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
Saadeddin Ibrahim on trial

Hani Shukrallah
Hani Shukrallah:
Ordinary monsters

Ibrahim El-Moallem
Ibrahim El-Moallem:
The world is not enough
Profile by
Amira Howeidy

The changing of the guard

They're young, they're restless -- and they're often CEOs of their own companies. They're leaving politics to the politicians, but they have some very clear ideas of their own. Pascale Ghazaleh meets the new generation of tycoons-in-training

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri
The victim
By Fayza Hassan

Restaurant review
High on Honolulu
Inji El-Kashef makes light of a dark day

From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections
Death of an angel
DEATH OF AN ANGEL: Abdel-Azim Abdel-Haq, a resident of a village near the West Bank town of Nablus, was driving home with his 18-month-old daughter, Sarah, and 21-year-old cousin Rima. He had taken the child, who had been suffering from fever, to a nearby hospital. Nearing his village, he heard the sounds of gunfire but could not identify where the shots were coming from. Abdel-Haq drove as fast as he could while shots continued to be fired in his direction. One bullet smashed his backdoor window. --read caption--

Sharon's calling card
Graham Usher reports from Jerusalem as mass revolts, sparked by Ariel Sharon's visit to the Haram Al-Sharif, spread from the occupied territories to Israel

Palestine For they shall inherit the earth
Out of the flames of Israel's war on a largely unarmed population, a new Palestinian intifada is rising -- and not just in the occupied territories. Khaled Amayreh witnesses the carnage and the resistance

The series of pictures showing the brutal murder of 12-year-old Palestinian boy Mohamed Jamal Al-Dorri last Saturday shook the world with their depiction of the gruesome reality of violence in the Gaza Strip. Israeli soldiers ignored the pleas of Mohamed's father, Jamal, to stop shooting, while the terrified boy hid behind his father. --read on--

Child murder sparks campus fury
Cairo UniversityWhile President Mubarak condemned Israel, thousands of students protested in support of Palestinians on university campuses. Nevine Khalil and Fatemah Farag gauge the nation's reaction to Israeli brutality in Palestine

Elections 2000
Islamist electoral fortunes have been taking a nose-dive since the successful -- "Islam is the Solution" -- campaign of 1987, in which an "Islamic Alliance" of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, the Labour and Liberal parties captured a staggering 78 parliamentary seats. In this week's instalment of Al-Ahram Weekly's survey of the forthcoming parliamentary elections' main contenders, Amira Howeidy finds the much weakened Brotherhood determined to hold on, while Khaled Dawoud looks at Labour's exit from parliamentary politics

Independents rule the poll
Who's running? Gamal Essam El-Din sums up the electoral scene

Food, shelter, mobile
Cut throat competition between Mobinil and Click to expand their subscriber bases has led to accusations of hitting below the belt, reports Tarek Atia

The business of culture
Do a brokerage house and music production company make strange bedfellows? Gamal Essam El-Din investigates

Iraq must pay
IraqSanctions on Iraq are only the public face of a larger and more sinister campaign by the United Nations to set humanitarian concerns aside in its thirst for revenge. In the first instalment of a two-part article, Alain Gresh investigates a low-profile commission that levies a heavy tax

Little steps, big goal
IraqKuwait is shrugging them off, but the "humanitarian" planes to Baghdad are making a political difference. Dina Ezzat and Rasha Saad report

A thorn in the government's side?
A new television station is linking Iranians around the world. Tuning in from Tehran, Azadeh Moaveni finds out what her neigbours are so excited about

Towering inferno
The "Generation P" do battle with Putin's crew, while the babushkas are reduced to dependency on TV soap operas, writes Shohdy Naguib from Moscow

After the storm
Fawzi Soliman explores post-war Lebanon through the eyes of two Locarno festival top-runners
Film Thaqafi
Porn to be wild
Tarek Atia gets "cultural" with first-time director Mohamed Amin's risky venture
Front Page
  US Mirror Site (updated on Sunday)

Victory rites
THIS morning President Hosni Mubarak will deliver a radio and television broadcast to the nation marking the anniversary of the 1973 6th of October War victory. Later in the day, Mubarak is presiding over talks with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in Sharm Al-Sheikh. The meeting will be attended by US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. --read on--

A Gulf first
THE UNITED Arab Emirates is scheduled to fly a chartered plane to Baghdad today, becoming the first Gulf Arab country to send an aircraft to Iraq in protest against decade-old UN sanctions. --read on--

Futile debate
THE FIRST televised debate between Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W Bush which took place last Tuesday had been billed as potentially a defining moment in the US presidential campaign. As it turned out, little happened of real significance. --read on--

Losers sometimes win
David Blake hails a friend

Olympic Games
Over with a spectacular bang
The Sydney Games bid farewell to the world in a closing ceremony bursting with the exhilaration of the land they call Oz


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