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5 - 11 October 2000
Issue No. 502
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Bigger choice than ever
Some 134 years after its first representative experiments, electoral competition in Egypt is reaching new heights, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Saadeddin Ibrahim on trial
An early, and public, trial of Saadeddin Ibrahim might be a good thing. Mohamed Sid-Ahmed explains why
More on American Zionism (2)
Addressing US policymakers can only have disastrous results for the Arabs, writes Edward Said
Close up
By Salama Ahmed Salama
At the Olympics

When the possibility of hosting the 2008 Olympics in Cairo was discussed a few months ago, I could hardly believe my ears. --read on--
By Hani Shukrallah
Ordinary monsters

The 20-something soldier first notices the huddled father and child fleetingly, his attention as yet focused on the source of intermittent rifle fire from a handful of Palestinian security men. --read on--
Affirmative inaction

The murder of David
Words simply fall short of expressing the anger the Arabs feel at the brutal violence inflicted on the Palestinians since Ariel Sharon, the right-wing Likud leader and Sabra and Shatila murderer, paid an unwelcome and intentionally provocative visit to Al-Haram Al-Sharif in Arab East Jerusalem last week. --read on--

Naguib Mahfouz
Naguib Mahfouz, MP
Were I to be elected as a member of the People's Assembly, I would consider every problem my own. --read on--

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Lessons in history
By Abdel-Qader Yassin

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