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12 - 18 October 2000
Issue No. 503
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Edward Said
Edward Said:
The end of Oslo

Gamil Mattar
Gamil Mattar:
Stuck in the middle

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
Why, finally, a summit is possible

Hani Shukrallah
Hani Shukrallah:
Something to count on

Youssef Francis
Youssef Francis:
The alter ego
Profile by
Nadia Abou El-Magd

Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Photo Gallery

Off the boards

Nehad Selaiha remembers Palestinian poet and playwright Mou'in Bessisou

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri

Sowing the wind
By Fayza Hassan

Restaurant review
Here, fishy fishy
Injy El-Kashef uses her imagination

From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections

IntifadaThe real stakes
An American or Arab summit? As the diplomatic battle to contain the violence surrounding Barak's last minute deferral of his own ultimatum to Yasser Arafat reaches fever pitch, the agendas could not be more different

Echoes of Intifada
Israeli brutality against Palestinians has triggered unprecedented wrath on Egyptian streets, university campuses and in professional syndicates. Fatemah Farag reports on a national outburst

Kristallnacht revisited
Extremist settlers showed themselves more than happy to assist the Israeli army in its brutal repression of the Palestinian uprising. Khaled Amayreh bears witness to repeated rampages in the West Bank

Israel's dilemma
Israel has got a taste of its own medicine after Hizbullah captured three of its soldiers in a stunning operation, writes David Hirst from Beirut

Uprising wipes off Green Line
In the occupied territories, the Palestinian resistance has brought massive military repression. In Israel, it has unleashed violent strain of ethnic Jewish nationalism. Graham Usher reports from Umm Al-Fahm

Shame on you, Mrs Albright
In her interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" (Sunday 8 October 2000), US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright epitomised the willful blindness, moral emptiness, human insensitivity, political cynicism, and strategic ignorance that have characterised the US's handling of the Arab-Israeli "peace process" and the Palestinian question in particular. --read on--

Elections 2000
Next week, Al-Ahram Weeky reporters will be heading to different parts of the country to provide on-site coverage of the first stage of the parliamentary elections. In this issue, the Weekly winds up its survey of the poll's main political contenders by looking at the smaller Islamist groups, the Nasserists and finally a sample of the smaller fry on the country's political arena

Campaigning dot com
Traditionally, cloth banners have lined the streets during elections. Amina Elbendary peruses a new campaign venue: cyberspace

The scramble begins
Next week's scramble for parliamentary representation will pit brother against brother. Gamal Essam El-Din reviews the battle formations

Quantum leap into the fray
Gamal MubarakThe ruling National Democratic Party has a new vision of, and for, the people in the upcoming parliamentary elections. General secretariat member Gamal Mubarak spoke to Nevine Khalil about revamping the majority party, bringing the younger generation into the fold and the new factors at play on the national political scene

Fighting over dollars
Although the dollar crunch seems to have finally abated, it has driven a wedge between the government and exchange companies. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

SerbiaEven the mighty fall
Serbia's former strongman Slobodan Milosevic might have been a ruthless politician, but he was no ordinary dictator, argues Ervin Hladnik-Milharcic

Unfolding the flowers
A new made-for-TV drama is likely to change many social stereotypes of mental disability. Gihan Shahine is glued to the screen
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Cairo crossroads
Why should the route of the Holy Family hog all the glory? After all, other historic sites have housed some illustrious settlers. Rehab Saad investigates

Osama Anwar Okasha
Steadfast ministrations
A Nasserist television icon has changed his tune -- or has he? Youssef Rakha follows the trail of Osama Anwar Okasha

The Midas touch
Tarek Atia meets Hakim, a pop star with his hand in a lot of different pies


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