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26 Oct. - 1 Nov. 2000
Issue No. 505
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
Wheat from the chaff

Hassan Nafaa
Hassan Nafaa:
Disposing of the dead

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
Is peace dead?

Hani Shukrallah
Hani Shukrallah:
Disneyland, with guns

Aya Wassef
Aya Wassef:
The dream life of things
Profile by
Fayza Hassan

Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Photo Gallery

Karima Mansour's Taming
Not a car in sight

Youssef Rakha explores a singularly extraordinary parking space

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri
Information campaigns
By Fayza Hassan

Restaurant review
Humiliating pleasures
Injy El-Kashef discovers the rewards of masochism

From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections
GazaStates of emergency
At the Arab summit in Cairo the leaders awaited a "responsible response" from the Israeli government. They didn't get one. Graham Usher reports from Cairo and East Jerusalem

Solidarity days
Dissappointment at the decisions of the Arab summit and anger at the news of continued Israeli brutality in Palestine dominated popular sentiment. Fatemah Farag reports

Tempered anger at the summit
Arab leaders, meeting in Cairo this week, were obliged to weigh considerations of political realism against a level of popular Arab anger against Israel, unprecedented since the 'guns fell silent' after the October war in 1973. Khaled Dawoud reports

Producing the body (count)
Neither fathers protecting their children nor farmers harvesting their olive crop were safe from the deliberate wrath of Israeli soldiers -- or civilians -- as they continued to kill Palestinians for the fourth week in a row. Khaled Amayreh reports from occupied Jerusalem

Focus on Palestine Intifada in focus
The electronic Intifada

Composing the consensus
Horror in your sitting room
Variations on a theme
The big freeze

'A valid fear'
Meet the press

Tougher times for the NDP
Although the ruling party is assured of eventual victory, it has lost a significant number of seats in the first stage of parliamentary elections. Gamal Essam El-Din evaluates the results

Election surprises defy pundits
Unlike last Tuesday's run-off elections, which witnessed sporadic violence, the first round went smoothly. Amira Howeidy explains who won and lost

Second act, same drama
The first stage of parliamentary elections proved to be an uphill battle for the ruling NDP. The second stage promises more of the same, predicts Gamal Essam El-Din

Enhancing partnership
On the eve of the German Chancellor's visit to Cairo, Aziza Sami, in Berlin, looks at his country's expanding ties with Egypt

The sun also rises
As Europe warms up to Nobel laureate and South Korean President Kim Dae-jung's "sunshine policy", Gamal Nkrumah looks back to cloudier days

From Seattle to Seoul
Foreign leaders sang a hymn to globalisation in Seoul, but the protest movement begged to differ, writes Faiza Rady

A piece of the pie
Millions of people go hungry every day as the world produces enough food to feed everybody. Fatemah Farag looks into the paradox

PalestineThe earth speaks Arabic
Amina Elbendary attends an evening of poetry in support of the Intifada at the National Theatre
Happy trails
You've toured the monastery and planted your feet at the so-called mount of the law. But Mount Moses is not the only adventure in the sprawling area designated as the Saint Catherine Protectorate. In the first of an occasional series, Ragi Halim discovers the trails of Saint Catherine's wadis
Veiled AzzaVeiled resentment
A student has been dismissed from a French school in Alexandria for wearing a headscarf. The act violates Egyptian and French laws as well as human rights but, as Gihan Shahine discovers, the authorities seem reluctant to intervene
Bursts of passion
Tarek Atia takes a look at the latest, and largest, attempt to put anger into song

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Strong ties
PRESIDENT Hosni Mubarak affirmed the importance of strong ties between Egypt and Libya in a message to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who withdrew his delegation from the Arab summit. --read on--

Schroeder tour
GERMAN Chancellor Gerhardt Schroeder is due to visit Cairo on 28 October in the first leg of a regional tour which will also take him to Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Israel and the Palestinian territories.--read on--

Border march
JORDANIAN Security forces fired tear-gas and deployed armoured vehicles to drive back more than 30,000 anti-Israel protesters who had driven from all over the country to the border town of South Shouneh
--read on--

Medals, at last

Disadvantaged athletes are doing what their Olympic Games brethren couldn't. Abeer Anwar reports from Sydney on a refreshing change
Trying to buy a championship

Watching football in Egypt can be as exciting as watching grass grow. So dominant has Ahli been during the seven years it has reigned supreme in league competition. But after shelling out millions of pounds during the summer for the services of several high-calibre players, Zamalek appears ready to step into Ahli's unilateral world


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