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2 - 8 November 2000
Issue No. 506
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
Flawed from the start

Edward Said
Edward Said:
American Zionism (3)

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
Blinded by the truth

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
A dangerous vacuum

Hani Shukrallah
Hani Shukrallah:
Neither submission nor death

Samir Bahzan
Samir Bahzan:
Deconstructing severity
Profile by
Youssef Rakha

Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Photo Gallery

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri
The end of the tunnel
By Fayza Hassan

Restaurant review
Things that go howl in the night Injy El-Kashef bites the silver bullet

No comment
The word is not enough
Amina Elbendary sneaks in on a seminar discussing the images of women propagated by the fourth estate

From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections
Shifting borders
Barak opened the new Knesset session promising unity among Israelis, peace to the Americans and war on Palestinians, writes Graham Usher from Jerusalem

Snipers, gunships and now death squads
As the Al-Aqsa Intifada enters its second month, the Israeli government is threatening to launch "a dirtier war" against Palestinians, Khaled Amayreh reports from Hebron

'Those times are over'
Leader or mastermind? Marwan Barghouti talks to Sherine Bahaa

Ruling party 'out of touch'
Unprecedented losses in the ongoing parliamentary elections are raising question marks about the NDP's future, writes Gamal Essam El-Din

Against the odds
How did the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood manage to defy the odds stacked against them and achieve remarkable electoral gains? Omayma Abdel-Latif presses for answers

Electioneering's new face
What's new in campaign advertising in this year's parliamentary elections? Tarek Atia broaches some of the rumours surrounding the money spent by candidates on their ad campaigns and examines some of the new methods of self-promotion

Dead men don't vote
The Interior Ministry removed some 250,000 invalid names from voters lists -- mostly deceased and emigrants. But, as Khaled Dawoud discovers after touring polling stations in Sharqiya governorate, the ballot process still has some glitches

Prized tolerance
Pope ShenoudaPope Shenouda has been named UNESCO's man of tolerance for the year 2000. Omayma Abdel-Latif reports on a commitment that earned him an award intended to honour the memory of Mahatma Gandhi

Crashing waves
Al-Jazira, the controversial Qatari satellite news channel, was once again under Egyptian media fire. Nadia Abou El-Magd reports

US presidential candidatesCan you see a difference?
The US presidential candidates are running neck-to-neck. Less than a week to go, the choice is not yet clear for many Americans, writes Thomas Gorguissian from Washington

By the skin of their teeth
The result of Colombian provincial and municipal elections was a setback for the ruling Conservative Party, although the country's president is grateful that the elections were held at all, writes Hisham El-Naggar

Back to the future
The Internet is set to change our lives -- but not necessarily in the ways we expect. Frederick Bowie draws a lesson from history

Islamic architecture
Building on the past

Compared to Mameluke architecture, the Ottomans' stone and mortar legacy has always ranked a pale second; but, says historian André Raymond, this is not an entirely fair judgment. Fayza Hassan listens to his arguments
The militant strain
Yusri and RaghdaWas the Carthage Film Festival an affirmation of the Euro-Arab connection or a major "south-south" solidarity pool? Hani Mustafa sums up the event, speaking to Lebanese filmmaker Jean Chamoun about his contribution
And the winner is...
Tarek Atia gives the year's best advertisements their due
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50 years of Arab dispossession
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Sayed Hassan Nasrallah
Destination Palestine
In Beirut, Mona Anis met El-Sayed Hassan Nasrallah
Summit trail
PERMANENT delegates to the Arab League held an emergency meeting in Cairo yesterday to discuss Israeli violence against the Palestinians. --read on--

Lusaka FTA
A FREE trade area (FTA) for the countries of COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) was launched on Tuesday at an extraordinary COMESA summit in the Zambian capital Lusaka. --read on--

Boycott alert
EGYPT'S top commercial body warned yesterday that they will boycott Israel if violence continues in the Palestinian territories. --read on--

East meets west
It took the inundation of Nubian lands to bring this culture to the world stage, but two collections across continents piece together a lavish and complex ancient culture, writes Jill Kamil

A promise is a promise
They kept their word. Abeer Anwar reports from Sydney on a resounding Egyptian 'we told you so' and speaks to the Paralympics president on why the Games were perfect -- almost


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