Al-Ahram Weekly On-line
5 - 11 April 2001
Issue No.528
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Testing the waters
President Mubarak's visit to the US helped map out future regional and bilateral policy, reports Nevine Khalil from Washington

Jerusalem CULTURE OF AGGRESSION: Israel's submission to UNESCO's World Heritage Committee of a list of 28 Palestinian sites -- including several within East Jerusalem -- for listing as World Heritage Sites, is one more example of colonisation by stealth. --see caption--

History as plunder
Israel plays antiquities guardian in a game of cultural possession -- but Arabs aren't impressed. Omayma Abdel-Latif tracks Israel's contentious bid for UNESCO's seal of approval


Ibrahim Nafie
Shaking assumptions
Ibrahim Nafie
Salama A. Salama:
Mubarak in DC
Salama Ahmed Salama
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
Appraising the summit
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Hani Shukrallah:
Meanwhile, back at the bazaar
Hani Shukrallah

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Talking trade
When President Hosni Mubarak met US President George W Bush this week, they focused on economic issues, Thomas Gorguissian reports from Washington

Selling software stateside
Minister of Technology and Communications Ahmed Nazif tells Nevine Khalil about the ideas he is promoting in the US

Hungry for change
More than 50 Egyptians went on a hunger strike this week to protest Israel's tight siege of Gaza and the West Bank, reports Khaled Dawoud


Candle in the storm
The main Land Day march in Israel this year was like an oasis in a region in turmoil. That precisely was its significance. Graham Usher reports from the Galilee village where Land Day began 25 years ago

Just another victim Vale of tears
Tear or poison gas? Jonathan Cook, in the West Bank, investigates evidence of a new war crime

The unfinished task
A strong political will is needed if post-summit consultations on the Iraq issue are to lead to reconciliation

OPEN PAGEInternational

One step forward
It has been a slog to get even this far, but Sunday's arrest of former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic may not be enough, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Dirty deed
World leaders watched aghast as US President George W Bush pronounced the Kyoto treaty dead, writes Thomas Gorguissian from Washington


Ahmed Guweili
Time to integrate

The secretary-general of the Council for Arab Economic Unity, Ahmed Guweili, speaks to Aziza Sami of the challenges facing Arab economies in a globalising world

Inadequate remedies
A new government initiative that provides preferential treatment to a selected group of textile and garments exporters has fallen short of addressing the graver problems faced by the industry. Mona El-Fiqi reports

Change of focus
With the imminent changing nature of US assistance to Egypt from an aid to trade basis, Egypt needs to lobby US policy-making circles in order to redefine its status in US economic and political relations, writes Manar El-Shorbagy

Robert Fernea
Robert Fernea:
A feeling of hope
Profile by Fayza Hassan

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri
Sharing the sky
By Fayza Hassan Restaurant review
Here, fishy fishy
Injy El-Kashef grows fins



Herbie Hancock
Conversation with the chameleon
Tarek Atia speaks to jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in Cairo this week for several very special performances

An all-inclusive guide to goings on around Cairo

Samira Makhmalbaf
At the Second Arab Independent Screen Festival in Doha, Hani Mustafa speaks to Samira Makhmalbaf, award winning Iranian film-maker and a member of the festival jury
Brave new screen
Prizes and positions

Revisiting El-Doghrys
Thirty-eight years on, Nehad Selaiha finds the lively members of No'man Ashour's Eilet El-Doghry doing well at the Wallace


Underwater archeology
Diving into history

It will soon be possible to explore the underwater treasures of Alexandria's eastern harbour. Rehab Saad peers into the deeps


Women issues
Life changes

The National Council for Women has been busy researching developments in Egyptian women's rights over the past 30 years. Now, it has issued its first report


As recipients continue to suffer the ill-effects of the declining standards and rising costs of healthcare, the debate on health reform rages on. Al-Ahram Weekly marks World Health Day, 7 April, by taking an in-depth look at some of the country's most pressing health issues

Living dangerously
KhamsinaWith a glut of doctors and the dream of universal health care coverage, why are so many people left to fend for themselves? Hala Sakr sizes up the task of health care reform

A painful price
Bilharzia, diabetes, hypertension -- Egypt is riddled with these afflictions and they all add up to one looming threat: chronic renal failure. But as Dalia Dabbous reports, diagnosis is often only the beginning of a long nightmare


Ibn Tulun Mosque
Breaking the silence

If it works, why fix it? Pascale Ghazaleh hears the different sides of the restoration debate, and finds no peace within the walls of a mosque as old as the millennium

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