Al-Ahram Weekly Online
8 - 14 November 2001
Issue No.559
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In the hot seat
Stripping outspoken Knesset member Azmi Bishara of parliamentary immunity clearly reflects Israel's idea of democracy when it comes to the Palestinian minority, writes Jonathan Cook

Globalising opposition
The newly-founded Arab Forum for Resisting Globalisation held its first conference in Beirut last weekend. The coming WTO meeting in Doha was a constant theme. Zeina Abu Rizk reports from Beirut

Old wine, new bottles
The Israeli government is preparing its own "peace plan" to counter a rumoured American "vision" for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. Khaled Amayreh reports from Jerusalem

Pushed together
Osama Bin Laden has said the US-led war is "primarily between Christianity and Islam." But in the occupied territories, there is only the war by Israel against Palestinians -- Muslims and Christians alike. Graham Usher listens to two women talk in Beit Jala

Education as a tool of war
Israel's "Margaret Thatcher" is forcing more than 370,000 Palestinian students to learn Zionist values and salute the Israeli flag. Jonathan Cook writes from Nazareth

The ripple effect
A recent meeting of Arab leaders took 11 September as a rallying call for two key Arab issues: anti-Arab sentiment and the violence in Palestine, reports Dina Ezzat

Briefs
Sudan slams US sanctions
Landmark visit
Keeping up "good relations"
Police raided strikers
Syrian opposition urges reform


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