Al-Ahram Weekly Online
21 - 27 March 2002
Issue No.578
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A last chance
Quibbling over the terms of Arab peace initiatives suggests something other than a will for peace on the part of Israel, writes Ibrahim Nafie

Talking to tanks
The verbal gymnastics in which the Israeli government is indulging matter not one jot on the ground: the aim is simply to buy time to further crush resistance, writes Azmi Bishara

Palestine or Iraq?
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed asks which of the two missions takes precedence over the other: Vice-President Cheney's on Iraq or General Zinni's on Palestine?

Manufacturing consent
Manar El-Shorbagy asks whether Americans' support for the 'war on terrorism' is really so surprising

Turning back the clock
The United States is rearranging the world, and in doing so is turning its back on half a century of development in international law, writes Fawzy Mansour

The bankruptcy of force
Marwan Bishara recommends Vice-President Dick Cheney to adopt a rather different approach to Arab politics

Keeping reality at bay

Close up
False sense of satisfaction
By Salama Ahmed Salama

Public safety
By Medhat El-Zahed

Naguib Mahfouz
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Cartoon by Gomaa

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