Al-Ahram Weekly Online   16 - 22 March 2006
Issue No. 786
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Forcing surrender
Palestinians hold Britain and the European Union responsible for the abduction of Ahmed Al-Saadat, writes Graham Usher
Brigandage in Jericho
The storming of Jericho's prison but further indicates that Israel is not interested in peace, writes Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank
Mapping the Israeli elections
With only 12 days before the Israeli elections, Graham Usher looks at the runners and riders
So why are you still here?
As violence in Iraq continues, the United States officially proclaims it will not intervene, writes Nermeen Al-Mufti
Market free fall
Sherine Abdel-Razek reports on the stock exchange's "black Tuesday"
"I fear for Egypt"
Osama El-Ghazali Harb tells Amira Howeidy why he resigned from Gamal Mubarak's NDP Policies Committee
Political reform tops agenda
MPs this week took the opportunity to lambast Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif's 30 January policy statement,reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Youth get their chance
A handful of Muslim youths presented a positive image of Islam and Prophet Mohamed at a Copenhagen interfaith conference which nevertheless sparked heated debate back home. Gihan Shahine asks why
No music in the park
The banning of performances in Al-Azhar Park raises many unanswered questions, writes Rania Khallaf
The long wait
The families of the victims of the Al-Salam 98 ferry have yet to receive death certificates, let alone compensation, reports Magda El-Ghitany
The enemy within
Ahead of limited withdrawals from the West Bank, Israel's focus is shifting to the threat posed by Arab-Israelis to the idea of a Jewish state, reports Erica Silverman from Nazareth
Ethnicity versus theocracy
Regional, ethnic and religious divisions inside Iran now pose a serious threat to the clerical regime. But the west would be foolish to try to manipulate these domestic tensions for its own political ends, writes John Bradley from Ahvaz
Struggle for justice
The reasons behind charity worker Tom Fox's brutal murder continue to confound family and friends, reports Firas Al-Atraqchi
Bidding wars
The battle for Egypt's third mobile licence is heating up, reports Niveen Wahish
Terrible embarrassment"
Amid mounting international pressure, the Pentagon revealed the identities of hundreds of detainees in Guantanamo Bay, but calls for closing the controversial camp continue, reports Tamam Ahmed Jama
Freestyle and wild
Serene Assir dances to Egyptian beats and hip hop all at once
Handmade futures
Amira El-Noshokaty meets women in the process of recreating their lives
Watch me now
Women, the media and Serene Assir

A Palestinian police officer kneels in shock against the backdrop of the rubble of the prison damaged during an Israeli army raid in the West Bank town of Jericho..

In search of freedom
by Laila Soueif


Ferryboats and cartoons
Two tragedies underline that justice and redress are rarely attained against the powerful, writes Galal Amin
Birth of a nation
The supposedly unimaginable -- a new Lebanon, for all its inhabitants -- is neither as impossible, nor as far off, as many believe, writes Karim Mruah
Inner renewal
While much of the blame for the waning of Arab secularism is due to Arab secular forces, opportunities are emerging for a secular renaissance, writes Amr Hamzawy
Palestine between Balfour and Straw
Britain betrayed the Palestinians at the start and is doing so again as the actions of Israel pass without censure, writes Amin Howeidy
Peace is made with enemies
Isolating Hamas will lead nowhere. Opportunity must be grasped for the hawks to make peace,writes Mohammed Abu-Nimer
Arabs with Iran
By Salama A Salama

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