Al-Ahram Weekly Online   23 - 29 March 2006
Issue No. 787
Opinion
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

State terrorism
Israel's raid on a Jericho prison exposes the worthlessness of international guarantees, writes Ibrahim Nafie
Revisiting the 'Eastern Question'
Players, not tactics, have changed in the West's attempts to control the Middle East, writes Hassan Nafaa
In Focus: War by proxy
Galal Nassar assesses the likelihood, or not, of the US and its allies launching a military strike against Iran
Slowly but surely
Demographic transformations -- particularly urbanisation -- seem to powerfully alter traditional societies when it comes to issues of gender rights, writes Reda Benkirane
Blaming the lobby
As someone who has been facing the full brunt of the might of the pro-Israel lobby in the US, Joseph Massad explains the deceit behind blaming the lobby for US policies towards the Palestinians and the Arab world
Al-Jazeera goes English
Credited with reviving journalism in the Middle East, Al-Jazeera needs more than a pinch of luck to meet the next big challenge it has set for itself, writes Ayman El-Amir

Cartoon by Gomaa

Editorial:
Freedom and humiliation

Close up:
The Arab exit
By Salama A Salama

Soapbox:
Not another party, please
By AUTHOR

Dialogues of Naguib Mahfouz:
Searching the good news
By Naguib Mahfouz


This week:
Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) and Ismail Haniyeh

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