Al-Ahram Weekly Online   7 - 13 February 2008
Issue No. 883
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

A question of closure
Egypt sealed its borders with Gaza on Sunday but the crisis remains open-ended
Serene Assir reports from Arish on measures to repatriate Palestinians who flooded across the border with Gaza
Left waiting
Immediate economic conditions in Gaza appear largely dependent on Abbas accepting the invitation of Hamas to reach rapprochement, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Doctors' dilemma
The incentive package the Ministry of Health has proposed for doctors does not even begin to meet their basic demands, writes Hala Sakr
The inward eye
An ex-Jihad leader tells Jailan Halawi of his years of imprisonment and future hopes
Shura blasts Al-Azhar demonstrations
The Shura Council has approved a draft law banning demonstrations in and around places of worship, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Nature versus technology
Reem Leila examines the ripple effects of the breakdown of Internet services in the region
Secularists hit the streets again
Headscarves will likely get a boost, but the victory may come with a price, warns Gareth Jenkins
Unpopularity contest
Fayyad's performance is facing increasing discontent, says Khaled Amayreh
Troubled waters
The Islamic movement in Jordan is witnessing unprecedented internal friction, writes Oula Al-Farawati in Amman
Out of control
As spiralling costs of building materials threaten to bring the heyday of the construction industry to a close, consumers are for now bearing serious budgetary ramifications, Mona El-Fiqi reports
Sleeping dogs that won't lie
Gamal Nkrumah examines the root causes of the flaring of fighting in Chad this week
Pedestrian browsing
Mahmoud El-Wardani wraps up the proceedings at the 40th Cairo International Book Fair
Vindicating Qurna
Historic Qurna on the Theban necropolis is no more, but the reputation of its inhabitants as bandits and thieves lingers on and the site lacks attention, says Jill Kamil
Dressing like gods
Two temporary exhibitions in Egypt and Mexico highlight similarities in the history of both countries, as Nevine El-Aref writes
Knocking on the final door
Egypt will take on Cote d'Ivoire while Cameroon will clash with hosts Ghana in the semi-finals of the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations. Inas Mazhar reports from Ghana

AN AVID fan in the stands of Ghana takes his support of Egypt, particularly Mohamed Zidan, seriously...
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Olmert slips the noose
By Jonathan Cook



No room for two states
The case for a single state solution for Palestine is irrefutable, writes Hassan Nafaa
Manufacturing convenient realities
Mainstream media continues to shamelessly parrot official explanations of everything, writes Ramzy Baroud
Beyond redundancy
Debate over the future political direction of the Arab world has too often been reduced to a set of absurdly simplistic premises, writes Amr Hamzawi
World of conflict
Is it coincidence that dictatorship is the common outcome of US failures in international relations, asks Ayman El-Amir
What's next, Hamas?
Hamas needs to place its Islamist agenda on the backburner and concentrate instead on alleviating the suffering of Palestinians, argues Galal Nassar
Salama A Salama:
Border collision

Illustration by Fathi

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