Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 April 2008
Issue No. 891
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

What we must do
In his third instalment on Israel's historic options, Azmi Bishara argues that Arab democratisation and development are at the heart of resisting Israel's strategic choice of permanent war against the Arab nation
What big picture?
The common idea that every regional contest is succinctly played out in Lebanon is false, writes Amr Hamzawy
After Damascus
If the official Arab order is to be worth writing about, it needs to take bold steps to address the realities, not the rhetoric, of present Arab problems and establish mechanisms to deal with them, writes Hassan Nafaa

Arabs' talk

Close up:
Summit of despair
By Salama A Salama

Bread and democracy
By Khalil El-Anani

This week:
Bashar Al-Assad

Cartoon by Gomaa

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