Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 June 2008
Issue No. 900
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Bottomless basket
The Judaisation of occupied Jerusalem continues apace while the hapless Palestinian president refuses to quit "peace talks", reports Khaled Amayreh from East Jerusalem
Breaking the rules
Hamas is pushing ahead in Gaza, trying to force an end to the siege while conditions appear favourable, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Can Qatar do it again?
On the back of its success in mediating Lebanon's political standoff, Doha may soon be placing a toe in Palestinian waters, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
A resounding 'No'
Several steamy issues suggest a delay in signing the Iraq-US security agreement, writes Saif Nasrawi
Legislative bottleneck
The People's Assembly faces a heavy workload before adjourning for the summer recess, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Just a coincidence?
After more than a year of relative tranquillity, recent clashes between Muslims and Christians have again raised the spectre of sectarian discord in Egypt, Reem Leila reports
Right to remarry
The marriage of convenience between the Coptic Church and rights activists is on the rocks, writes Gamal Nkrumah. And still there is no divorce in sight
Happy but heedful
University professors are voicing reservations about the state plan to raise their monthly pay, reports Mona El-Nahhas
Spring thaw
With the Doha deal bringing peace to Lebanon, for now, the country's politicians have set their sights on the next battle -- the elections, Lucy Fielder reports from Beirut
How strong is their alliance?
The Syrian and Iranian regimes may have their differences, but their alliance is not going to end anytime soon, Basel Oudat reports from Damascus
Enough is enough
Kurds rally for peace in Istanbul, Gareth Jenkins watches
A mixed bag of policies
Businessmen are cautiously eyeing some of the government's recent economic decisions, Sherine Nasr listens in
Undefeated in Islamabad
A bombing outside the Danish Embassy suggests Al-Qaeda's brand of Islamic militancy is still active in Pakistan, writes Graham Usher in Islamabad
America crosses the Rubicon
One woman's food is another woman's poison, notes Gamal Nkrumah
A day like no other
From the dream of victory to the reality of defeat, a turnaround compressed into just six days: Nesmahar Sayed speaks to some of those who remember the 1967 war
One for the road
Ptolemaic artefacts from the north coast near Alexandria, traces of a New Kingdom fortified city in Northa Sinai and a Byzantine wine factory in South Sinai are the most recent treasures found in Egypt, Nevine El-Aref reports
Take a stance on two wheels
Is biking to work conceivable in Cairo? Nashwa Abdel-Tawab meets a young businessman who has dared to park his car and use his bike for transport
Carbon deals
Mahmoud Bakr finds out that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is on top of Egypt's environmental agenda
Not bad for starters
Egypt came from a goal behind to beat DR Congo in their opening game of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, Ahmed Morsy reports
Egypt

THE WATERMELON WONDER: The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated the entry of the Holy Family into Egypt on 24 Bashans of the Coptic calendar -- which coincided with 1 June...
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The ongoing Arab grief
By Azmi Bishara
Lest we forget
By Amira El-Noshokaty

 

Empire's last hurrah
Stupidity and irresponsibility exploded the American empire from within, writes Ayman El-Amir
The alternate lobby
Not before time, in Washington there has emerged a counter-balance to hardline pro-Israel groups, writes James Zogby
Losing ground
The agenda of US-Israeli hawks appears mired, for the time being, writes Ramzy Baroud
Where now for Islamists?
Gaining little from political participation, moderate Islamists face a choice between continued low returns and changing course, writes Amr Hamzawy
Time for a change
Egypt's government has lost all credibility and should go, writes Galal Nassar

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