Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 September 2008
Issue No. 913
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Teachers listen to Hamas
Debilitating the educational and health sectors in Gaza is Fatah's new strategy for bringing down Hamas -- a strategy that is failing and will likely backfire, writes Saleh Al-Naami
A waste of time
Two-state solution negotiations are still amounting to nothing, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank
Mistake or manoeuvre?
Hizbullah's shooting on a Lebanese army helicopter has raised many eyebrows, writes Raed Rafei in Beirut
Hard bargaining
Hamas is holding fast in the Shalit affair, to the chagrin of Israel, under pressure to see its soldier freed, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied East Jerusalem
Bidding on Turkey
A spate of diplomatic visits suggests a three-way alliance opening up between Iran, Syria and Turkey, Bassel Oudat writes from Damascus
Taking it to court
Jordan's parliament turns on corruption in what many say is merely an internal political power struggle, Oula Farawati reports from Amman
One down, seven to go
As Al-Anbar is passed over to the Shia coalition in government in Iraq, thoughts turn to the prospects of future stability, writes Saif Nasrawi
Blood on the streets
Turkey's domestic political crisis deepens as bombings up the pressure all round, writes Gareth Jenkins

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