Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 December 2008
Issue No. 925
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Ship Intifada and pilgrim lottery
While a Libyan ship tries to break the siege with food and medicine, Saudi bureaucrats stymie pilgrims, bemoans Saleh Al-Naami
Right affirmed
Thousands gathered in Damascus in support of Palestinian refugees, underlining that no peace with Israel is possible absent their right of return, Bassel Oudat reports
Bottom of the bottom
While Arab activists and intellectuals rally to the cause of Palestinian refugees, officialdom in Ramallah denounces their efforts, reports Khaled Amayreh
Kiss of NISS
Gamal Nkrumah tries to unravel the high level CIA presence at a preposterous intelligence gathering in Khartoum
Time to face the music
Negotiations to secure the release of the Saudi supertanker Sirus Star are a mere footnote to Somalia's real story, reveals Gamal Nkrumah
Tel Aviv turns right
While the United States ushers in a new era from the belligerency of Bush, Israel is heading further into extremism, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied East Jerusalem
Too much 'democracy'
The Kuwaiti cabinet broke its own record by resigning last week for the second time in nine months, reports Sherine Bahaa
Spy tactics
Israel's attempts to take advantage of the destitution it creates include bribing Palestinians to spy on Palestinians. Those who refuse starve or die, writes Saleh Al-Naami

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