Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 February 2009
Issue No. 933
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Stay in the street
The protest movement against Israel must be sustained, for Obama is not going to change the essence of America's Middle East course, writes Azmi Bishara
The BBC's flop
In refusing to broadcast an appeal on behalf of Gaza's victims, the BBC did not uphold its objectivity but rather took sides for fear of Israeli disfavour, writes Ayman El-Amir
A humanitarian offensive
In tying humanitarian relief to the ceasefire, European and American diplomats are again taking sides against the Palestinians, inevitably sustaining the conflict, writes Nicola Nasser
Healing Gaza's wounds
Though the drama of war has subsided, the world must not forget Gaza's victims, writes James Zogby
In response to the Muslim Brotherhood
The outlawed group remains trapped between ideology and reality, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
Target the lobby
Without taking apart, piece-by-piece, the elaborate, ruthless and war-mongering Israel lobby, no change in US Middle East policy will be possible, writes Ramzy Baroud
Hoping on Obama's audacity
If anyone can break the cycle of violence in the Holy Land, it's America's new president, writes Aijaz Zaka Syed
The unity imperative
Only unity in action can save the Arab order from imminent collapse, and the Arab world from new waves of colonialism and desolation, writes Hassan Nafaa
In focus: Don't undermine the PLO
Hamas's suggestion of replacing the PLO would take the Palestinian struggle back to square one, writes Galal Nassar

Armed to political struggle

Close up:
Upholding justice
By Salama A Salama

Divided we stand

This week:
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Cartoon by Gomaa

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