Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 March 2009
Issue No. 937
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Trial by ordeal
Sudan's president remains defiant in the face of his indictment for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Mission Rescue Gaza
The simple attempt to put people before politics, for a change, by the conference for the reconstruction of Gaza may prove to be too ambitious, as Assem El-Kersh discovers in Sharm El-Sheikh
Acting on promise
This week's donors conference on reconstructing Gaza saw many pledges being made. But how are the funds to be distributed, asks Doaa El-Bey
Identity crisis
Can money make peace? Hillary Clinton seems to thinks so, writes Sherine Bahaa
Beyond the pledge
Can Israel be prevented from destroying anything that is rebuilt in Gaza? Assem El-Kersh speaks with European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner about the implications of the Sharm El-Sheikh donors conference
Fixing the figures
The chairman of the Central Auditing Agency launches a scathing attack against the government, accusing it of ignoring the plight of the poor, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
'No surprise'
Gamal Mubarak's visit to the United States signifies a thaw in relations but receives mixed reactions at home, reports Sophia Ezzat
Don't bother Brother Bashir
Egypt expresses its wariness of the ICC indictment of Sudanese President Al-Bashir and urges a 12-month reprieve instead, writes Gamal Nkrumah
On a low simmer
"Bomb, bomb, bomb Gaza" is the extent of Israeli strategic thinking these days, notes Saleh Al-Naami
Talking the talk
There are too many stumbling blocks hindering progress in the Cairo-hosted inter-Palestinian reconciliation talks, writes Amira Howeidy
The haggling continues
It appears Labour will join the Likud-led government, says Khaled Amayreh in occupied East Jerusalem
Long road to truth
Lebanon's hotly debated special tribunal has been launched at last in The Hague. But a verdict remains years away, Lucy Fielder reports
None of our business
Early this month, the international court on Al-Hariri's assassination began its work. What does Syria think of the impending trial? Bassel Oudat asks from Damascus
Ready or not
Iraqis are divided over the US withdrawal, afraid it might mean the country unravels, writes Saif Nasrawi
No wait-and-see
As remittances are affected by the financial crisis, Nesmahar Sayed investigates the extent of the problem and seeks solutions
Cashew coup
Gamal Nkrumah notes that this week's coup and assassination of Guinea Bissau's President Vieira were not about the country's official trade, but rather to do with cocaine
Nimbly nightmarish
Gamal Nkrumah is touched by close encounters of the Akon kind
Gone with the wind
Gamal Nkrumah braves the blistering crucible of the harshest month of the Coptic calendar, Amshir
A moment with Mido
The controversial football star talks to Alaa Abdel-Ghani on club and country partner Amr Zaki, racist abuse, and whether he plays for Egypt as well as he does in Europe

Sudan's president remains defiant in the face of his indictment for war crimes by the International Criminal Court...

Suing for war crimes
By Azmi Bishara
The stone whisperer
By Giovanna Montalbetti


Anatomy of dialogue
It's still the same old story, the plot depressingly familiar. Abdel-Moneim Said dissects Palestinian factional talks
The war that cannot speak its name
Despite pre-election promises of change, the Obama administration is continuing the security policies of the discredited Bush presidency, writes Abdus Sattar Ghazali
Zionists in 1948: poised for expansion
Exponents of a pure form of settler-colonialism, the Zionists in 1948 smashed Palestinian society and dramatically altered an important part of the Islamic heartlands in what was an affront to the whole Islamic world, writes Shahid Alam
Dealing with Mr No
If you think part two will be an improvement, think again. Israel's new prime minister has learned nothing from his decade out of power, writes Assem El-Kersh
Stand tough for once
The Arabs' negotiating position is not as weak as many suppose, argues Hassan Nafaa
In focus: Filling the vacuum
Galal Nassar reviews the consequences of two terms of US unilateralism
Moderates at an impasse
Will Israel court war with Iran? With the right wing in ascendance anything is possible, argues Khalil El-Anani

Hillary Clinton
by Bahgory

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