Al-Ahram Weekly Online   2 - 8 April 2009
Issue No. 941
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

This Gandhi is no Mahatma
Muslims can confront victimisation and vilification by politicians only by empowering themselves, writes Aijaz Zaka Syed
The meanings of change
Why such a great fear of democracy? Galal Nassar examines the pathology of apathy
Doha in question
Reconciliation between Arab leaders should not be an aim in itself, but only a means to attain greater ends, writes Hassan Nafaa
Freedom to learn
Bishop Yohanna Qalta sketches a vision for religious education in the Egyptian school curricula
The great irony
Counter-intuitively, it could be that peace is better attained by the Israeli right wing facing a Palestinian unity front including Hamas, writes James Zogby
Happy New Year, Iran
Is Obama's friendly overture to Iran but PR ahead of military action, asks John Whitbeck
A security regime for the Middle East
The pursuit of a comprehensive Middle East security regime is the best way to address Iranian and Israeli nuclear programmes while reassuring key regional players, writes Ezzedine Choukri Fishere
Hero revisited
The Iraqi who threw his shoes at Bush continues to be sidelined by a media reluctant to accept that the latter is the real criminal, writes Ramzy Baroud
Strategic juxtapositions
Arab hawks may have got what they want: a right-wing government in Israel with which no negotiation will be possible. But on the ground, Israel is still entrenching its position, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
Too old school to strike
The Muslim Brotherhood is tied to a worldview that cannot come to grips with the protests that mark today's political scene, writes Hossam Tammam

Sudan and Iran

Close up:
Toxic assets
By Salama A Salama

Women at crossroads
By Azza Heikal

This week:
Anwar El-Sadat

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