Al-Ahram Weekly Online   11 - 17 June 2009
Issue No. 951
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Iran 2009: choosing a future
With Iran going to the polls Friday, and at a critical time in its history, in Tehran Mustafa El-Labbad charts the political landscape and key personalities of the presidential elections in the Islamic Republic
Israel obstructs UN Gaza probe
Adding insult to injury, Israel blocks the work of UN investigators charged with ascertaining if it committed war crimes in its New Year Gaza offensive, Amira Howeidy reports
War of nerves
Despite US attempts to coax Iran into cooperation, Israeli pre-emptive action, and consequent war, remain closer than many believe, writes Mohammed Herzallah
The forgotten children
Blown apart and maimed, if not killed, and then ignored, hundreds of children in Gaza are callously cut off from vital medical help, writes Ramzy Baroud
Evasive moves
After Obama's candid address in Cairo, Israel's prime minister is gearing up to swamp hopes of peace in impossible conditions and demands, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem
Partnership or dominion?
An address by the US president at Cairo University attempted to undo the legacy of bitterness left by his predecessor, says Anayat Durrani
Waiting for something big
With relations between Fatah and Hamas deteriorating even further, nothing short of a regional caesura appears able to dislodge the deadlock at the heart of Palestinian politics, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Democracy Lebanese-style
Election weekend was a surreal festival of airport hugs, car convoys, and gunfire, Lucy Fielder reports
The Moor the merrier
History will judge who lost Mauritania, writes Gamal Nkrumah

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