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

Mixed reactions
A week after US President Barack Obama's speech at Cairo University, Gihan Shahine sifts through a web of applause, scepticism and cautious optimism
After that speech
While Obama has clearly distinguished himself from his predecessor, his address to the Islamic world should be met by Arab caution, writes Hassan Nafaa
The devil in the details
While Obama's Cairo speech may not have satisfied Arab hardliners, a change in prevailing winds, putting Israel on the defensive, has occurred, writes Ayman El-Amir
From Cairo with love
The Arabs applauded Bush's vision of a Palestinian state before the end of his term in office. Why expect anything better from Obama, asks Azmi Bishara
The delicate balance
Can a breath of fresh air become the wind of change? There is a chance, writes Ghada Karmi

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