Al-Ahram Weekly Online   6 - 12 August 2009
Issue No. 959
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

De-revolutionising Fatah
Despite the show of rhetoric, Palestinians know that Fatah is in trouble having lost its fighting credibility as a force against occupation, writes Khaled Amayreh in Bethlehem
Playing for zero
Hamas appears as softening to the West, but its flexibility will mean nothing unless the West -- particularly the US -- can rein in Israel, writes Saleh Al-Naami
A tailored crime
The issue is broader than Lubna's apparel, says Asmaa El-Husseini
Commentary: Obama and Tehran
Whereas his predecessor was brash and outwitted, Obama's diplomacy is already upping the ante on Iran, writes Mustafa El-Labbad
Federation of chaos
Despite US pressure, there are no signs of much touted Iraqi reconciliation in the build-up to January's general election, writes Salah Hemeid

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