Al-Ahram Weekly Online   1 - 7 October 2009
Issue No. 966
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Farouk Hosni and UNESCO
The regrettable defeat of Egypt's culture minister in elections for the position of head of the UN's foremost social and educational institution is replete with important lessons, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
The US and the UN
What's new in Washington's relationship with the international organisation? Hassan Nafaa seeks some answers
An 'abnormal' nationalism
An exclusive Jewish state in Palestine: Israel's raison d'être is also its tragedy, writes Shahid Alam
The last stronghold
Galal Nassar examines the often pernicious role of the media in any process of normalisation
Shelving the partition straitjacket
The most practical and just solution in Palestine is not two states but democracy and equal rights, writes John Whitbeck
Will Israel fall in five years?
Forget the 1967 borders and return to pre-1948 borders, and the sooner the better, writes Jeff Gates
The global nuclear challenge
A nuclear weapons free world is within grasp if concerted action is taken at all levels, write Gareth Evans and Yoriko Kawaguchi
Out on a limb
There is little time left for the international community to show that it is really in favour of a Palestinian state, writes Salim Nazzal

Same old cliché

Close up:

By Salama A Salama
An artist's saga


The Obama Doctrine By Abdallah El-Ashaal

This week:
Angela Merkel

Cartoon by Gomaa

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