Al-Ahram Weekly Online   24 - 30 June 2010
Issue No. 1004
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Coming ashore in Gaza
Dina Ezzat tries to understand what Egypt is up to on the Strip
One less lost city
State-of-the-art radar imaging techniques have allowed the outline of the Hyksos capital Avaris to be mapped in detail, reports Nevine El-Aref
New look Shura
The consultative upper house holds a procedural meeting today to elect its chairman, his two deputies and the heads of 12 committees, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Threat to marine
As the Gulf of Mexico oil leak continues to dominate headlines, Egypt experienced its own oil-related ecological menace, reports Mahmoud Bakr
The fallout
The death in police custody of 28-year-old Khaled Said from Alexandria continues to send ripples at home and abroad, reports Mohamed El-Sayed
Legal stand-off
Judges and lawyers remain at loggerheads after two lawyers accused of attacking a Tanta prosecutor are denied bail, reports Reem Leila
El-Baradei pushes for boycott
Calls to boycott parliamentary and presidential elections seek to embarass the ruling NDP, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Glittering prizes
Nevine El-Aref provides a rundown of this year's State Award winners
Killer denied
A German court rules that the killer of Marwa El-Sherbini has no right to appeal, reports Doaa El-Bey
Copying development
Interview with Kishore Mahbubani by Niveen Wahish
Israel's ongoing ethnic cleansing
Even while the world reels over Israel's aggression against humanitarian aid convoys to Gaza, in Jerusalem the march to Judaise the city continues, writes Khaled Amayreh
Siege and reconciliation
On again, off again: the prospects for ending inter-Palestinian divisions appear hostage to the fate of Israel's stranglehold on Gaza, writes Saleh Al-Naami
No smooth sailing to Gaza
Lebanese activists are going ahead with plans to send two aid ships to Gaza despite Israeli threats, reports Omayma Abdel-Latif from Beirut
Raising the stakes
An "electricity revolution" is adding further turmoil to Iraq's already troubled political scene, writes Salah Hemeid
Where's 'Plan B'?
Renewed violence by Kurdish separatists leaves Turkey's leaders at a loss, says Gareth Jenkins
Pushing Iran to negotiate
Fresh UN sanctions are dismissed by Tehran as its nuclear programme marches on, writes Amani Maged
Picking up the pieces
Is NATO poised to move into the heart of Central Asia, even as its war in Afghanistan implodes, marvels Eric Walberg
Time for dreams
Nehad Selaiha ponders the Bard's never waning popularity with young directors in view of a new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream by the Youth theatre company
Double blast
Ati Metwaly has the best of both worlds
Dancing hearts
Rania Khallaf attends several performances in the first week of Cairo's biggest dance event
A tale of four cities
A genre that has not received the attention it deserves is being let out of the closet. Osama Kamal reports on a new phase for short films
Breast is best
Experts insist on the benefits of breastfeeding. Should mothers who can't feel guilty, asks Gihan Shahine
Meteb in the eye of the storm
Two of Egypt's most prolific strikers have moved clubs as part of off-season deals, but one transfer in particular has caused alarm bells to ring, reports Ahmed Morsy

GET OUT: The red card, normally flashed by a referee for an infraction which sends a player off the football pitch, has taken on new meaning. Perhaps in keeping with the spirit of the ongoing World Cup in South Africa, this particular red card was shown to Israeli soldiers by a Palestinian demonstrator for the latest violation: the demolishing of Palestinian farmland which Israel seeks to use for a new settlement north of the West Bank town of Hebron..

In search of a job
By Eslam Soliman

Book review:

Once upon a family
By Amira Nowaira


Three fallacies on the flotilla
Yet again, Arab media diverted attention from the real issues at the heart of Israel's belligerence, writes Amr Hamzawy
Dismantling the Israeli state is key
In failing to address the problem of Israel and its hegemonic designs, the two-state solution will never be a path to lasting peace, writes Ghada Karmi
More causes for anxiety
The Egyptian judiciary has traditionally been a source of popular pride. Recent highlight cases suggest that may not last forever, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
Obama's two crises
While Obama is faring well close to home, the legacy wars of the Bush era remain powerful maelstroms that threaten to engulf his presidency, writes James Zogby
Salama A Salama:
Culture of torture

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