Al-Ahram Weekly Online   23 - 29 September 2010
Issue No. 1016
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

The SPLM moves on
The dynamics of the southern Sudanese referendum have turned out to be too much about tribal politics and not enough about policies, warns Gamal Nkrumah
Ending exceptions
Arab League officials tell Dina Ezzat from Vienna about efforts to get Israel to bow to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Wrestling with Barcelona
Ahmed Masadeh, secretary-general of the Union for the Mediterranean, tells Al-Ahram Weekly that he hopes the union will improve on its humble public image, reports Dina Ezzat
A change of heart in Damascus
Syria is reconsidering its candidate for the next prime minister of Iraq in the hope of reaping political and economic gains, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Can Iran beat the sanctions?
With the international sanctions regime against the country beginning to bite in Tehran, Iran has been developing ties and friendships abroad, says Amani Maged
A deafening silence
Syrian officials have not commented on the resumption of direct talks between the Palestinians and Israel, but nor have they directly criticised them, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
No great expectations
Last year Barack Obama carried the hopes of much of the world at the UN General Assembly. No longer, writes Graham Usher in New York
Israel kills as it talks
Even while peace talks shakily resume, Israeli forces attack and kill unarmed Palestinians, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank
Boycotting apartheid
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign continues to pick up steam, notes Eric Walberg
Colonialism, ethnic cleansing and the web
Despite all attempts to sustain its propaganda, Israel can no longer fool all the people all of the time, writes Roger Sheety in occupied Palestinian territories
Zionist dialectics: Past and future
In an excerpt from his latest book, Shahid Alam sees turbulence ahead for the United States as Zionist apartheid continues to destabilse the Middle East region

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