Al-Ahram Weekly Online   1 - 7 April 2010
Issue No. 992
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Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Moving beyond the peace process
Dina Ezzat reports on the regional challenges and opportunities that were the focus of this week's Arab summit
The vizier's door
IN THE COURSE of routine excavations in front of the Karnak temples, an Egyptian team unearthed a huge, red granite false door taken from the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut's vizier User and his wife, Toy, reports Nevine El-Aref
Recovered momentum
Opportunities are offered by President Mubarak's convalescence, writes Dina Ezzat
Fixing the brand
Supporters of Mohamed El-Baradei have started a campaign promoting him among ordinary citizens, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
IslamOnline employees will continue their strike. So what's next, asks Mohamed Abdel-Baky
Meat: to eat or not
Hani Mohsen reports on the skyrocketing price of flesh
Arms mandate extended
Parliament has extended the president's right to conclude secret arms deals despite objections from independent and opposition MPs, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Badr's wrath
The new minister of education is virtually sending into exile teachers and staff he deems inept, reports Reem Leila
Water will flow regardless
Egypt is to host the ministerial meeting of Nile Basin countries later this month, reports Doaa El-Bey
Budget outlines
Niveen Wahish looks at how the government will make ends meet in 2010/2011
Another forlorn summit
With Israel continuing settlement expansion and Arabs clinging to a path proven fruitless, something has got to give, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
Total war next
Depending on how Netanyahu responds to a Palestinian resistance operation that killed two Israeli soldiers, Gaza could soon see a return to all-out war, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Regime change
Barack Obama doesn't want to impose a peace deal. He wants to create an Israeli government that can negotiate one, writes Graham Usher in New York
Cabbing for Israel
There appears no end to the moral depravity of Western politicians when it comes to cheerleading for the racist-colonial entity of Israel, writes Stuart Littlewood in London
New bottles, old wine?
Syria's president appears to be setting a new course for relations with Lebanon. But is it so, and would it work, asks Omayma Abdel-Latif in Beirut
The $64,000 question
Is Iyad Allawi a secular politician who will salvage Iraq from its sectarian quagmire or the front man in a US-designed show to make the world believe Iraq can change, asks Salah Hemeid
Iraq's predicament
Post-election Iraq is at yet another crossroads. The paths it might take could not be more different, writes Ayman El-Amir
Wolves at the door
Polls and panic, muddle and political maladjustment lie ahead of next week's Sudanese elections. Sudan is struggling to get a grip, writes Gamal Nkrumah
Oil has poisoned the well
Mohamed Hafez looks at the southern secessionist drive in Yemen from an economic perspective and finds the southerners have a good cause

IN THE COURSE of routine excavations in front of the Karnak temples, an Egyptian team unearthed a huge, red granite false door taken from the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut's vizier User and his wife, Toy...


Heralding Easter
By Jill Kamil


Zionists against Zion?
Zionists are eager beavers, but all the chewing in the world won't help if the forest rots, notes Shahid Alam
AIPAC: Telling a whopper
Direct action, writes Stephanie Westbrook , may be the only means left of countering Israeli deceptions
The cost of blind support
American taxpayers' money is still supporting, to the tune of billions and at a time of recession, a foreign power whose actions damage US interests, writes Ralph Nader
The limits of Israeli infiltration
Differences between the West and Israel form at least a narrow corridor for the Arabs to exploit, writes Galal Nassar
Iraq is an Arab test
The aftermath of the Iraqi elections will show whether or not democracy can ever lay roots in the region, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
The G20 must change
The spirit of the Congress of Vienna, where great powers assembled to govern the world, is outmoded in the contemporary international community, writes Jonas Gahr St¿re
Americans and Palestine
For a large portion of Americans, the balanced facts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are not known, writes James Zogby
What kind of grand imam is he?
With a new head chosen, Moataz-Bellah Abdel-Fattah asks if Sunni Islam's foremost religious institution, Al-Azhar, can regain its lustre
Bibi makes it personal
Aside from the usual canards, Israel's premier is claiming ancient heritage on the basis of his immigrant father's assumed name. Well, why not, ponders Ahmed Amr
Salama A Salama:
The final summit?

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