Al-Ahram Weekly Online   7 - 13 July 2011
Issue No. 1055
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Financial crisis again for PA
Once again, Israel appears set to financially strangle the Palestinians in order to get from them the concessions it wants, writes Khaled Amayreh
Flotilla II: brave activists, spineless politicians
Stuart Littlewood in London paints a chilling portrait of British grovelling to its ungrateful offspring
Shalit's fate: by force or by deal?
While it is almost impossible to imagine that Israel can free Gilad Shalit by force, Netanyahu is adamantly against a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Don't forget gender
In Pursuit of Justice is a new UN report on the position and rights of women, including in the Arab region. Dina Ezzat spoke to an officer of the agency that produced it
One giant leap for mankind
Gaza mobilises for Freedom Flotilla, discovers Joe Catron
A new revolution in the making
As Americans celebrated their revolution, passengers on US boat to Gaza called for new US Declaration of Independence ê" from Israel, demands Henry Norr
Out of its shell
Al-Qaeda is flexing its muscles in Yemen and finding support among the opposition, observes Nasser Arrabyee
Standing firm for freedom and justice
The long-suffering revolutionaries in Yemen continue to inspire amid great odds, marvels Ramzy Baroud
Fears of a Sunni opt-out
Sunni Arabs have been feeling out of place in the increasingly Shia-dominated order in Iraq, raising questions as to whether they will now try to opt out of the country, writes Salah Nasrawi
Hoping for the best
There are three possible scenarios for South Sudan after independence, writes Asmaa El-Husseini from Juba
Democratic moment in Morocco
The constitutional amendments were a good step forward on the democratic transition in Morocco, but they were unable to satisfy many factions in the society, notes Mourad Teyeb
French arms for Libya's rebels
France admitted delivering armaments to the Libyan rebels last week, with the embattled Gaddafi regime threatening Europe with open warfare, writes David Tresilian in Paris
New voices for change
Since the demonstrations began in Syria nearly four months ago, new opposition groups have emerged to lead the anti-government protests, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Commentary: Obama's winning formula for Syria
Whatever the outcome to the current Syrian crisis, the US may find itself in a win-win situation, says Ali Younes
Indictments widen rifts
Hizbullah's long campaign against the Special Tribunal took the sting out of the indictments when they finally arrived. But the request to arrest its members in connection with Al-Hariri's assassination puts the prime minister in a bind, reports Lucy Fielder from Lebanon

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