Al-Ahram Weekly Online
11 - 17 April 2002
Issue No.581
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PARIAH, UNREPENTANT: People all over the world have shown their horror at the monstrous campaign of murder and destruction Israel is waging on the Palestinians; but will governments heed their citizens' urging, buttress words with actions and isolate Ariel Sharon?

Salvage operation
Washington is determined to resolve the crisis in the Middle East, but unclear as to the means of pulling back from the edge of the abyss. Nevine Khalil reviews Colin Powell's mission

A war for war's sake
What we are now seeing is the expression of the will of a people that has no choice but to resist, writes Mahmoud Darwish

See poem by Mahmoud Darwish State of Siege

OPEN PAGEOpinion

Ibrahim Nafie:
War by other means
Azmi Bishara:
Check but not mate
Hani Shukrallah:
Prophets of doom
Hassan Nafaa:
Prepared for peace, ready for war

INTIFADA IN FOCUS
INTIFADA
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OPEN PAGEEgypt

Powell and Mubarak
Cairo presses Washington to press Sharon

Egypt, hopeful over an American change of tone, is asking Washington to put its words into actions, report Soha Abdelaty and Nevine Khalil

Al-Azhar demo
Solidarity in search of a vision

Solidarity with the Palestinians is reaching new heights.But what next? asks Amira Howeidy

OPEN PAGEInvasion

Blocking humanitarian aid
A week of protests and attempts to bring humanitarian aid to besieged cities in the West Bank led to violent Arab-Israeli clashes. Jonathan Cook reports from Jerusalem

Palestine
A journalist's perspective
Khaled Dawoud, back from occupied and devastated Ramallah, recalls the horror

Palestine
Who counts the numbers of "dead Arabs"?

What withdrawals? Khaled Amayreh, in Nablus, reports on the Israeli army's orgy of killing

Better late than never
Not only did Powell show up in the region almost two weeks into the Israeli invasion of the Palestinian territories but he is not to actually make it to Israel until tomorrow. Anayat Durrani in Washington on a confounding US policy

Eyewitnesses to 'pure horror'
Three British peace activists, who spent last week under siege in Ramallah, spoke to Omayma Abdel-Latif about Israel's war of terror

Palestine
Voices from the siege
The same message echoes over and over: please, help us. There have been many massacres, and it has sometimes been possible to say we did not know what atrocities were being committed until it was too late. This time, voices are ringing out, with increasing desperation: please, do something. The massacre is underway.. --read on--
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OPEN PAGEEconomy

OilBoycott Israel? Not so simple
Slamming Israel with an Arab boycott is not quite as straightforward as some might think. Dina Ezzat reports

Taking a stand
A boycott of Israel? The US, too? And by whom? Government, business or consumers? And would it work? Al-Ahram Weekly looks at the debates

Mary Ghadban
Mary Ghadban:
Screen legends
Profile by Fayza Hassan Pot Pourri
Calling the shots
By Fayza Hassan Restaurant review
All grown up now
Injy El-Kashef finds some things should change

OPEN PAGECulture

Books
Monthly
Books Supplement

On being an Alexandrian
Was Alexandria really cosmopolitan? And if it was, is it possible to speak of such a thing as an Alexandrian cosmopolitanism? Hala Halim asks these questions through Youssef Chahine's autobiographical trilogy

A Faustian end-game
The Alternative Theatre Group in Alexandria metamorphose Goethe's Faust into an absurd drama. Nehad Selaiha watches the rituals

L I S T I N G S
>i< An all-inclusive guide to goings on around Cairo >i<

OPEN PAGEFeatures


Moving towards whose health?
The World Health Organisation has announced that "physical movement" will be the theme of World Health Day this year, to the fury of many third-world doctors. Hala Sakr takes the temperature of the argument

In search of lost space
Clubs and youth centres, though popular in Egypt, suffer at the lower-income bracket from a lack of necessary equipment and space restrictions. Alaa Shahine writes

OPEN PAGELiving

OPEN PAGETravel


The most difficult questions
Palestinian children are among the primary victims of Israel's vicious war, and the trauma is spreading throughout the Arab world. Rania Khallaf examines reactions

Sniffing out history
Five exhibitions of Egyptian perfumes and cosmetics have been opened simultaneously in Cairo and Paris, in a bid to further cultural ties between Egypt and France. Nevine El-Aref took in the aroma

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