· November, 2007

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2007

Syria: Even Amazon is Blocked

  30 November 2007

Egyptian blogger Zeinobis lists some of the sites blocked in Syria – which include Amazon, hotmail, Skype, blogger and Facebook.

Israel: One/Two State Solutions

  30 November 2007

“For those of you who dislike the two state solution, perhaps consider that it's a lot better than the one state solution which appears to be the only alternative,” writes Expat Egghead, who lives in Israel.

Jordan: Lost for Words

  30 November 2007

Jordanian Ohoud is lost for words after reading that an Israeli has opened four shops in Dubai.

Jordan: Sundance Special

  30 November 2007

Two years of hard work are finally paying off for Jordanian Laith, whose film will be shown in the Sundance Festival.

Egypt: Wedding of the Year

  30 November 2007

“The Egyptian newspaper in the last two weeks has nothing to speak about except the wedding of the year Ahmed Ezz and Shahinaz El-Nagger in a very stupid way,” explains Zeinobia .

Egypt: Activist's Yahoo Account Suspended

  30 November 2007

Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, whose YouTube account has recently been suspended, suffers a new blow (Ar) – this time from Yahoo – which has since disabled his Yahoo email account.

Egypt: Seven Years for Murder

  30 November 2007

Egyptian bloggers this week rejoice over the imprisonment of corrupt police officers, who tortured a carpenter to death. The celebration is all the more special, following the sentencing of men in uniform who tortured Emad Al Kabir. In this post, bloggers remind us that their happiness is short-lived, as abuse is rife and freedom of expression continues to be curtailed.

Special Coverage: Middle East Peace 2007

  30 November 2007

The Middle East Question has grabbed the international headlines for more than half a century. It is now the turn of the region's netizens to vent off and add their perspectives to events touching their lives and the security and stability of the countries they live in. Read about what the region's most outspoken bloggers have to say in our Middle East Peace 2007 Special Coverage page.

Israel: Blogger's Views on the Annapolis Summit

  30 November 2007

The Annapolis Conference, held on November 27, 2007 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, ended with the issuing of a joint statement from all parties. Over the past week, Israeli bloggers shared mostly pessimistic voices around the topic of this conference. Many are cynical to the possibility of peace emanating from these leaders who have little support from their people.

Egypt: Syrian/Iranian Alliance

  30 November 2007

“Interesting interview with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood leader, suggesting Syria would abandon Iran alliance if the regime fell,” notes The Arabist, which links to the interview here.

Bahrain: YouTube Wrong

  30 November 2007

Bahraini cyberactivist Esra'a reacts to the suspension of Egyptian human rights campaigner Wael Abbas‘ YouTube account here.

About our Middle East & North Africa coverage

Dahlia Kholaif is the editor for the Middle East & North Africa. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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