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· June, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Michael Jackson v. Elvis Presley

When Saudi blogger and journalist Yasser Al Ghaslan heard about Michael Jackson's death, he immediately remembered when he heard that Elvis Presley had died.

Palestine: Harsh Treatment By Egyptian Border Authorities

Bahrain: Comparing Government Efficiency In Bahrain And Japan

Bahrain: The Failure Of Education

Egyptian Blogger Wael Abbas: Detained at Cairo Airport

Iran: Protest movement inspires art

Iranian and non-Iranian citizens continue to create online works of art to support Iranians who protest against the June 12 presidential election results in Iran.

Turkey: Pride March In Istanbul

Israel: would Israeli grassroots support harm the Iranian uprising?

In the past two weeks Israelis were following the tweets coming out of Iran with excitement, but divided on the issue of participation in the twitter revolution. Carmel Vaisman brings...

Morocco: Celebrating the First Female Mayor of Marrakesh

The Moroccan elections of two weeks ago brought surprising results and were received with mixed reactions, as Hisham pointed out in this post.  One such result was the election of...

Palestine: Lebanese Activist Stuck At Egypt-Gaza Border

Palestine: Learn From Palestinians

Palestine: Rafah Crossing Open For 72 Hours

Israel/Palestine: Travels With A Surfboard

Israel/Palestine: Analyzing the New York Times’ Coverage

Algeria: On France's burqa ban

Syria: The Worst Time to Die

Palestine: Memorializing Michael Jackson

Morocco: The Last Jews of Essaouira

Palestine: Support Requested For West Bank Villagers

Iraq: Reflecting on Iran

Assuming my dear readers have not been living in a cave for the past couple of weeks, the developments after the recent Iranian elections need no introduction. Here I present,...

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