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· August, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from August, 2009

31 August 2009

Israel: Church Photos of Jerusalem

Israel: Advocating Breastfeeding in Public

Israel: Influence of Hippies on Israeli Culture

Israel: Celebrating 25 Years of Immigration

Israel: For the Love of Food

With the Jewish High Holidays approaching, food seems to be on everyone's minds. The Jewish blogosphere is ripe with sumptuous tidbits and contemplations about the cultural implications of food, food...

Iran: Protest in Second Life

Iran: “United for Baha'i Human Rights”

30 August 2009

Israel: Social Media Advances Jewish Identity

Israel: When Translations Go Wrong

Israel: Hollywood in the Holy Land

Bahrain: One Ramadan and One Eid

The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan depends on the actual sighting of the new moon, resulting in different dates for its start among the various Muslim sects. This...

Arab World: Welcoming Ramadan

Ramadan is an important month in the Muslim calendar. Bloggers writing in Arabic celebrate the month, already in its first week, in this post, where we share some of the...

29 August 2009

Palestine: Waiting for the Iftar Cannon in Gaza

The war on Gaza has made many traditions a distant memory. Palestinian blogger Hazem [ar] laments the end of a Ramadan ritual, which his grandfather remembers and which is no...

Arab World: Young People Gather to Learn Social Media Tools

Young people from eight Arab countries and Sweden met last May to learn certain leadership and organizational skills, and how to use the tools of social media to advance social...

Blogging About Poverty And Development In The Arab World

Conversations for a Better World

In some Arab countries, more than half of the population lives in hunger and want. In this post we hear from bloggers writing about poverty and development around the Arab...

28 August 2009

Jordan: Who supports the wife beaters?

Morocco: Death on a Plane

Jordan: Congrats Maktoob

Jordan: Yahoo! Maktoob in New Deal

Qatar reflects on spirit, practice of Ramadan

Residents of Doha, Qatar acclimate to Ramadan and the special perks and restrictions that come with it.

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