· October, 2005

Stories about Israel from October, 2005

First post from the Israeli blogosphere

29 October 2005

Israelis who blog in English are mostly native speakers who immigrated to the country as adults. They include non-Jews as well as Jews, represent a wide range of religious beliefs – from secular to Orthodox – and their political opinions run the gamut from right wing to left, with everything...

Israel: Fear and loathing in Mideast

27 October 2005

Lisa Goldman of on the face blog says: “We Jews and Arabs, we live side-by-side and we watch each other and we interact (sometimes) but we don't really know each other. We think we do, but we don't. Ignorance leads to fear, and too often fear does lead to loathing.”

Israel: Anyone here called Rachel and dead?

27 October 2005

Levi9909 of Jews Sans Frontieres blog writes: “The good news is that there is a cantata celebrating/commemorating the tragically short life of Rachel Corrie, the International Solidarity Movement activist murdered by an Israeli caterpillar driver. The bad news is that the sickos at the Zionist Federation are seeing fit to...

Israel: Police are Mistaken

25 October 2005

Yisrael Medad reports that Maariv newspaper, relating to the error in Justice Cheshin's decision, reported that a police spokesperson said that they knew it was a mistake because since 1967 no Jew has ever prayed on the Temple Mount nor ever will. In 1978, 11 Jews assembled in front of...

Israel: Rachel Corrie

25 October 2005

Rick Richman writes that if you Google “Rachel Corrie” (the 23-year old killed in Gaza in 2003 when she stood in front of an Israeli bulldozer which ISM says that driver deliberately ran over her twice), you will get about 520,000 pages that mention her. On the other hand, Sultan...

Israel: Protocols of Zion

20 October 2005

Zach talks about Gothamist interview with documentary film maker Marc Levin regarding his new film Protocols of Zion (movie blog here), chronicles Marc’s exploration of the rumor that no Jews died in the attack on the World Trade Center because they were warned in advance. Apparently he says, Jewish groups...

Israel: Learning Hebrew

20 October 2005

Jonathan says that like much else in the Middle East, the emergence of Hebrew instruction in East Jerusalem sends mixed messages. On one hand, the ulpanim are a reminder that although Arabic is an official language in Israel, it has de facto secondary status in business and government. He also...

Israel: 1000 People on a cover of a book

19 October 2005

Nir Ofir says that tomorrow, 1000 people will be creating the word that say “The Keyboard” in Hebrew. This will be the name of a book that holds a collection of short stories Israeli bloggers wrote.

Israel: Yom Kippur

  12 October 2005

On the eve of the Jewish day of Atonement – Yom Kippur, we wish our Jewish readers a g'mar chatima tova and an easy fast. BTW, I just realized that ‘Yom Kippur‘ is very similar to our Arabic words ‘Yom Kapper‘, both of which means the “Great Day.” Day after...

Israel: Kabbalah Peace

  7 October 2005

Josia of Kabbalah For Women says that Norwegians made a mistake by not giving the peace prize to the only person on earth who can really bring us peace, and that is Kabbalist and Scientist Michael Laitman.

Israel: Divest from Palestine

  6 October 2005

Smooth says that a Jerusalem man was kidnapped and murdered by Hamas, and calls Americans, concerned citizens and governments all over the world to organize a comprehensive campaign of economic disinvestment and divestment from Palestine.

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