· May, 2007

Stories about Israel from May, 2007

Palestine: The 1967 War

  31 May 2007

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah gives us a history lesson about the 1967 war between the Arabs and Israel here.

Israel: Underground Sderot

  31 May 2007

Batya, from Israel, jokingly suggests building an underground Sderot. “‘Sderot Underground’ should be so strong, secure and reliable, that the new “Sderot” will be the most desirable place to live in all of Eretz Yisrael, especially when Iran (G-d forbid) gets the bomb. “I have no doubt that Olmert and...

Israel: Kuwaiti Weekend

  31 May 2007

ISRAELITY comments on Kuwait's plans to change its weekly holidays from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday here.

Israel: Volunteers for Sderot

  29 May 2007

“Right, volunteers are being called for to come to the aid of citizens in Sderot. Below I’m going to append the information so that folks around and about can get involved if they so wish in the many ways they can help out. I’m particularly interested in going down to...

Israel: Remaining Israeli

  29 May 2007

Israeli blogger Yehuda describes how his two children are involved in relief work and how he will never leave Israel despite holding a US nationality. “But it's a little something about what it means to be Israeli. No, I won't be going back to America if a missile falls through...

Israel: What's Wrong With Golan?

  29 May 2007

Israeli blogger Shmuel writes about how a customer service center in Jerusalem, which promises to deliver packages anywhere in Israel, refuses to deliver him a package to his home in Golan Heights.

Palestine: South African Views on Israel

  29 May 2007

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to an article about “Ronnie Kasrils – South Africa Minister of Intelligence – testimony and experience upon his visit to Israel and Occupied Palestine; published by an internationally recognized Jewish South African in a major South African paper (Mail&Guardian).”

Internet Censorship Law Proposal in Israel

  28 May 2007

Internet censorship could slowly and surely find its way to Israel. Now that a new proposal “that is supposedly meant to protect kids from the dangers of pornography, violence and gambling sites” has passed the primary voting stage in the Israeli Knesset, bloggers writing in Hebrew are asking: What is...

Israel: Myths About the Asian Community

  25 May 2007

Israeli blogger Fily discusses myths about the Asian community in Israel. “Why, I wonder, don’t the Asian students mingle with the locals? Why is it that the Israelis obsessed with Asia don’t make the effort to try to meet the Asian students? You see, I know that some of my...

Israel: More Qassams Fired

  25 May 2007

Aussie Dave from Israel reports that more Qassams have been fired into Israel. “While there have been no injuries, one of the Qassams started a fire in a wheat field near Sderot,” he adds.

Israel: Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards

  25 May 2007

Global Voices Israel author David Bogner won four accolades in the Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards for his blog . Congrats David for winning Best Large Blog (Gold), Best Personal Blog (Gold), Best Slice of Life in Israel (Gold) and Best Overall Post (Silver).

Israel: Sderot Under Attack

  24 May 2007

From Israel Katherine links to a video of a Sderot factory worker badly hurt in a Qassam rocket attack. “Sderot is a little town a few km's from the border with the Gaza strip. For the past few days its residents have had to put up with a huge number...

Israel: Give Peace a Chance

  24 May 2007

IsraeliMom writes : “What bothers me most, is the implicit support of the Kassam attacks by ordinary Palestinians living in Gaza. I hope I'm wrong there and that they don't support it, but I don't see any outright condemnation either. The Kassams are bad for Palestinians – not for Israelis....

Israel: Marking Shavuot

  23 May 2007

Israeli blogger Yael gives us a short introduction to how she marked Shavuot. “For those who don’t know anything about Shavuot (which means 99% of Jews and everyone else), the section of the Torah dealing with Ruth always gets read at Shavuot because the descriptions of the barley and wheat...

Israel: On Oprah's Visit

  23 May 2007

Israeli blogger Desert Peace is appalled that talk show Diva Oprah Winfrey accepted to pay Israel a solidarity visit. “I only hope that if she comes here she will visit places like Ramallah, Jenin, Gaza, Bethlehem…. the list goes on. Let her see with her own eyes who the real...

Arabeyes: What's Happening at the Daily Kos?

  23 May 2007

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine bloggers have been battling it out at the Daily Kos for quite some time. And then came Al Nakba, or the catastrophe, as the pro-Palestinian camp refers to it - when Pro-Palestine diarist were allegedly banned from cross-posting their diaries on the DKos. New rules of engagement have since been penned and bloggers' attempts to wave the olive branch may open a new chapter of relations between citizen journalists from the two opposing camps.

Egypt: On Israeli-Palestinian Relations

  22 May 2007

‘Another, other, other, depressing slide downward in the Middle East: “Hamas declared open war on Israel yesterday, pledging to renew suicide bombings after Israeli leaders vowed to kill senior politicians from the militant movement, including Ismail Haniya, the Palestinian Prime Minister” (The Times) Is it just me, or wouldn't a...

Israel: Candy Warning

  22 May 2007

Israeli blogger David Bogner isn't happy with candy he bought at a local store. His advice to his readers is: “Look, a word to the wise. Stay away from ‘Klipp Klapp ACE-FIT’ candies… and for G-d sakes, stay the hell away from anything containing Isomalt. Unless, of course, you enjoy...

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