Stories about Israel from July, 2007
Palestinian blogger Ramzi breaks his silence to give us an overall view of politics in the Middle East here.
The US is to increase its military aid to Israel, writes Haitham Sabbah, who urges his American readers to protest the move with their Congressmen.
An Israeli wine tasting festival is being held at the Israel Museum, reports blogger Avi.
Israeli Desert Peace mocks summer jobs available to Palestinian youngsters from Jenin.
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah suggests that Hillary Clinton apologises to the UN for the death of a peace-keeper in Lebanon, after approving the sale of cluster bombs to Israel.
Issandr El Amrani, who is based in Egypt, suggests that Israel is an apartheid state because its Arab citizens have separate schools and textbooks.
Walton Pantland is outraged that Israeli security police are operating in South Africa where they detained, interrogated and strip searched Xolile Nxu, the Vice-President of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) at O R Tambo Airport (formally Johannesburg International).
In this week's round-up from Egypt there are so many intertwined stories. One blogger is asking: what is the relation between soccer and terrorism? We also have an interesting story by Isis, (Egypt-The Reality), who is helping a drug addict because of a blog post. Egypt-Napoleon's history is being profiled in a new blog and can a new fatwa (religious opinion) bring imprisoned Egyptian blogger Karim Amer back to life? There is also a follow up on the 11-year-old mother by Zeinobia.
Peter Jacob is discussing Israel's decision to sell lands to Jews only.
The synchronized worldwide launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, fell at 2:01 a.m. local time in Israel, during the Jewish Sabbath, when Israeli law requires most businesses to close. Read Gilad Lotan's translation of Hebrew blogs to see whether the Sabbath was observed.
"'It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.' The virtuous amongst us try to identify evil, and not do it. However, how often do we consider the act of NOT DOING as evil?" asks blogger Oranges and Olives. A good question among many from this week's post of prolific Palestinian blogs.
Varesin writes[Fa] about last year war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.The blogger says “the victory of Hezbollah proves that investing in Islamic groups can be very fruitful.”The blogger reminds that supporting Islamic groups is one of foundations of Islamic Republic.
Desert Peace from Israel says the people of Gaza are rising against the closure of borders with Egypt.
David Bogner from Israel comments on an incident in which a Justice Ministry attorney slapped a Member of Knesset.
The censorship bill for internet porn and violence proposed by Amnon Cohen of the ultra-orthodox Shas party has been unanimously approved by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation and will be brought to the Israeli Knesset.
Yaeli from Israel is looking for a super maid to help clean up before her mother arrives on a visit.
“It is a shame some people cannot make a distinction between politics and everyday life,” writes M from Lebanon in the wake of Israeli blogger and journalist Lisa Goldman visit to Lebanon.
Israeli Lisa Goldman writes about her trip to Beirut and her coverage one year after the war with Israel and the reactions it received.
Allisonks from Israel shows us the other face of bloggers, who have more to their credits than just their blogs.
Stephanie from Israel hangs her head in shame that she hasn't been to world wonder Petra, Jordan, yet.
Palestinian Umm Khalil explains why she isn't impressed with Jews immigrating to Israel here.