· September, 2007

Stories about Israel from September, 2007

Arabeyes: Ramadan Scenes

  26 September 2007

With the month of Ramadan halfway through, bloggers in the Middle East are still tapping away at their keyboards, reflecting on different aspects of the Islamic month of fasting. This week we make stops in Yemen, Palestine, Kuwait and Israel to see what bloggers have to say.

One Million Voices for Peace

  24 September 2007

What is the One Million Voices campaign all about and could peace in the Middle East be a reality? Also, what role is the internet and blogging playing in this mass movement, which over 500,000 Israelis and Palestinians have signed up for so far? Global Voices Online caught up with campaign Communications Coordinator Erin Pineda who discusses with us the ambitious project, which aims to amplify the voices of the 'moderate silent majority' caught up in the conflict.

Israel: Bin Laden's Son Divorce

  22 September 2007

Israellycool reports the split between Jane Felix-Browne, the 51-year-old, six-times-married grandmother who fell in love with the 27-year-old son of Osama bin Laden.

Palestine: No Fuel or Electricity

  20 September 2007

Leila Al Haddad, from Palestine, writes: “Today Israel officially announced Hamas a “hostile entity” (although that sort of had me confused-is this to say they were of “friendly entity” status before??). And made the decision to cut fuel and electricity, once again. But fear not, country folk. U.S. Secretary of...

Israel: The Plot Thickens

  18 September 2007

Snoopy the Goon from Israel writes: “As if it were not foggy enough, now we have Peter Beaumont of the Observer jumping into the fray with a new version of the event. First of all, he came up with a name for this sortie: Operation Orchard. Now, of course, the...

Israel: Remembrance Day

  18 September 2007

Rav Yossie, from Israel, writes: “Rosh Hashana's official liturgical name is “Yom Hazikaron,” Remembrance Day, so it's quite appropriate to reflect on our recent history this week.”

Israel: Sderot's Invisible Wounds

  12 September 2007

How long does it take before the remote feels closer, and how can invisible wounds draw more attention? Both remoteness and invisibility take a lead role in the story of this Israeli city, Sderot, located at a distance of one km from the Gaza strip. It is far enough from the central Israeli metropolis to be forgotten, yet due to recent campaigns, has been coming up in local news more and more frequently.

Israel/Palestine: End the Conflict

  11 September 2007

On October 18, OneVoice will engage and mobilize hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Israelis in a “People’s Summit”. Ordinary citizens will speak out in unprecedented numbers against violent extremism and demand that their leaders negotiate and implement a two-state solution, announced the website. Live music, speeches by dignitaries and...

Israel: Coptic-Ethiopian Dispute

  11 September 2007

Gilad Lotan was in Israel recently and takes us to the heart of a 30-year-old dispute between the Ethiopian and Coptic churches over the the ownership of Dir Sultan, a structure found on the rooftop of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. “Today Ethiopian monks and one Coptic monk live...

Palestine: Protesting Violence and the Art of Resistance

  9 September 2007

Protest against Hamas is mounting in Gaza, as Palestinian bloggers and their supporters continue to look for their voices online, writes Shaden Abdulrahman in this round up of Palestinian blogs this week. Also read about how voices are silenced, how children are left to fend for themselves living off trash and how an Arab-American family was treated in Israel.

Israel: Syria Fires at Israeli Warplane

  6 September 2007

Aussie Dave, from Israel, wraps up reactions on the latest developments about the possible shooting of an Israeli warplane, which flew over Syrian airspace and dropped ammunition, by Syria.

Israel: About Yohana

  6 September 2007

From Israel, David Bogner writes about his son Yohana in this personal post. He says: “Our little boy isn't sick in the conventional sense so wishes of ‘I hope he gets better’ are not really called for. He isn't retarded… in fact the doctors all agree he is smart as...