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· December, 2007

Stories about Israel from December, 2007

Arabeyes: Sad for Bhutto

News of the murder of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was received with shock across the Middle East. Bloggers reacted in awe, shock, anger and submission to the hopelessness...

Israel: Journalists Face Possible Jail Time for Visits to Enemy States

Three Israeli journalists who visited Lebanon and Syria are facing possible jail time for visiting nations that the government terms “enemy states.” Lisa Goldman, Ron Ben-Yishai, and Tsur Shezaf have...

Israel: Hypocritical Arabs

“(A)ny state that defines itself as “Arab” would be equally guilty of the racism that Israel is being accused of,” writes The Elder of Zion, in this post, which lists...

Israel: Interfaith Hanukkah Party

Jerusalem Gypsy, from Israel, holds an interfaith Hanukkah party – with Muslims and Jews.

Russia: Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Russian Blog writes about Lyudmila Ulitskaya's latest – and, possibly, her last – novel, “Daniel Stein, translator”: “After being such a prolific writer for many years, and after the huge...

Lebanon: Who Killed Francois Hajj and Why?

Lebanon grabs the international headlines again, with another assassination. Who was killed and why? Who is blaming whom and what have the region's bloggers got to say.

Israel: Rockets Hit Sderot, Flame the Israeli Blogosphere

The tiny Israeli town of Sderot, minutes away from Gaza, was just hit by 20 Qassam rockets. It's mayor also resigned and bloggers are fuming. Maya Norton brings us the...

Israel: Teacher's Strike Over

An agreement between the teachers union and the Ministry of Finance was signed just a mere 15 minutes before the Israeli Labor Court's restraining order was activated, in what has...

Israel: Arab Literacy Project

From Israel, Maya Norton writes about the UAE-based Kalima project, which aims to translate books written in different languages into Arabic.

Travelling through Palestine and Israel

Ray Hanania takes you on a voyage to Palestine and Israel and shares his thoughts on peace and normalisation of relations here.

Israel: Hanukkah, festival of light and cultural wars

Hanukkah an all-time favorite Jewish holiday, has interesting historical value dealing with issues relevant to Israeli culture and sense of identity. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the ancient Israelites over...

Israel: Hanukkah Special

CK from Jewlicious shares scenes of Hanukkah festivities in this photo feature.

Israel: Hanukkah Recipe

IsRealli brings us a special Hanukkah recipe in this vlog.

Israel: Land Without a People

One of early Zionism’s slogans that took hold of the imagination of the proponents of a Jewish state was “A land without a people for a people without a land,”...

Palestine: One State Solution?

Who is afraid of the one-state solution in the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, asks Palestinian blogger Leila Haddad. For her answer, click here.

Israel: Jony Jerusalem, AIDS activist

Jony Jerusalem is the online name of an AIDS activist in Israel. He lives in Jerusalem and has been an HIV carrier for the past five and a half years....

Egypt: Feelings of a nation

With the world's sight focused on Annapolis, Egyptian students have another battle with the Israeli and American Ambassadors at home. Eman Abd Al Rahman translates from Arabic.

Egypt: Annapolis Adieu

"Annapolis, Annapolis, this name is haunting me everywhere I go - in newspapers and blogs and on TV. For me, Annapolis seems to be a Greek city near The Acropolis,...

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