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· February, 2008

Stories about Israel from February, 2008

Israel: Ashkelon is ‘on the map’

Following the recent missile attacks on Ashkelon, many worried bloggers react, describing their experiences with terror and fear, within this deteriorating situation that seems ever more hopeless. Gilad Lotan brings...

Iran and Israel: foes forever or future friends?

The online video posted by the Century Foundation regarding the relations between Israel and Iran and the geopolitical forces that are behind this situation has several bloggers discussing their ideas...

Egypt: Monopoly on Backwardness

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, links to a story of an Israeli MP blaming the recent earthquake on gays and comments: “Lest anyone think that we in the Muslim world have...

Israel: Palestine and Kosovo

One Jerusalem from Israel, discusses Kosovo's independence from Serbia in this post, as well as its implications on Palestine.

Middle East: Wishing Kosovo all the Best!

Bloggers and some politicians in the Middle East were quick to draw parallels between Kosovo's independence from Serbia and the Palestine Question. Following the news from the Balkans, here's a...

Kosovo: Views from the Russophone Blogosphere

According to the Yandex Blogs portal, over 3,700 posts on Kosovo independence have appeared in the Russian-language blogosphere in the past three days. Some of these posts have received dozens,...

Israel: Kosovo or Palestine, the Balkan is Here!

Kosovo has declared its independence. While the Israeli government has yet to announce its stance, several Hebrew bloggers have been reacting and comparing the political fatigue in the Balkans to...

Palestine: Oldest Woman Alive

Kabobfest draws our attention to the oldest woman alive – a Palestinian woman, born in 1888, who lives in Israel.

Lebanon: Queen Rania and Palestinians

“Finally. The queen of Jordan finally commented on the regular Israeli killing of Palestinians. She urged Palestinians to avoid…reckless driving,” writes Lebanese commentator Asad Abu Khalil.

Palestine: Celebrating Valentine's Day

The meanings of Valentine's Day, like love, are multi-faceted. This year had the Palestinian blogosphere thinking about making creative connections, communicating across borders and boundaries, meaningful expressions of love and...

Israel: Cyber-Activists Promote Sderot

While it may not be the number one topic of conversation on the government's agenda, Israeli bloggers and netizens just can't seem to stop talking about the situation in Sderot....

Israel: Zionism in Question

Richard Silverstein discusses Zionism in this thought-provoking post. “It's hard to write about Zionism. First, it's a belief system that is so deeply entrenched among many Jews that everyone has...

Israel: Two Sderot Kids Severely Injured by Hamas Missiles

Every day the Hebrew blog portal Israblog hosts a discussion on a new topic, called the hot topic. This encourages bloggers to take part in the conversation around a specific...

Lebanon: Winograd's Lamentations

From Lebanon, M Bashir Winograd’s report in this post.

Israel: Living under Rockets

Ayana Neta, 14, from Israel vows to remain strong as rockets continue to pound her kibbutz. “The first rocket that fell inside the kibbutz was 2 m’ from one of...

Israel: One Wall Down, a New Reality in the Middle East

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians poured into the Egyptian side of Rafah as the wall on the Egypt-Gaza border was brought down by Hamas over a week ago. Egyptian attempts...

Palestine: Rousing Speech

Leila Abu Saba posts a statement by Israeli activist, Shulamit Aloni, read at the Saturday Gaza protest, which she described as a rousing speech.

MENA: Let it Snow ..

After a lull in the weather, it's back to cold and snow in some parts of the Middle East and North Africa. This time, bloggers were better equipped and had...

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