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· March, 2008

Stories about Israel from March, 2008

Brazil: March for the end of the Gaza Strip

“It is said that each Palestinian expelled from their land – and not just since 1948, when it the state of Israel was created – keep a key which they...

Israel: Three New Jerusalem News Websites Launch

Interested in knowing all the happenings of the Holy City? Look no further. Three English-language Israeli websites have recently launched to bring you news of Jerusalem. Check out Jerusalem Blueprint,...

Israel: Yafo Residents Protest Corporate Greed

Yudit of Occupied writes about Land Day in Yafo (Jaffa), Israel: “Over one thousand people marched in Jaffa, against the ethnic cleansing carried out by big money in close cooperation...

Israel: Israeli Vietnamese Poet is Rising Star

“Vaan Nguyen, the 26-year-old, Israeli-born daughter of Vietnamese refugees… is being hailed as one of the country's provocative and innovative young poets,” Dion Nissenbaum reports.

Israel: New Technology Will Improve Organ Transplants

Israeli biotech company Core Dynamics may have found a way to improve organ transplants. A new technique in cyropreservation will change the way organs are frozen and thawed, enhancing their...

Middle East and North Africa: Client Number Nine

Eliot Spitzer's fall from grace grabbed the headlines as soon as newsmen caught wind of the scandal. Bloggers followed closely on their heel, including those from the Middle East and...

Liquid assets: Bloggers on World Water Day

It's known as the universal solvent, Adam's Ale, government juice, council pop, H2O, dihydrogen monoxide, hydrogen hydroxide, has a ton of different names in Arabic and yesterday (March 22) the...

Egypt: A Lebanese in Egypt – From Occupation to Liberation

One day, she felt humiliated, and the next, liberated. This is the story of Layal El Katib, a Lebanese Blogger who lived in Egypt for a while, brought to us...

Israel: Shakespeare Was a Jewish Woman?

The Bard's identity has long been a matter of debate, but a new candidate has entered the scene. Could Shakespeare have been an Italian Jewish woman? Jewcy's John Hudson provides...

Israel: Historic Visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel's address to the Israeli Knesset was the first ever by a German head of state. Following controversy that Merkel would speak in German– an issue that enraged...

Israel: A Joyous Celebration of Purim

The holiday of Purim celebrates the triumph of the Jewish people over those who seek and sought their destruction. Purim is a joyful holiday celebrated with costumes, festivities, good food,...

Israel: Secret Service Creates New Blog

Shin Bet, the Israeli secret service joins the blogosphere this week, causing Molly of Israeli blog The Big Felafel to ask: “Can you really imagine a Shin Bet techie cracking...

Israel: Worldwide Virtual Solidarity Rally, March 20th

Join the worldwide solidarity rally for Israel as it celebrates Purim tomorrow (March 20th). Dave Weinberg of Jewneric has the details for timezones around the world.

Israel: Israel or Palestine? Facebook Can't Decide

Can't quite figure out politics and geography in the Middle East? You're not the only one. Facebook seems confused as well. Israeli bloggers Dion Nissenbaum of Checkpoint Jerusalem and Carl...

UAE: Are Israelis Brainwashed?

BuJassem from the UAE asks: “Are the Israelis brainwashed?”

Israel: Killed over Parking Spot

‘An indication of an increase in violence in Israel was clearly demonstrated Tuesday when a Holon man, Yosef Bavli, parked his van in a space that was claimed by a...

Syria: Silence Over the “Bigger Holocaust”

On February 29th, Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai warned of "a bigger Holocaust" for the Palestinians. Syrian blogger Ayman, from the Damascene Blog, compares between the world's silence to...

Iran:Islamist bloggers condemned violence in Gaza

Hamed Talebi in his Khabarnegar Mosalman (means Muslim reporter) blog has published several links to islamist bloggers who condemned Israel military interventions in Gaza.

Israel: Backyard Tour

“In an effort to clear the mind and explore new territory, we ventured into one of the 726548724 hiking trails around Tzur Hadassah in the Judean Hills this afternoon,” writes...

Israel: Bedouin Youth Use IM to Bypass Cultural Prohibitions

Instant Messaging is opening new windows for a Bedouin community in South Israel, writes Gilad Lotan, who tunes into a fascinating research and brings us its findings in this post.

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