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· April, 2008

Stories about Israel from April, 2008

Syria: Explosive Nuclear News

Yesterday, the CIA released footage of an alleged Syrian North-Korean-built nuclear reactor. The footage "exploded" all over the news. Yazan Badran brings us the reactions of Syria's bloggers.

Israel: Modern Day Exodus, on African Refugees and their Right for Medical Care

Around 6,000 African refugees escaped the horrors in their countries, and seek refuge in Israel. Many of them live in harsh conditions and can be spotted shivering cold on the...

Green Global Voices on Earth Day 2008

Bloggers celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by posting their thoughts on what the day means, others did a roundup of articles, some shared reading lists and others mused about...

What's Carter Doing in the Middle East?

Former US President Jimmy Carter just concluded talks with Palestinian Hamas leaders in Cairo, Egypt. First, it was the turn of the US Presidential elections to snub the visit. Now,...

U.S. Papal Visit: The World Reacts

As Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the United States, the media and blogosphere are in a frenzy - primarily due to the sexual abuse scandal that...

Iraq: 210 Israeli Companies at Work

Iraqi Ladybird reports from a seminar about how there are 210 Israeli companies working in Iraq.

Israel: Jail for Iranian Police Chief

“You may recall the case of the Iranian police chief who was on the other side of an arrest after being found nude in a local brothel with six naked...

Bahrain: Jews Remember Al Nakba

Bint Battuta in Bahrain links to Palestine Remembered and No Time to Celebrate – Jews Remember Al Nakba (Catastrophe), which draw attention to the plight of Palestinians since the establishment...

Israel: Teenage Girls Usage of Mobile Phones for Dating

Playing with fire? That is what some Palestinian teenage girls do when they accept mobile phones from boyfriends, and have to hide them away from their parents and families, according...

Syria: 60 years after Deir Yasin

“As Israel prepares to celebrate its sixtieth anniversary, and as Palestinians reach sixty years of dispossession, we must honor the memory of those who perished in the savage butchery that...

Vlog International: collaboration across borders

Vlog International is a project bringing together Spanish speaking vloggers: people submit their ideas, one is chosen and everyone records their piece, someone edits them together and they are published...

Palestine: Deir Yassin, Commemorated 60 Times Over

April 9 marked the massacre of Deir Yassin, where an estimated 100 Palestinians were killed in the early morning hours, by commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and...

Russia, Israel: Emigrants and Returnees

Sean's Russia Blog writes about former Soviet citizens living in Israel.

Poland: Relations With Israel

The beatroot writes about the Polish-Israeli relations.

Palestine: Daily Kos to Visit Israel

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah comments on the Daily Kos‘ anticipated visit to Israel in this post.

Israel: Funny Movie Translations from English to Hebrew

Can you guess what American movie title was translated into Hebrew as “The Gun Dies Laughing?” A translator's job is not just about language, but cultural and slang savvy. Blogger...

Israel: Egyptian Goose Spotted in Tel Aviv

Something you may not know about Israel is that it is an orthnologist's dream. At the crux of transcontinental migration patterns, Israel is well known as a bird lovers’ paradise....

Israel: Wild Boars in Haifa, Oh My

Mia the Ima reports that there are wild boars in Haifa. The City of Haifa has passed a new law legalizing wild boar hunting to cut down its burgeoning population....

Lebanon: Hezbollah Since Mughnieh's Assassination

“Hizbullah members and people around the party are avid readers of Israeli politics and society,” states Bech in this analysis about Hezbollah since Mughnieh's Assassination.

Israel: Israeli Startup Falsely Accused of Rigging Zimbabwe's Elections

On Friday, March 28th, an online newspaper called "Zimbabwe Online" published an article accusing Cogniview, an Israeli startup company, of helping Robert Mugabe rig the Zimbabwean elections. A lengthy response...

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