Stories about Israel from October, 2008
Israel: Heading Towards General Elections
The leader of Israel's ruling party, Tzipi Livni, gave up her attempts to form a governing coalition. Livni has been trying to put together a government since she replaced Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as head of the ruling Kadima party last month. Elections are now set for February 10. Gilad Lotan reports from Israeli blogs.
Israel: Desiring the Druze
Anglo-Arab blogger Doshka has decided that Druze men are ‘hot': “In Israel, they are quite possibly all first cousins because they can neither marry out of the sect, nor can outsiders convert to the Druze faith – meaning they have a very, very narrow gene pool. It's a very, very...
Jordan: Who is Abdullah Al Barghouthi?
Jordanian Ola Eliwat asks: “Do you know who is Abdullah Al Barghouthi?” To find out click on the link.
From Israel, Aussie Dave shares his views on TV hit Heroes.
Global: Babbling Doll Offensive to American Parents
If you think that the incomprehensible sounds babies make mean nothing, think again. Keeping up with the times, the blogopshere is abuzz over Fisher-Price’s Baby Cuddle and Coo doll, which allegedly proclaims: "Islam is the light." Parents in the US are outraged and some shops have even pulled the 'offensive' doll off the shelves.
Israel: Surprise Awaits a Soldier
From Israel, A Soldier's Mother has a surprise for her son when he returns home. Also click on the link to read more about why many religious Jewish families don't like to have animals in their homes.
Jordan: The UN and Israel
Ali, from Jordan, reviews the UN resolutions passed against Israel in this post.
Israel: Yom Kippur Riots
‘Yesterday marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, or, the Day of Atonement in the Jewish faith. It is a pitiful irony then, that it should end in riots accompanied with chants of “death to the Arabs”, following an attack on an Israeli Arab man who merely tried to drive from...
Palestine: The Jews and Israel
Palestinian Pundit links to a story about a historian who claims that the idea of a Jewish people was “invented” and that “most of today's Jews have no historical connection to the land called Israel.”
International Eye on the US Elections
As the US Elections loom closer, international attention to US Policy and the candidates has increased. Projects like Current TV's Collective Journalism and Global Voices' Voices Without Votes have taken the task to gather this information and bring a global perspective on a local issue.
Palestine: If Animals Could Speak
Iman's Constant Cravings, from Palestine, asks: “If animals could speak.. I wonder what they'll have to say about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”
Lebanon: Falafel War Goes to Court
Arabs and Globalisation reports: ‘Just like the Greeks did, when they sued French dairy farms (and won) for using the word “Feta” to describe the cheese they sold, Lebanon is gearing up its own litigation forces to sue Israeli companies over marketing Hummus, Falafel, and Babaghanouj as “Israeli products.”‘
Israel: Yom Kippur Headache Pill Available
Israellycool reports: “The Jerusalem Post reports on a test drug that could be the answer to preventing Yom Kippur headaches.”
Israel: UK Trip and More
From Israel, Yael travels to the UK and tells us about her experiences there.
Israel: Yom Kippur Reminder
From Israel, YMedad posts a Yom Kippur reminder in this video post.
Israel: Violence Against Women
The Philistine links to news articles which speak of violence being committed against women in Israel.