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· February, 2009

Stories about Israel from February, 2009

Israel: Battling Cancer

Daughter of Cancer from Israel describes the suffering her 56-year-old mother is going through battling brain cancer.

Arab Bloggers Rally Against the Judaization of Jerusalem

As Israeli authorities evict Arab residents and demolish their houses in Jerusalem, Arab bloggers are set on not letting this pass unnoticed. Another blogger calls for designating a week to...

Syria: Violation of Terms of Service

Syrian Hosam Akras writes that WordPress has disabled a blog which lists Israel's “crimes against humanity” because it did not comply with its terms of service.

Palestine: Attacks On Gaza Continue

Despite the announcement of unilateral ceasefires by both Israel and Hamas, attacks by the Israeli military on Gaza continue while Palestinian factions have been launching rockets into Israel. In this...

Israel: Election Shehanigans

JoeSettler discusses what he describes as Israeli “election shenanigans” in this post.

Israel: Dubai Denies Shahar Visa

Dubai has denied Israeli female tennis star Shahar Peer a visa to play in the Dubai Tennis Championships, while her male colleague Andy Ram, was able to receive one. “There...

lsrael: Spiderman Stops Traffic

Who is least likely to slow your daily commute? Spiderman probably features low on the list. Israeli police arrested a costumed Spidey yesterday who had created a traffic jam by...

Canada: Rally Threatens Jewish Students at York University

An anti-Israel rally at York University in Toronto, Canada forced Jewish students to flee for cover. Threatening cries included: “Die, Jew, get the hell off campus,” and “Die… go back...

Israel: Exhibit Features Intimate View of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

A new photography exhibit will reveal an intimate look into the lives of Ultra-Orthodox Jews. On display at the Land of Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, Menahem Kahana's photographs will...

Egypt: Bloggers Take on the “Sons of Zion”

The bombs on Gaza may have stopped falling, but a fierce cyber battle continues, with bloggers on both sides of the fence mobilising their troops to 'obliterate' the presence of...

MENA: Is the BBC Impartial in its Refusal to Air the Gaza Appeal?

Long respected as a beacon of free speech, bloggers across the Arab world and beyond have been left questioning BBC's integrity after its refusal to air an appeal for the...

Israel: A Royal Link?

Israeli blogger Yisrael Medad may soon be counting British royalty as relatives. Click here to find out how.

Jordan: Cook for Peace

“Arab Chick and Jewish Girl, two of the most hilarious bloggers hailing from the region,  have created a cooking blog to  achieve for world peace. No snark, we’re all serious...

Japan: Jerusalem Prize to writer Haruki Murakami

Mojimoji praises [jp] a speech given by writer Haruki Murakami (村上春樹), who received the Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society on Sunday Feb. 15th. The blogger...

Russia: Yandex, Anonymity, “Oligarchs”

A few updates from IZO: “Yandex (acronym apparently of Yet ANother inDEXer), which is way ahead of Google in Russian search, is opening an office in Silicon Valley”; Ministry of...

Israel/Arab World: Reflections on Waltz with Bashir

Rantings of an Arab Chick posts a trailer from Waltz with Bashir by Israeli Ari Folman about his experiences during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. “I think this...

Israel: “Strange” and “Complicated” Elections

Two former Prime Ministers, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, and Foreign Affairs Minister and Acting Prime Minister Tzipi Livni ran a tight race to win the votes of Israelis. The...

Jordan: Whoever Wins in Israel, Palestinians Lose

“Whoever truly ends up winning the Israeli elections, whether through seats or the formation of a coalition government, one thing is for certain: Palestinians will be losing out,” writes Jordanian...

Palestine: Obama on Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Here's American Palestinian KABOBfest‘s take on Helen Thomas‘ question at Barack Obama's Press conference on Monday: “Do you know of any country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons?”

Palestine: Shoe thrown at Israel's ambassador to Sweden

Palestinian Laila El Haddad links to a video and story showing protesters throwing a shoe at Israel's Ambassador to Sweden Benny Dagan, during a talk at Stockholm University.

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