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· March, 2009

Stories about Israel from March, 2009

Israel/Palestine: Photos from Both Sides

American blogger Cory Driver of 32n5w, who as a Peace Corps Volunteer became an honorary member of the Moroccan blogosphere, has posted a series of photos from a recent observation...

Palestine: Commemorating Land Day

March 30 is Land Day, on which Palestinians everywhere, but especially those within Israel, commemorate the day in 1976 when six unarmed Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed by the...

Palestine: The Changing Face of Jerusalem

Ned, who lives in Ramallah, writes about the changes he has seen taking place in Jerusalem: “Israel is clearly trying to change the whole face of Jerusalem, making it more...

Israel: A Letter to Bernard Kouchner

Dr Hatim Kanaaneh has written an open letter to Bernard Kouchner, French foreign minister: “The news that you have preemptively spoken against any official objection to the expected appointment of...

Palestine: Testimonies Regarding Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Bloggers in Gaza have not been surprised by the testimonies of Israeli soldiers documenting war crimes they committed or witnessed during the recent attacks on Gaza - or by any...

Israel: The Language of Taxis

Rasha Helwa, who is a Palestinian citizen of Israel living in Acre (and describes herself as living in Palestine), has written a series of short posts at her blog Zaghroda...

Israel Boasts Top Researchers in Medical Marijuana

Caught with cannabis in Israel? It may very well go to a good use. Israelity reveals that Israel has one of the top medical marijuana programs in the world, treating...

Israel: World Leader in Water Technology Solutions

Israel is the world leader in water technology solutions with 75 per cent of sewage water recycled for agricultural use. Israeli water technologies are exported to more than 100 countries...

Israel: Boxes Containing Treats Blocked From Entering Gaza

Jam, biscuits, date bars, tea, sweets, and tomato paste are among the foodstuffs that Israel blocked from entering Gaza, Eva of Israel reports on Mideast Youth. Over 3,000 boxes were...

Israel: Thwarted Bombing Had Capacity to Kill 30,000

A bombing was thwarted in a mall in Haifa, Israel on Saturday night, ExpatEgghead reported. Israeli news stated that the 40 kilogram car bomb had the power to kill 30,000...

Israel: The Pomegranate

Hatam Kanaaneh, who blogs at A Doctor in Galilee, writes about the pomegranate: “Rumman – Arabic for pomegranate, originally the Pharonic name for the Iranian native fruit – has a...

Israel: New Book Celebrates Tel Aviv's 100th Anniversary

Tel Aviv Short Stories is a new book featuring the writings of Anglos-Israelis, Lisa Goldman reports. The publication celebrates Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary. You can see a promotional video of...

Israel: Youth Obsessed with American Culture

Read OneJerusalem's four-part series on Israeli youth's obsession with American culture to “find out what exactly it is about all of that junk from the States that makes young Israelis...

Israel: Learning to Drive

Brian of This Normal Life writes about the cultural differences between Israelis and Americans on the road and his son's new driving license. “But 17…that’s the year you transcend being...

Israel: Preparing for the Passover Holiday

In Israel and around the Jewish world, families are preparing for the holiday of Passover. Baroness Tapuzina offers some tasty recipe suggestions.

Israel: Venture Capitals Deal With Tough Questions

Daniel Cohen reflects on tough dilemmas facing Israeli venture capitals, including whether the CEO should be based in Israel or the United States. Check out his post to view a...

Egypt: Petition for Gaza

Egyptian Chronicles urges her readers to sign an online international petition to the UN General Assembly to set up a special international penal court to try Israeli war crimes, notably...

Tunisia: Gaza's Closed Zone

Tunisian blogger Sami ben Gharbia [Ar] reviews Israeli-made Closed Zone, a 90 second new animated film on the closure of Gaza.

Israel: Plant to Farmer – “I'm Thirsty, Water Me”

“Come on, admit it, sometimes you just have to love Israel,” urges Jewlicious. Israeli researchers have developed sensors for plants that will send text messages to farmers when their water...

Israel: Renovations Transform Yaffo (Jaffa)

“Every few weeks I take a bike ride through Yaffo (or Jaffa or Yafa) Tel Aviv's much older and much neglected sister, to watch it is changing before my eyes,”...

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