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· June, 2009

Stories about Israel from June, 2009

Israel: would Israeli grassroots support harm the Iranian uprising?

In the past two weeks Israelis were following the tweets coming out of Iran with excitement, but divided on the issue of participation in the twitter revolution. Carmel Vaisman brings...

Israel/Palestine: Travels With A Surfboard

Jesse Aizenstat is an American surfer who has been visiting Israel and Palestine – and he has carried his surfboard everywhere: “Walk from the Jerusalem bus station to the Muslim...

Israel/Palestine: Analyzing the New York Times’ Coverage

Peace activist Richard Silverstein analyzes the New York Times’ coverage of Israel and Palestine by reporter Ethan Bronner. Silverstein criticizes what he perceives to be Bronner's pattern of deprecating and...

Israel/Palestine: Human Rights Activist Reports on Mission

Reporting from Israel, human rights activist Rae Abileah reflects on her recent Gaza solidarity mission. “It felt really powerful to be taking a stand against occupation in this very tangible...

Palestine: Website Honors Memory of Fallen Daughters

Among the casualties of the Gaza war with Israel this winter were four young women of the Abuelaish family. Daughters For Life is Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's tribute to their memory....

USA: Celebrating Tel Aviv's 100th in New York

New Yorkers may have been shocked to encounter a beach party, and accompanying artificial beach, in the midst of Central Park this weekend. The event, organized by the Tel Aviv/Jaffa...

Israel: Best iPhone Applications for Hebrew Speakers

JobShuk brings you “Top 10 iPhone Apps for Israel.” Their features include low cost ways to stay in touch with friends and families abroad, a Hebrew/English dictionary, a downloadable Hebrew...

Israel: 7th Most Internet Connected Country in World

Israel is the world's 7th most internet connected society, reports Lirun of East Med Sea Peace. “It means many things,” he writes: “Freedom of information, freedom of expression, freedom of...

Israel: Bedouin Village Relies on Green Energy

The Bedouin village of Darajat is gaining acclaim for its focus on clean energy. The Green Prophet reports: “Most residents have solar water heaters and electric systems, the school is...

Israel: Music Videos Unite Jewish & Arab Youth

Windows for Peace, a nonprofit based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is waging practical solutions for peace. This summer, Jewish and Arab Israeli teens will unite to create short music videos...

Israel: Obama's Ratings Plummet in Jewish World

OneJerusalem.com and Jewlicious observe that American President Barack Obama's popularity ratings in the Jewish world have taken a significant dive since his Cairo speech and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's...

Israel: Predicting Iran's Future

Israeli comic strip artist Yaakov Kirschen critiques the world's most unstable element: “Iranium.”

Israel: Summer in Jerusalem

Summer in Jerusalem is best enjoyed from a bird's eye view, says the Jerusalem Gypsy blogger. “I… like rooftop anythings in Jerusalem. The air is cool at night and there...

Israel: Activism in Israel and Iran

Israeli activist Joseph Dana writes: “As an Israeli actively contesting the overt and covert policies of my government, I have been struck with a feeling of familiarity and identification with...

Israel: Journalism 101

At Checkpoint Jerusalem, Dion Nissenbaum discusses what he describes as Israeli Journalism 101 in this post.

Egypt: Sign Avaaz Settlements Petition

Egyptian Dalia Ziada announces that she has just signed an Avvaz petition, which supports US president Barack Obama's call to stop the building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian territories. So...

Israel: Dubai Futuristic Farm out of Star Trek

Writing at Mideast Youth, Green Prophet from Israel, discusses development in the UAE and notes: “Environmental projects including specially designed buildings, business parks and residential centers are years ahead of...

Middle East: Bloggers React to Obama's Address

From being described as the "self-appointed world leader" to questioning his choice of speech venue to choosing to turn a deaf ear to his speech, blogs across the Middle East...

Israel/Palestine: Commemorating the Nakba and Debating Loyalty

May 15 is Nakba Day, when Palestinians commemorate the creation of Israel and subsequent Palestinian displacement and dispossession. Shortly after the day this year, a controversial piece of legislation was...

Israel: Obama focused on things with unite, not divide

Writing at Jewlicious, Dahlia reacts to Obama's speech in Cairo saying: “In his speech, he focused on the things which unite, rather than divide.”

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