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· September, 2009

Stories about Israel from September, 2009

Lebanon: How Lebanese is Hummous?

Are Tabbouleh, Hummus and Falafel Lebanese? Beirut Spring jumps straight into the medley.

Israel: Losing Patience with Obama

“We are losing patience with Obama as well, and so are many of the American people,” writes Israeli Goyisherebbe, at Shiloh Musings.

Israel: The Meaning of Home

Absolute Carmel‘s Carmel Vaisman contemplates notions of home. “I fear that the concept of home, like love or identity, is a complex chaotic fractal, a secret formula, that if I...

Israel: Ideas for Household Water Conservation

After receiving an expensive water bill, Baila decided to implement some water-saving rules for her household. Read here to find out more. Comment to add your own suggestions.

Israel Switches to Winter Clock

Israel changed to the winter clock on Saturday night. Find out why A Mother in Israel thinks that was a “dumb idea.”

Israel: New Army Technologies

The Muqata posts descriptions and photos of new technologies from the Israeli army. Should this be classified? You decide.

Israel: “Ajami” Reveals Nuanced Look at Israeli Society

The film "Ajami" was the big winner at last night's Ophir Prizes and will continue on to international audiences as Israel's foreign film nominee for the 2010 Academy Awards. Israeli...

Israel: Leonard Cohen Performs to Rave Reviews

Songmaster Leonard Cohen visited Israel this week, performing to a sold out crowd of 47,000 fans. Israeli bloggers who were lucky enough to attend gave rave reviews.

Israel: Palestinian TV Comedy Wins Applause from Bloggers

“Country on a String,” a new Palestinian comedy that aired during Ramadan, is being hailed by Israeli bloggers for its creative irreverence. Tamar Orvell of Only Connect writes: “I salute...

Israel: Cafes Discourage Digital Workers

“How do we handle fast shifts in the economy and in people's behavior?” asks Ami Vider of Tel Aviv Tomorrow, reflecting on how businesses respond to the physical presence of...

Israel: New Organ Donation Law Passed

The Chief Rabbinate (Court) and Knesset (Congress) of Israel have ruled that a patient who is brain dead is legally dead, allowing for his organs to be harvested more effectively...

Israel/Palestine: Mocking Qaddafi on Wikipedia

Qaddafi = dog? Mu-ha-med of The Traveler Within reports: “I don't what was it that ticked an anonymous user to edit his Wikipedia page, changing the Libyan leader's name in...

Israel: Dealing with Israelis During the Holiday Season

“Every fall, millions of Israelis stop what they are doing (aka “working”) and spend several weeks watching and sending Shana Tova (Happy New Year) greetings to one another.” Gila Weiss...

Israel: Preparing for Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement

Jerusalem Diaries’ Judy Lash Balint records and remarks upon various traditions preceding the holiest day of the Jewish year: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Egypt: Blogging Farouk Hosni's Defeat

Egypt's Culture Minister Farouk Hosni has kept bloggers busy over the previous few days. His failed bid to secure a seat at the helm of UNESCO has polarised the blogosphere,...

Egypt: Will Farouk Hosni be Unesco's Next Director General ?

Egypt's culture minister Farouk Hosny is vying for Unesco's top post. Marwa Rakha sums up the reactions of bloggers towards this nomination and the election process.

Lebanon: Lebanese Bloggers React to Israeli film “Lebanon”

Lebanese bloggers have offered a mixed reception to another Israeli film about the Jewish state's 1982 invasion of its northern neighbour. Conspicuously titled "Lebanon", the autobiographical film is set entirely...

Israel: An Open Letter To Jane Fonda

Hatim Kanaaneh, blogging at A Doctor in Galilee, writes an open letter to Jane Fonda.

Palestine: Travelers Say Israel is Illegally Denying Access

Travelers to the Palestinian West Bank are now facing new restrictions. Visas obtained from Israeli consulates for their visit are stamped "Palestinian Authority areas only" in violation of the 1995...

Eastern Europe: WWII and the Jews

The Foreigner's Guide to Slovakia writes about WWII and the Jews of Slovakia. CzechFolks.com writes about the rescue of hundreds of Czechoslovak Jewish children by Sir Nicholas Winton in 1939....

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