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· December, 2009

Stories about Israel from December, 2009

Israel: A Day of Bedouin Hospitality

  24 December 2009

Jerusalem Gypsy recounts her day trip to visit the Rashaida Bedouins of southern Israel where she milked a camel, was counseled on Arabic music, and learned the value of sheep's versus goat's wool blankets.

Israel: National Policy Needed for Foreign Workers

  24 December 2009

Amir Mizroch advocates for a national policy to protect foreign workers in Israel. “You could see the migrant worker story as an inevitable cultural and economic phenomenon with huge potential benefits to Israel. Fields get tilled and houses get built. We enjoy their culture and they enjoy ours. Call it...

Israel: Dreaming of a Utopic Middle East

  23 December 2009

An Italian born gentile living in Jerusalem, Shiksa's Laura Chiesa dreams of a utopic Middle East. “Call me naive, but I caught myself more than once daydreaming about the time were people (including me) will travel freely in the Middle East – how about an afternoon hibiscus tea in Damascus,...

Israel: Separate But Equal?

  23 December 2009

Promised Land's Noam Sheizaf provides a comprehensive breakdown of the history and potential future of a new amendment to Israel's Basic Law on Human Dignity and Freedom, that, he says, “might officially turn Israel into a democracy for Jews only.”

Israel: Unwelcome Visitors in Jaffa's Ajami Mosque

  23 December 2009

Yudit of the Occupied blog questions why armed Israeli settlers would enter an Islamic mosque in Jaffa. “Was it to repectfully view the grave of Ibrahim Ajami? The ajami mosque, unlike some other beautiful Jaffa mosques, is not of great beauty. Not a place a tourist wold go out of...

Israel: Assessing Iran's Nuclear Capabilities & Intents

  23 December 2009

Amir Mizroch reacts to news about Iranian uranium enrichment: “They don’t need nuclear power for civilian energy (Iran holds the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves and the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves), they want the bomb, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it.”

Israel: Road Rules

  23 December 2009

The two primary rules of Israeli driving, How to Be Israeli writes, are 1) You are always in a hurry, and 2) You are always late.

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Palestine/Gaza: In Preparation for the Gaza Freedom March

  21 December 2009

The start of Gaza Freedom March is just over a week away. It's aim is to show solidarity with Palestinians and raise awareness about the Gaza siege. Katharine Ganly looks at some of the events that have happened in preparation for the march.

Israel: Blogging for the Environment in Jordan

  15 December 2009

“Environmentalists and writers from Palestine, Jordan and Israel will meet in Madaba, Jordan this month for a 2-day workshop: “Blogging for the Environment” on December 20-21,” writes Israeli Green Prophet, at Mideast Youth.

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