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· June, 2010

Stories about Israel from June, 2010

Israel: World Cup Bonanza – Back to the Game

Maya Norton's attempts to find World Cup reactions in Israeli blogs are being foiled by a minor dilemma - it seems that most Israeli World Cup fans are too busy...

Israel: Dubious Thanks to USAID

JoeSettler posts a photo of a sign he often passes that reads, “This [road] is a gift from the American people to the Palestinian people.” “What I think that USAID...

Israel: Storing Water for Emergencies

When you live in the Middle East, water is essential to your daily survival. Israeli Kitchen recommends ways to store water in preparation for an emergency and what water sources...

Israel: A Woman's Power to Name Herself

“I’ve noticed that whenever a woman defends having taken her husband’s name… it’s invariably stated, ‘After all, feminism is about choice.’ Well I’m not pleased with having women who choose...

Sri Lanka: Reflections On The Problems In Gaza

Sri Lankan MP and blogger Rajiva Wijesinha reflects on the adjournment of resolution on the problems in Gaza: “the world is desperately in need of consensus based on universally accepted...

Egypt: Iara Lee's Flotilla Attack Footage

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia posts Iara Lee's one-hour footage from the Gaza-bound flotilla on the night it was attacked by Israeli commandos here.

Israel: iPhone Weather App Divides Jerusalem

If you want to know the weather for Jerusalem on your iPhone, you're going to have to get specific, reports Jewlicious‘ CK. You will now have to choose between East...

Israel: Politics and Protest with Humor

I see your protest and I raise you one. Jameel of the Muqata gives us politics with a much needed sense of humor. Last Saturday, a left-wing demonstration protesting 43...

Israel: Violence, Non-Violence, and Palestinian Solidarity

In “7 Reasons I'm Conflicted about the Fredom Flotilla” Daniel Sieradski writes: “By engaging in violence…[the activists] have demonstrated succinctly to Israel's supporters and allies that they, and by extension...

Israel: Barred from Spain's Gay Pride Parade

In an entry entitled “You Know You're an Outcast When…” Israeli blogger David Bogner remarks on Spain's barring of Israel from its gay pride parade. Meanwhile, Tel Aviv celebrated its...

Global Voices: We are listening

Soon after Israel's deadly raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza, one post on Global Voices sparked furious critique on Twitter. Tarek Amr in Egypt summarizes the debate.

Brazil/Israel: Open letter to the Israeli government

“Now, after the coward attack in international waters carried out by Israeli military against the fleet of humanitarian aid to Gaza” says Maria Frô [pt], “again [the movie-maker Sílvio] Tendler...

Egypt: The First Starbucks Protest in Egypt

The Gaza-bound Flotilla Raid has sparked an uprising in Egypt. Zeinobia covered the first Starbucks Protest in Egypt; A video and photographs were also posted by Sarah Carr and Mostafa...

Kurdistance: The Hypocrisy of Defending Turkey

As there is an increase of support for both Turkey and Palestine in the wake of the Israeli raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Kurdish bloggers caution against supporting a...

Israel: Pixies Pull Show Stopper

In the wake of mounting international criticism and condemnation of Israel’s clash with activists intent on breaking the blockade on Gaza, the Pixies, a veteran rock band, have canceled their...

Brazil: Brazilian President in Israeli TV Video-Joke

Brazillian netcitizens react to Israeli Latma TV video mocking President Lula da Silva. Hellington from Full ideas blog believes [pt] that the video only shows the ignorance of the world...

Egypt: Protests and Policy Changes After Flotilla Raid

News of the flotilla raid in Gaza has sparked an uprising in Egypt. Thousands of Egyptians protested both Israel's actions and the stance of their own government earlier this week.

USA: American student loses eye in West Bank protest

One of the many protests that erupted after Israel's deadly raid on the Turkish aid convoy ended in tragedy for a 21-year-old American student, Emily Henochowicz, who was protesting in...

Maghreb: Overwhelming Support for Flotilla Activists

The global outcry following the deadly Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla has been reflected on streets across the world and throughout the Internet, on social networks and personal...

Tunisia: 33 Sarastic Tweets on the #Flotilla Attack

Tunisian blogger Sami ben Gharbia shares what he describes as the “33 most sarcastic tweets about the #flotilla” attack by Israel on a Gaza-bound ship.

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