Stories about Israel from July, 2010
Israel: Rape by Deceit or Racism?
The recent conviction of rape by deceit of an Arab posing as a Jew to seduce a Jewish woman to engage in sexual intercourse has sparked conversations across the Hebrew blogosphere about the dire inequality between Jews and Arabs living in Israel. Gilad Lotan translates some of the reactions from Hebrew.
Israel: “Oliver Stone is a Nutcase”
“Oliver Stone is a nutcase,” announces Yael, from Life in Israel. “Oliver Stone has come out with some virulently anti-semitic comments, claiming that Jews control the media, downplayed the Holocaust, defended Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and complained about Jewish influence in the United States…” she continues.
Israel: Conviction of “rape by deceit”
Sabar Kashur, an Arab resident of East Jerusalem, was charged with rape for posing as a Jewish bachelor in order to seduce a woman. He has been convicted to 18 months prison. His conviction has proved controversial with many outraged at the judge's decision; others feel it is the correct application of the law. In this post, Katharine Ganly presents some of these opinions.
Egypt: Trouble in the Golan
Trouble is brewing in the Golan. Egyptian Chronicles zooms in.
Middle East: World Cup Final Thoughts
Psychic octopus Paul was right and Spain clinched the World Cup in the football finals, which ended in South Africa a few minutes ago. In the Arab World, Twitter users shared a few thoughts on the finale and the tournament overall.
Palestine: Living on the Wrong Side of the Wall
On Mideast Youth, Lamiaa shares this poem and several photographs of the “apartheid” wall fencing the Palestinian territories.
Palestine/Israel: Imagine 2018
Imagine 2018 “is a multiplatform campaign that depicts visions by Israelis and Palestinians of 2018 if a peace agreement is signed versus maintaining the status quo or worse,” launched by OneVoice Movement.
Jordan: Made in Israel
Seeing Israel-made products continues to raise alarm across Arab countries. Osama Al Romoh from Jordan expresses his shock (Ar) when he learns that a leading university is offering students graduation robes wrapped in Israel-made bags.