Stories about Israel from August, 2007
Syria: Occupied Golan Heights Campaign
Golaniya posts a link to a new campaign for solidarity with Syrian prisoners in Israeli jails. With links to a complete list of known prisoners and their photos.
Israel: Policeman Bribed in Bashkiriya
Snoopy The Goon, from Israel, relates the story of a policeman who accepted a bribe, in Bashkiriya.
Israel: Sudanese Refugees
Stephanie from Israel discusses the problems facing Sudanese refugees in Israel in this post.
Jordan Bans Chicken Shawarma
The Jordanian blogosphere is mourning a ban on the sale of chicken Shawarma - chicken or beef, tossed salad and tahini - all rolled in delicious pita bread. In another warning, a Jordanian blogger is calling on Israel to keep its hands off Arab food.
Lebanon: Hizbulla's “Big Surprise”
The Angry Arab News Service Dr Assad Abu Khalil remarks on Hizbulla's threats to Israel and their impact on Lebanese politics.
Algeria: The Last Jew of Babylon
Nouri from Algeria links to a video which tells the story of the last Jew of Babylon here.
Iran:Iran, Israel Contacts, Really?
Haji Kensigton writes in “Treacherous Alliance,” Trita Parsi,contends that shortly after Iran proposed a “grand bargain” to the United States four years ago, Tehran made a similar offer to Israel during an academic meeting in Athens.Parsi’s claim was called into question by some Iran experts.
Palestine: Rights Activisits form Human Shields
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah links to a video showing how international human rights activists are forming human shields to stop Israeli tanks from entering Nablus.
Syria: Lebanese Border and Toilet Etiquette
Yazan Badran takes us on a tour of Syrian blogs where bloggers are discussing the worsening of conditions of Syrian workers and families at the Lebanese-Syrian border, calls for the return of the Golan Heights occupied by Israel to Syria, the Czech machine gun and toilet etiquette.
Arabisto: Where Arab Americans Make a Difference
Arabisto is an Arab American blog where Arab Americans make a difference. This week I speak to founder Nadia Gergis who tells us about the site, why and how it started and the future it holds for them.
Israel: Blog Day on August 31
Ouriel Ohayon, from Israel, reminds us that Blog Day is on August 31. “On this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, all blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.”
Israel: Condolences to Minnesota Bridge Collapse Victims
Snoopy the Goon from Israel sends his heartfelt condolences to the people of Minnesota, following the collapse of a bridge.
Israel: Child Slaves
Yudit from Israel writes about child slavery in the country here. “Who are those children? Whose children are they?” asks the blogger.
Israel: Sudanese Refugees – like Darfur, as Auschwitz
Over the past several months, a growing number of Sudanese refugees have been crossing into Israeli territory through the Egyptian desert. The Israeli government has reacted by placing many in detention camps, and is currently considering their fate. Israeli bloggers are questioning their government's actions, comparing the situation to that...