· June, 2007

Stories about Israel from June, 2007

Arabeyes: Saudis in Bahrain and Kuwaits and their Cars

  5 June 2007

Today's translation of Arabic blogs takes us to Saudi Arabia, where a blogger takes refuge in nearby Bahrain to clear his head over the weekend; Kuwait, where Frankom discusses the state of affairs in Arab countries and again to Kuwait, where Krakatoa 's car problems open our eyes to the unscrupulous practises of car agents.

Israel: New McDonald's Ad

  5 June 2007

Israeli blogger Lisa Goldman links to a new McDonald's ad, with a twist. “That is the silly-but-kinda-funny premise for the most recent McDonald's advertisement on Israeli television. Brought to you courtesy of Youtube. The punchline will make you smile, as long as you know your Middle Eastern foods,” she notes.

Syria: Creative Forum Launched

  5 June 2007

Writing at Syria Comment, Camille Alexandre Otrakji announces the launch of Syria's Creative Forum. ‘For the Forum’s first monthly discussion topic, I invited some of the best Syrian bloggers and analysts to tackle the following question concerning the Golan Heights: “If you could write a one page letter to an...

Israel: Mind Boggling Solution

  4 June 2007

“The big news today is the announcement that the Israeli Defense Ministry has decided to take a pass on one of the only fully deployed/fielded solutions available today against the ongoing kassam/ketyusha threat faced by Israel in the south and north. Instead they have decided in favor of an unproven...

Israel: Shrinking Gap

  1 June 2007

“Last month the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot carried a small item that the U.S. restaurant chain Hooters plans to open its first branch in Israel this summer. That was followed by a piece indicating that a Tel Aviv radio station is in negotiations to bring the Howard Stern Show to...

Israel: Sderot Update

  1 June 2007

“Despite the fact that the number of Qassams being fired at Israel is decreasing (due to the IAF strikes against terrorist positions), they have not entirely stopped, with one already being fired today, causing some crop damage in an open field near Sderot,” writes Aussie Dave from Israel.

Palestine: Peace Index

  1 June 2007

“The United States is among the least peaceful nations in the world, ranking 96th between Yemen and Iran, according to an index of 121 countries. According to the Global Peace Index, created by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Norway is the most peaceful nation and Iraq is the least, just after...

Israel: No Moral Prohibitions Against Killing

  1 June 2007

Israeli blogger Desert Peace is shocked ‘to read the words of Israel's former Chief Rabbi, Mordechai Eliyahu.. who “ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings”…. No moral prohibition?????? What...