Stories about Jordan from October, 2009
As many as 300 Lebanese chefs gathered yesterday in Beirut to make the largest ever plate of hummus in an attempt to claim the reigns in ownership of the popular chick pea dip. The new world record is part of an ongoing campaign in Lebanon to reaffirm the country's claim to a number of dishes being produced in Israel - with the ownership of hummus being one of the main quarrels.
Jordanian Moey is considering Holloween costumes in this post: Lady Gaga is in, Michael Jackson is out.
Jordanian Ola Eliwat, from Cinnamon Zone, notes:'Seriously, when you receive an email titled “+18″, does anyone in his right mind seriously believe that someone who's under 18 will go, “Oh, I'm underage, I'd better not check that one out”‘
On Blog Action Day, October 15, Israeli bloggers were already looking ahead to October 24 when environmental organizations, activists, and bloggers too, are planning a day of climate change protest across the Middle East.
Arabic readers have something to look forward to online – “the launch of “ArabCrunch Arabic Edition which will be the first Arabic blog that focus on tech start ups, entrepreneurship, social media and mobile news and views and is based on citizen journalism,” says Arab Crunch.
Jordanian Naseem Tarawanah shares a picture of Hosam Smadi, a Jordanian national arrested in the US and charged with attempting to use weapons of mass destruction. Click on the link to tune into the debate.
Jordanian Ahmad Humeid discusses television programmes available for children in Arabic in this post.
From Jordan, Kinzi attends a talk on honour crimes and shares her insights.
Would you marry someone of a different faith? Kinzi, who is based in Jordan, discusses this issue here.
“Blogging is incomprehensible to the Jordanian journalists,” announces Naseem Tarawnah at The Black Iris.