· March, 2007

Stories about Palestine from March, 2007

Palestine: US Spying on Arab Blogs

  30 March 2007

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah believes that the US is spying on Arab blogs. “We are now officially tracked, monitored and harassed by a special team from the U.S. State Department calling themselves the ‘Digital Outreach Team’,” he writes.

Israel: Is Gaza Crowded?

  29 March 2007

Israeli blogger The Elder of Ziyon refutes the claim that Gaza is one of the most crowded cities in the world here.

Israel: US Aid

  29 March 2007

Israeli blogger The Elder of Ziyon claims that US aid to the Palestinians will be used against Israel. “Of course, this would not be the first time that US weapons are used by Fatah against Israel,” he notes.

Israel: On the Saudi Initiative

  29 March 2007

Israeli blogger Yaeli suggests that her country responds to the Saudi initiative using the analysis being made by a Lebanese. “If Israel’s position is reasonable – and I think it is (the green line needs to be renegotiated, among other things), then these opinions should be put to the Arab...

Palestine: Hip Hip Concert

  20 March 2007

Palestinian blogger Imaan, who is now based in Sweden, gives us a detailed account of how she was able to finish her housework, arrange for her children to be looked after and slip with a friend to attend a Palestinian hiphop concert here. “Here's what I liked most about them;...

Palestine: Wall Demo Planned

  20 March 2007

“Palestinians from the souther Bethlehem village of Umm Salamuna and neighboring villages will protest against the Israeli bulldozers which are currently razing their land for the Apartheid Wall. In honor of Mother’s Day, Palestinian and international women will march in solidarity on the frontlines during the demonstration,” announced the International...

Palestine: Report on Palestinian Women

  20 March 2007

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics issued a report about the situation of Palestinian women in the West Bank and Gaza on the occasion of Mother's Day, writes Palestinian blogger Amal A. Mother's Day is celebrated on March 21 in all Arab countries.

Palestine: Update on Nablus

  20 March 2007

“For four consecutive nights, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have invaded Balata Refugee Camp on the outskirts of Nablus, Occupied Palestine. They drove up and down the camp, threw percussion grenades and fired randomly at residents’ homes,” writes Bahrain-based Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah here.

Jordanian Blogs: A Snow Day & Other Mid-March Tales

  18 March 2007

The biggest story to take the Jordanian blogosphere by storm seems to be the strange weather lately. A snow storm swept the country for 24 hours and many bloggers had many things to say about it. Most got their cameras out to take a shot of the crazy weather and...

Palestine: A Unity Government

  18 March 2007

“Finally we have a unity government with very ambitious program. This unity government is the first in the Arab world. Something all Palestinians are proud of,” writes Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah following the announcement of a unity government in Palestine.

Palestine: Donning the Kuffiyeh for Fashion or Politics

  17 March 2007

Palestinian blogger Maytha, who is based in the US, predicts that the Kuffiyeh (Palestinian head gear) is making a comeback on the West Coast. “(M)aybe it's LA fashionistas sheer dedication to innovative and cutting edge fashion trends…or maybe it's just the complete ignorance surrounding the socio-cultural history of the kuffiyeh...

Palestine: Free Speech

  17 March 2007

Palestinian blogger Amal A posts an interesting question which spells out the difference between the English and Arabic language readers of a news website. I wonder what the 8000 enlightened people who approved the burning of the book would say if they were asked, “Do you support the burning at...

Palestine: It's All in the Kuffiyeh

  14 March 2007

Trent Reznor, lead singer of one of the greatest bands of this generation, Nine Inch Nails, rocks the kuffiyeh (black and white head gear associated with Palestine) in his latest video – “Survivalism”, writes Nadeem at Kabobfest. “Given the fact that he's a well-known/outspoken anti-war activist who's already both hip...

Egypt: Palestinians Kidnap BBC Journalist

  14 March 2007

Egyptian Kangaroo links to an article which says that Palestinians have kidnapped a BBC journalist. “Now how does that help their case , I don't know , what do they gain by doing this , again I don't know,” says Kangaroo.

Israel: Bedouin Open Season?

  10 March 2007

Israeli blogger Desert Peace links to a story about the killing of a Bedouin shepherdess. “It's open season on the Bedouin these days…. either their homes are demolished by the IDF .. or their children are shot for ‘trespassing’,” he writes.

Palestine: A Blogger's Dream Hijacked

  10 March 2007

Palestinian blogger Duried says Izzis's blog has been hijacked by “Zionist Hackers who have obviously felt the righteousness of the cause that Izzi always fought for and the effects that her truthful and touching words have on many.”

Palestine: Israel Uses Children as Human Shields

  10 March 2007

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links keeps us updated with claims, testimonies and a photograph which shows that Israel has used Palestinian children as human shields in its attacks on a Palestinian town.

Bahrain: The Story of a US Deserter

  10 March 2007

Bahrain-based Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to a story detailing the struggle a US soldier, drafted to Iraq, went through before deserting the army and seeking refugee status with his family in Canada.

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