· April, 2007

Stories about Palestine from April, 2007

Arabeyes: On Selling a Palestinian Kidney and Changing the Israeli Flag

  30 April 2007

Do you want to know why a Palestinian wants to sell his kidney, or what had happened to the bicycle of a Lebanese blogger on September 10, 2001? What is more difficult: returning home after living abroad for five years or demanding that Israel changes its flag just as the Kurds want to change the Iraqi flag? And last but not least: why does Ala'a Abdulfattah - the Godfather of Egyptian bloggers - say he isn't and was never a blogger? To know more, read on.

Israel: Controversarial Articles

  28 April 2007

Israeli blogger Desert Peace discusses the controversy which surrounded articles he had posted on a peace solution for the Israeli-Palestinian stand-off.

Arabeyes: Palestinian Jordanian Anyone?

  26 April 2007

Jordanian blogger Hareega is furious that people avoid discussing racism in his society. He is particularly angry about the discrimination Jordanians of Palestinian origin go through in a country he claims they have helped build and project to the level it is today. يبدو أن الناس بشكل عام تتفادى الخوض...

Israel: Keeping Faith

  25 April 2007

Jerusalem-based blogger Desert Peace spent Israel's National Day in an Arab village in Northern Israel where he met a man who has still not lost his faith in God. “I sat on the veranda just observing the goings on. It was not just any day, it was Israel's Independence Day…...

Palestine: Who is Azmi Bishara?

  25 April 2007

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah sheds light on Palestinian-Israeli Azmi Bishara – the Head of the National Democratic Assembly political party in Israel, a Christian Palestinian and a citizen of Israel who USED to represents Israel’s Palestinian minority in the Knesset until few days ago.

Arabeyes: What Makes a Good Blog and a Good Doctor?

  24 April 2007

From discussing what makes a good blog and who is a good doctor, we move to see the reaction of a father whose son is used as a human shield and why a blogger refuses to reply to comments on his blog while he is on holiday as we skim blogs from Tunisia to Kuwait this week.

Egypt: Rare Visit

  24 April 2007

Egyptian blogger egYptianist posts a rare find in an Egyptian newspaper, dating back to 1913, which reads: “Egyptian Delta Railways Ltd. Helwan Line. Visit to the Israelite Cemetery. We are honored to announce to the public that concerning the visit to the Israelite Cemetery in Bassatine on Friday, October 13,...

Arabeyes: Thoughts on the Virginia Tech Massacre

  19 April 2007

For Algerian student Nouri, who studies in the US, the shooting at Virginia Tech is too close to home for comfort. He links to the above photograph, from the Washington Post, which features one of his acquaintances, who goes to school there. “The brown fellow to the right, just above...

Palestinian Captures Virginia Tech Shooting on Cell Phone

  17 April 2007

Blogger Rima Abdelkader reports that a Palestinian student captured the massacre that took place at Virginia Tech “One Virginia Tech student became a citizen journalist today by capturing some of the shooting through his cell phone. With a Nokia N70 camera phone in hand and a lot of courage, Virginia...

Israel: Gaza Predictions

  8 April 2007

Based off of recent statements from Abbas, Aliyah advises: “Palestinians should also hold onto their hats –and find some basements to hide out in –because I’d wager that the gun battles and assassination attempts going on in Gaza without cease already between Fatah and Hamas, clan against clan, will also...

Palestine: Historical Comparisons on the Right of Return

  8 April 2007

Oranges and Olives poses some questions for Zionists who say that the Palestinians should assimilate out of the refugee camps: “But let us take a look at the issue from a different point of view: Didn't the Jews maintain their national aspiration for a return to the holy land? Did...

Lebanon: Bombings in Saida

  7 April 2007

Bahraini blogger bint battuta shares with us the news about a friend and her family being bombed by an Israeli warship off the coast of Saida.

Palestine: Religion of Peace Website

  5 April 2007

Palestinian blog Oranges and Olives notes the hypocrisy of the website Islam the Religion of Peace: “It is supposed to be a sarcastic name, based on the origin of the word Islam. The website has the most despicable news analysis, and op-eds which should all direct you to one conclusion,...

Jordan: Perceived Anti-Semitism

  5 April 2007

Jordanian blogger The Black Iris of Jordan points out how using the term “Jew” can feel like it is Anti-Semitic; as well as words like Judaism and Israel. “It is the strangest feeling but it’s like there is an anti-Semitic radar in my head that starts to beep wildly whenever...