Stories about Palestine from August, 2007
Fayyad from Palestinian blog Kabobfest writes about Abdulla Gul‘s election as Turkey's president. “Ironically, some secular extremists in Turkey, too (have) issue with the fact the Gul’s wife, Hayrunisa, wears a hijab, which is banned from all Turkish public institutions, and (for) some reason terrifies some, especially when Mrs. Gul...
Aussie Dave from Israel discusses the difference between Jewish and Arab refugees in this post.
Palestinian Kabobfest‘s Nimr takes a look at how a popular website reports news on Morocco.
A new Arab-American newspaper has just been launched in the US, reports Will, from Palestinian blog Kabobfest.
Miss South Carolina's response in the Miss USA Pageant to a question on why a fifth of US students couldn't locate their country on the map was the butt of jokes on Middle Eastern blogs today. Here's a quick review of what some bloggers had to say about her ramblings.
The Cutter, who is based in Italy, discusses the situation of Sudanese refugees in Israel – from another perspective – in this post.
From Israel, Aussie Dave writes about he terms as another example of bias in mainstream media in this post.
Issandr El Amrani takes a different look at Palestinian child beggars in Israel.
Just as the heat is cooling from an inter-Arab spat involving Jordanians and Iraqis, we move on to the Syrian blogosphere where bloggers are fanning the flames of a Palestinian-Lebanese virtual stand-off. Read Yazan's Badran round up to learn more.
This week in the Palestinian blogosphere, bloggers tackled serious issues such as the academical boycott of Israel, checkpoints and Edward Said’s mural in San Francisco as well as lighter topics such as a Palestinian swimmer participating in a regional competition in Beit Sahour and other personal stories.
Palestinian Leila Al Haddad discusses life in Gaza in this post.
Jordanian Palestinian Shaden Abdul Rahman discusses e-cheating in this post.
Jerusalem-based Charles Levinson links to a Hamas TV children's programme on cruelty against animals. “The clip ultimately arrives at a rather commendable end with a message about being kind to animals, although one might question the means used to deliver the message,” he notes.
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah links to a video showing how international human rights activists are forming human shields to stop Israeli tanks from entering Nablus.
Palestinian Dr Mona Al Farra links to an article with an interview with her about life in Gaza under siege.
Amal A from Palestine posts a picture of a Saudi make up artist and her models at a Europe show here.
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah celebrates the cartoons of Naji Al Ali, 20 years after his assassination.