Stories about Palestine from December, 2007
Three Israeli journalists who visited Lebanon and Syria are facing possible jail time for visiting nations that the government terms “enemy states.” Lisa Goldman, Ron Ben-Yishai, and Tsur Shezaf have been investigated and will spend a maximum of four years in jail if found guilty. Here's the reaction from Israel's English speaking blogs.
Mohammad from Kabobfest sheds light on Christmas in a Holy Land under occupation.
Syrian blogger Yaman discusses the ‘cycle of violence’ in Palestine.
Window into Palestine comments on a new Saudi fatwa (religious edict) on the US dollar. Click here to read about it.
“Gazans seem to be traveling back in time as major shortages in fuel and car parts restore the donkey to the most prevalent form of transportation…..” is a comment by Bea on Tony‘s blog.
Leila Abu Saba pays tribute to Arab American journalist Aziz Shihab, originally from Palestine, who died in Texas.
Jerusalem Gypsy, from Israel, holds an interfaith Hanukkah party – with Muslims and Jews.
Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid Al Adha - which commemorates Ibrahim's (Abraham's) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for Allah (God). It also culminates the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which has this year attracted more than 2 million people. Here's how bloggers from the region marked the occasion.
“(A) new Egyptian film by the director Khaled Yousef has a Lesbian character in it. There is even rumor of a kiss…” writes Amal, from Palestine. “Before anyone gets too excited about the new age of liberalism in Egyptian cinema, the leaks indicate that the lesbian character is an evil...
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah announces the winners of the Fourth Annual Brass Crescent Awards.
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah uncovers the story behind a video featuring Christian Americans of Arab origins and portraying them as Muslims.
The tiny Israeli town of Sderot, minutes away from Gaza, was just hit by 20 Qassam rockets. It's mayor also resigned and bloggers are fuming. Maya Norton brings us the latest reactions from the English speaking Israeli blogs.
Wondering why many people are starving? Palestinian Haitham Sabbah has photos as proof.
Kabobfest‘s Will reports on more bloodshed in Gaza, Palestine.
Ray Hanania takes you on a voyage to Palestine and Israel and shares his thoughts on peace and normalisation of relations here.
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah posts a video clip showing the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza here.
“This year, the celebration of Hanukkah coincides with a slow-motion genocide the legions of Zionism are carrying out against nearly 1.5 million helpless human beings in the Gaza Strip,” notes Palestinian blogger Khaled Amayreh.
One of early Zionism’s slogans that took hold of the imagination of the proponents of a Jewish state was “A land without a people for a people without a land,” writes The Elder of Zion, from Israel.
Who is afraid of the one-state solution in the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, asks Palestinian blogger Leila Haddad. For her answer, click here.
Marcy Newman was in Palestine and here are her photographs from the trip.