Stories about Palestine from December, 2007
Israel: Journalists Face Possible Jail Time for Visits to Enemy States
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.
Palestine: Christmas and the Occupation
Mohammad from Kabobfest sheds light on Christmas in a Holy Land under occupation.
Syria: Palestinian ‘Cycle of Violence’
Syrian blogger Yaman discusses the ‘cycle of violence’ in Palestine.
Saudi Fatwa Against the US Dollar
Window into Palestine comments on a new Saudi fatwa (religious edict) on the US dollar. Click here to read about it.
Palestine: Donkeys for Transportation
“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.
Palestinian American Journalist Aziz Shihab RIP
Leila Abu Saba pays tribute to Arab American journalist Aziz Shihab, originally from Palestine, who died in Texas.
Israel: Interfaith Hanukkah Party
Jerusalem Gypsy, from Israel, holds an interfaith Hanukkah party – with Muslims and Jews.
Arabeyes: Celebrating Eid Al Adha
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.
Egypt: Lesbian Film
“(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...
Palestine: Brass Crescent Award Winners
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah announces the winners of the Fourth Annual Brass Crescent Awards.
Lebanon: Who Killed Francois Hajj and Why?
Lebanon grabs the international headlines again, with another assassination. Who was killed and why? Who is blaming whom and what have the region's bloggers got to say.
Palestine: Will the Real Muslim Americans Please Stand Up
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah uncovers the story behind a video featuring Christian Americans of Arab origins and portraying them as Muslims.
Israel: Rockets Hit Sderot, Flame the Israeli Blogosphere
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.
Palestine: Starving People
Wondering why many people are starving? Palestinian Haitham Sabbah has photos as proof.
Palestine: Gaza Update
Kabobfest‘s Will reports on more bloodshed in Gaza, Palestine.
Travelling through Palestine and Israel
Ray Hanania takes you on a voyage to Palestine and Israel and shares his thoughts on peace and normalisation of relations here.
Palestine: Gaza Calling
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah posts a video clip showing the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza here.
Palestine: Different Hanukkah
“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.
Israel: Land Without a People
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.
Palestine: One State Solution?
Who is afraid of the one-state solution in the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, asks Palestinian blogger Leila Haddad. For her answer, click here.
Palestine in Pictures
Marcy Newman was in Palestine and here are her photographs from the trip.