· January, 2008

Stories about Palestine from January, 2008

Palestine: Noor's First Rally

  31 January 2008

Palestinian Leila Haddad takes a break from her maternity leave and attends a Gaza rally in the US, with her toddler – Noor – in tow.

Palestine: Stranger at Home

  31 January 2008

Ever felt like a stranger when you returned home for a short holiday? Palestinian Sugar Cubes describes the feeling in this post.

Egypt: Gaza Coverage

  31 January 2008

Egyptian Nora Younis posts some of her coverage of the recent incidents in Gaza here .

Palestine: Qassams, Gas or Hamas?

  28 January 2008

Is it the Qassams, gas or Hamas that brought on the latest crisis in Gaza. Palestinian Haitham Sabbah spells out his thoughts in this post.

Israel: Gaza's Electricity Consumption

  28 January 2008

From Jerusalem, Gideon Lichfield writes about how much electricity Gaza consumes.”Assuming 1.4m people live in Gaza (some say 1.5m), and that its peak wintertime electricity consumption — ie, when Israel isn’t cutting off the fuel — is 250MW (UN figures, though 240MW has also been reported), then that’s 180W per...

Iran:Logos to support Gaza

  25 January 2008

Muslim Bloggers Association has published a couple of logos[Fa] to support Palestinians in Gaza strip.One of logos says:”Gaza is a land of resistance in blood and fire.”

Syria: Palestinian Rights

  24 January 2008

From Syria, Golaniya argues for the right of Palestinians to exist as a people, with a nation. She further reacts to the developments in Gaza: “So the siege is strictly practiced for political reasons and not for security reasons.”

Egypt: Ashamed of Being Egyptian

  24 January 2008

“Right now I’m once more feeling ashamed, ashamed of Egypt’s complicity with the Israelis, ashamed because I know that everytime a human being dies in Gaza, an Egyptian has had a hand in his/her death,” writes Egyptian blogger Eman.

Egypt: Gazans Burst into Egypt

  24 January 2008

“Gazans have the nerve to bust out of the cage that Egypt and Israel keep them locked up in. They'll need to be severely punished for such rudeness…” writes Tom Gara, from Cairo, Egypt.

Syria: Bloggers React to Gaza Blockade

  23 January 2008

As Israel continues its blockade on the strip, humanitarian conditions dip lower and lower. And while the Middle East shivers under the exceptional weather conditions, Gazans find themselves without fuel for heat or electricity. Yazan Badran records the reactions of Syria's bloggers on the unfolding tragedy.

Israel: The Liars of Gaza

  22 January 2008

Smooth Stone, from Israel, writes: “More Muslim mendacity. If children were indeed starving, why are there no photos of their swollen bellies?”

Egypt: Gaza In the Headlines

  22 January 2008

Eman Abd Al Rahman brings us the latest headlines from the Egyptian blogosphere decrying the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza. A four-day blockade has plunged Gaza in darkness, sparking international calls and anger on the Arab street to stop the carnage.

Pitch Black Gaza: Jordanian Bloggers React!

  22 January 2008

As the Israeli onslaught in Gaza continues this week, the death toll continues to climb. With many of the dead being civilians and the European Union labeling the Israeli offensive as 'collective punishment', the situation has not sat well with Jordanian bloggers. Here's what they had to say in the past few days.

Palestine: Gaza Under Seige

  21 January 2008

Bloggers around the region are adding their voices to an international outcry as the Gaza Strip falls into darkness. A four-day Israeli blockade on the strip has led to the closure of the territory's only power station because of the lack of fuel.

Palestine: Dance Prodigy Hopes to Make it Big

  18 January 2008

Every once in a while, you hear about a story that makes you stop in your tracks. One that is so outside the norm, that is seems as if the central figure has been born in the wrong time or place. Maya Norton writes about Palestinian Ayman Safieh's steps towards making it big in the world of classical ballet.

Israel: President Bush Visits Israel

  9 January 2008

American President George W. Bush is arriving in Israel today and for once, English speaking Israelis have little to say. Views fall primarily into two camps: Complaints about the short-term discomfort that high security will cause Jerusalemites in their daily routines, and concern about new rockets launched from Lebanon and ongoing attacks from Gaza hailing Bush's visit.

What is OneVoice?

  8 January 2008

OneVoice, an international movement to seek a peaceful solution to the Middle East crisis, explains its mission statement here.

Palestine: Children Pay the Price

  8 January 2008

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah puts together a slideshow on the suffering of Palestinian children and youth. WARNING: Some images may be disturbing to some viewers.

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