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· February, 2008

Stories about Palestine from February, 2008

Yemen: Gaza, My Grandmother and Candles

Yemeni blogger Maysaa Shuja has written a profoundly thoughtful post about candles, electricity, and the possible introduction of nuclear energy to her native country - a country which cannot supply...

Israel: Palestine and Kosovo

One Jerusalem from Israel, discusses Kosovo's independence from Serbia in this post, as well as its implications on Palestine.

Palestine in the Aftermath of Kosovo

Diana, from Kabobfest, discusses Palestinian politics, following the declaration of Kosovo as an independent state.

Middle East: Wishing Kosovo all the Best!

Bloggers and some politicians in the Middle East were quick to draw parallels between Kosovo's independence from Serbia and the Palestine Question. Following the news from the Balkans, here's a...

Kosovo: Views from the Russophone Blogosphere

According to the Yandex Blogs portal, over 3,700 posts on Kosovo independence have appeared in the Russian-language blogosphere in the past three days. Some of these posts have received dozens,...

Palestine: Internet is Racist

“So, someone sets up a blog about things white people like one month ago, and already it is getting more hits than our blog, which is basically about what Arabs...

Palestine: Oldest Woman Alive

Kabobfest draws our attention to the oldest woman alive – a Palestinian woman, born in 1888, who lives in Israel.

Lebanon: Queen Rania and Palestinians

“Finally. The queen of Jordan finally commented on the regular Israeli killing of Palestinians. She urged Palestinians to avoid…reckless driving,” writes Lebanese commentator Asad Abu Khalil.

Palestine: Celebrating Valentine's Day

The meanings of Valentine's Day, like love, are multi-faceted. This year had the Palestinian blogosphere thinking about making creative connections, communicating across borders and boundaries, meaningful expressions of love and...

Egypt: On Winning the African cup of Nation, Ghana 2008

Ask any Egyptian, he’d tell you that last Sunday night, February the 10th, wasn’t like any night.. a night like “thousand nights”.. Egypt won the African Cup of Nations in...

Israel: Cyber-Activists Promote Sderot

While it may not be the number one topic of conversation on the government's agenda, Israeli bloggers and netizens just can't seem to stop talking about the situation in Sderot....

Israel: Two Sderot Kids Severely Injured by Hamas Missiles

Every day the Hebrew blog portal Israblog hosts a discussion on a new topic, called the hot topic. This encourages bloggers to take part in the conversation around a specific...

Palestine Blogs Golden Seals

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah has designed and launched the Palestinian blogs Golden Seal.

Egypt: Twitter Messages from Gaza

Nora Younis from Egypt writes about her visit to Gaza and shares her Twitter messages in this post.

Costa Rica: Diplomatic Relations with Palestine

Juan Carlos Hidalgo applauds the decision by the Costa Rican government to extend and establish diplomatic relations [es] with the Palestine Authority.

Israel: One Wall Down, a New Reality in the Middle East

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians poured into the Egyptian side of Rafah as the wall on the Egypt-Gaza border was brought down by Hamas over a week ago. Egyptian attempts...

Palestine: Rousing Speech

Leila Abu Saba posts a statement by Israeli activist, Shulamit Aloni, read at the Saturday Gaza protest, which she described as a rousing speech.

Palestine: Snow Pictures

Anne P. posts snow pictures from Palestine in this post.

MENA: Let it Snow ..

After a lull in the weather, it's back to cold and snow in some parts of the Middle East and North Africa. This time, bloggers were better equipped and had...

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