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· April, 2008

Stories about Palestine from April, 2008

What's Carter Doing in the Middle East?

Former US President Jimmy Carter just concluded talks with Palestinian Hamas leaders in Cairo, Egypt. First, it was the turn of the US Presidential elections to snub the visit. Now,...

Lebanon: Media reporting on Gaza

“So now the headline is that there is ‘unrest’ in the Gaza strip. Last week, I felt unrestful: I didn't know whether to take chicken taouk or shwarma – but...

AIDS – A Taboo in the Arab World

AIDS, the deadly acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is a taboo word in the Arab world. But the scary word has managed to crop up in many blog posts this week...

Palestine: International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners

Body on the Line marks the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners with this post.

Bahrain: Jews Remember Al Nakba

Bint Battuta in Bahrain links to Palestine Remembered and No Time to Celebrate – Jews Remember Al Nakba (Catastrophe), which draw attention to the plight of Palestinians since the establishment...

Israel: Teenage Girls Usage of Mobile Phones for Dating

Playing with fire? That is what some Palestinian teenage girls do when they accept mobile phones from boyfriends, and have to hide them away from their parents and families, according...

Syria: 60 years after Deir Yasin

“As Israel prepares to celebrate its sixtieth anniversary, and as Palestinians reach sixty years of dispossession, we must honor the memory of those who perished in the savage butchery that...

Syria: Carter meeting Mashaal

Joshua Landis brings us media reports about a planned meeting between former US president Jimmy Carter and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, in Damascus, during Carter's Middle East tour later this...

Palestine: Where are the Refugee Camps?

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah‘s happiness was short-lived when he discovered that the UNHCR's new Google Map which draws attention to refugee camps around the world has omitted 27 Palestinian camps, housing...

Palestine: Deir Yassin, Commemorated 60 Times Over

April 9 marked the massacre of Deir Yassin, where an estimated 100 Palestinians were killed in the early morning hours, by commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and...

Palestine: Daily Kos to Visit Israel

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah comments on the Daily Kos‘ anticipated visit to Israel in this post.

Palestine: Rice's Visit ‘Disingenuous’

“As prospects of true peace in Palestine look as bleak as ever, mainly because of Israeli intransigence and American complicity with the Zionist state, peace-loving people in the Middle East...

Arabeyes: April Fool's Day

Pranks were in the air across the Arab world this April Fool's Day. Ranging from an Israeli withdrawal from Palestine, to the sale of Mars to Dubai and the construction...

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