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· September, 2008

Stories about Palestine from September, 2008

Palestine: Why Arabs Performed Badly at the Olympics

Palestinian Rantings of an Arab Chick links to an op-ed on why Arabs performed badly at the Olympics – and at other things.

Palestine: Retaining a sense of humanity in Gaza

As the situation in Gaza deteriorates from one day to the next, many are struggling not only with the enormous difficulties of daily life, but with the change in values...

Palestine: Ramallah bling

In the West Bank, Alajnabiya describes shopping for her daughter's wedding: “The problem is that I like looking at this stuff, but I really want to buy it and hang...

Palestine: Prejudice in the USA

Palestinian blogger Laila El-Haddad has had an unpleasant encounter with a man in Virginia: “Free Palestine? Palestine's already free!!” he raged, gesturing to a bumper sticker on the back of...

Arabeyes: Daily life during Ramadan

In this post we look at different experiences of everyday life across the Arab world during Ramadan. We hear how Palestinians are coping in Gaza, how an Italian deals with...

The Middle East Remembers 9/11

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the US, a pivotal day in history and a day which brought about so much heartbreak and destruction not...

Jerusalem: Varieties of headwear

Vika in Jerusalem describes the different form of head covering she sees around the city, including the kippah, shtreimel, taqiyah, keffiyah, and niqab.

Palestine: The siege of Gaza was broken – and then?

On August 23, two boats carrying international activists broke the siege of Gaza by landing in Gaza's harbour. The boats have since left again, leaving some of the activists behind,...

Palestine: The Excellence of Iranian Universities

Palestinian Random Consistent Ideas links to an article on the excellence of Iranian universities. “The question that begs itself is: how can they do it? The article's explanation is rather...

Chrome Welcomed with Accolades and Controversy in the Middle East

On Tuesday, Google joined the browser game by launching its very own browser, Chrome, to positive accolades and a bit of controversy. The free browser, which is currently only available...

Palestine: No Student Associations

Rebellious Arab Girl explains her dislike for student associations in a humorous account of her involvement in an Arab student group.

Palestine: Ramadan Mubarak

Originally from Gaza, Palestinian Alaa Annan, who is now based in Belgium, wishes his readers a blessed Ramadan [Ar] with this drawing.

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