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· May, 2009

Stories about Palestine from May, 2009

Palestine: Report On Use Of Depleted Uranium In Gaza

Moments of Gaza links to a report claiming to have evidence that depleted uranium was used in the Israeli attacks on Gaza earlier this year.

Egypt: Cairo Refugee Film Festival

Integrating refugees in society is the aim of a film festival with a difference. Marwa Rakha learns about the Cairo Refugee Film Festival, being held from June 16 to 20...

Lebanon: Palestinians In Exile

Palestinian blogger Laila El-Haddad publishes some images of Wavel Camp, a Palestinian refugee camp in Baalbek, Lebanon.

Palestine: The Situation In Gaza Deteriorates

In Gaza, Lebanese activist Natalie Abou Shakra describes what the current situation is.

Palestine: Israeli Armed Police Disrupt Literature Festival

The Palestine Festival of Literature is a traveling cultural roadshow touring across the West Bank, in Palestine, from May 23 to 28. The aim is to take literary activities to...

Palestine: Palestinian Christians Want Freedom Too

Fadi Abu Sada, a Palestinian Christian, hopes that the Pope's recent visit to the Holy Land will help Christians worldwide understand that Palestinian Christians suffer from the same occupation that...

Palestine: Art From Rubble

Adham Khalil writes about Shireen Shamia, an art teacher in the Gaza Strip, who has made art from the rubble of her house.

Palestine: Remembering Al Nakba

Arab-American joint blog KABOBfest marks the 61st anniversary of the creation of Israel, commonly referred to as Al Nakba (catastrophe), saying: “Israel's foundation meant the dispossession of hundreds of thousands...

Palestine: Family Fun?

In the West Bank, Samuel Nichols notes: “Parents taking a Friday afternoon walk carrying their newborn is cute. Parents taking a Friday afternoon walk carrying their newborn (with an M-16...

Jordan: The Pope's Visit to the Middle East

Jordanian Ali Dahmash assesses the Pope's visit to the Middle East in this post.

Israel: Eurovision Peace Duo Push for Another Way

Can music help bring us closer together? Noa and Mira Awad hope their message from the Eurovision Song Contest reaches far and wide. Gilad Lotan updates us about the journey...

MENA: Does Swine Flu Spread from Touching Pigs?

More than 14 centuries after Islam prohibited the consumption of pork, pigs are once again making headlines across the Arab world - this time in the form of tweets. Here's...

Palestine/Canada: On Arabs Abroad

“Why Arabs abroad feel obligated that they MUST know everyone in their city? Even Arabs in nearby cities? Who they are/were friends with? Where they buy their shoes from?” rants...

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