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· August, 2009

Stories about Palestine from August, 2009

29 August 2009

Palestine: Waiting for the Iftar Cannon in Gaza

The war on Gaza has made many traditions a distant memory. Palestinian blogger Hazem [ar] laments the end of a Ramadan ritual, which his grandfather remembers and which is no...

25 August 2009

Palestine: Qatayef, A Special Ramadan Dessert

During Ramadan one of the special dishes enjoyed throughout the Arab world is qatayef, small pancakes stuffed with various sweet fillings. One blogger in Gaza has watched them being made,...

24 August 2009

Global: Ramadan Mubarak

With the advent of Ramadan around the globe this weekend, Muslim and non-Muslim bloggers everywhere are wishing each other Ramadan mubarak (or "blessed Ramadan").

World: Reactions to the Release of the “Lockerbie bomber”

A huge debate is brewing in both the mainstream media and the blogosphere regarding the release of the only man ever convicted over the bombing of Pam Am flight 103,...

20 August 2009

Palestine: Gaza's Culture Of Resistance

The first feature film produced by Hamas had its premiere in Gaza on August 1, part of an attempt by the movement to win support through cultural initiatives, building a...

13 August 2009

Palestine: Reactions to Launch of Google.ps

Google is adding the domain google.ps to its line up of sites offering localized search. The new Google domain is intended to work in the West Bank and Gaza, where...

Palestine: Gaza War Cemetery

9 August 2009

Palestine: Remembering Shafiq Al Hout

On 2 August, founder member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Shafiq Al Hout died. Al Hout helped found the PLO in 1964, was appointed PLO representative in Lebanon, and...

5 August 2009

Israel, Palestine: Free Virtual Computer Conquers Wall

A new Israeli-Palestinian Internet start-up called G.ho.st is taking on Microsoft and Google in the competition to develop a “cloud computing” operating system that allows people to access all their...

1 August 2009

Palestine: School Graduation In Gaza

The tawjihi is the general secondary examination in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan, and it determines a student's choice of university and major. This year the exams were held...

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