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· February, 2009

Stories about Palestine from February, 2009

Palestine: Obama on Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

Here's American Palestinian KABOBfest‘s take on Helen Thomas‘ question at Barack Obama's Press conference on Monday: “Do you know of any country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons?”

Egypt: More activists and bloggers arrested

Two more Egyptian bloggers and activists have been detained by authorities, sparking calls and campaigns by bloggers and human rights activists for their release, in the latest series of arrests...

Egypt: Time to lift the Gaza blockade

Rantings of a Sandmonkey, from Egypt, says its time to lift the Gaza blockade and explains his reasons here.

Palestine: Shoe thrown at Israel's ambassador to Sweden

Palestinian Laila El Haddad links to a video and story showing protesters throwing a shoe at Israel's Ambassador to Sweden Benny Dagan, during a talk at Stockholm University.

Syria: Israel arrests and deports aid workers

Syria News Wire reports that a group of Syrian and Lebanese aid workers have been arrested and deported from Israel.

Global: On Erdogan's Walkout

Earlier this week, Global Voices Turkey author Deborah Ann Dilley detailed the events of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during which Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan stormed off...

Egypt: Bloggers for Terrorism

Egyptian bloggers are posting their own photographs, posing with fake guns and pistols, on their blogs and Facebook groups as part of a new gimmick to draw attention to the...

Egypt: Erdoğan, Leader of the World

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip has new fans across the Arab world, notably in Egypt where one blogger went on to describe him as the “leader of the world.” Another...

Israel: Hamas Raids UN Aid in Gaza

Justin wonders why this story, on the United Nations accusing Hamas police in Gaza Strip of seizing thousands of blankets and food parcels meant for needy residents, is not displayed...

Libya: Lessons of a Dying Cat

From Libya, From the Rock mourns the death of her cat in this post.

Palestine: BBC Rally in Gaza

Moments in Gaza reports about a rally in Gaza against the BBC. “So … people are homeless, hungry and in hospitals all around Gaza. Asking for humanitarian help for them...

Israel: Dealing with the Aftermath of Operation Cast Lead

After Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire and pulled out of Gaza, the fire is far from stopping. As Hamas is expected to accept the Egyptian negotiated terms for the year-long...

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