Bethlehem bloggers are closely following “the first local elections in 30 years.” (Photo: Beit Sahour polling station, Bethlehem, courtesy Bethlehem Bloggers.)
Rafahpundits is all over the latest news from local elections in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip.
Music: Tikun Olam has info on the performance of a song jointly written Israeli and Paliestinian music stars.
Podcast: Friendsofaljazeera.org has a podcast interview with Hugh Miles, author of a book about Al Jazeera. They're looking for a volunteer to transcribe the interview.
Hammorabi has some views on what the Iraqi government needs to do if it's serious about squashing the insurgency.
Japundit analyzes the latest deadly train wreck and the “cold-hearted corporate culture that seems to regard its customers like a pile of expendable meat.”
Vantage Point is trying to convince poet Yogesh Dashrath to blog.
Black Looks points us to a new African fair trade e-commerce site. Based in Ghana, they're hoping to “make e-commerce work for Africa.” Check it out.
Jeff Ooi sees evidence that his blog is having an impact on how Malaysia's leaders are discussing national issues.
Singabloodypore shares the inside scoop from AcidFlask, the blogger who was recently forced to take down his site.
Cranial Cavity is highly unimpressed with the Philippine police.
President Bush will visit
Armenia Georgia [oops! Thanks Onnik for the correction.] next week and Blogrel points us to some images of the preparations and speculates that the visit will have a significant impact on the region's future.
Finland for Thought is concerned about the coming iPod tax.
A Venezuelan blog, The Devil's Excrement (what a name) reports admiringly that the Cuban blog Babalu has been banned by Castro's government.
Venezuela News & Views (not a Chavez fan) has an essay on the “chavismo” phenom.