This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Palestine Now

Via The Black Iris, Naseem Tarawnah blogs the latest news of the first Palestinian movie to ever be nominated for an Oscars right after winning the Golden Globe: Paradise Now. Naseem posted an article about Israeli lobbies against tagging the film again as Palestinian. An interesting chain of comments evolved too.

On the same subject, Haitham Sabbah writes and responds to some Israeli claims and accusations of Palestinian authorities not declaring the formal creation of Palestine yet.

News of the blogosphere…

From Beit-Sahour, Sami Abu-Zuhri, one of Hamas leaders said talks between Hamas and Russia are expected to take place later this month.

From Raising Yousuf:

One year ago this week, 10-year-old Noran Iyad Deeb was shot dead by an Israeli sniper while singing the national anthem and clapping her hands in her UN flagged school in Rafah.

Noran\'s Disk

A memorial to Noran, placed by her classmates last year. Photo credit: Raising Yousuf

From Beit-Sahour, four were arrested and taken to an unknown destination by Israeli soldiers at a permanent checkpoint and gate located at the western entrance of Al Fawwar, Al-Khalil (Hebron). In Beit Awwa village, west of Al-Khalil, hundreds were detained and five children were injured in Doura and Bani Neim by Israeli soldiers.

The church of England has voted for divesting its shares of £2.2 million from bulldozer manufacturer Caterpillar, says Ohoud of Arabesque Rhabsody refering to the news as being great and clearly announces Caterpillar a Caterkillar

What we talk about…

FADI of KABOBfest blogs a report by Israeli journalist Amira Hass in which she says the Israeli has completed the process cutting the eastern sector of the West Bank from the remaider of it during the “disengagement” from Gaza Strip. That part constitutes nearly one-third of the entire land.

Shaden of Sugar Cubes and Dave of are outraged by the Israeli-American collaborative work to build “Museum of Tolerance” over an ancient Muslim cemetery in Al-Quds (Jerusalem).

writes about CNN's irresponsible reporting. She says that Mark Lavie from AP reported that more than eight hundered Palestinian prisoners:

have been “pacified” in Ketziot prison because they get to watch CNN, a Jordanian channel and some Israeli stations.

Ketziot prison's policy has been set to ensure that prisoners “will not cause trouble and organize terror attacks from inside the prison”.

Haitham Sabbah says that the Israel News Agency decided to hijack Google to prevent:

Islam terrorist groups news Websites (as they claim) from reaching top positions in Google as a part of an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) contest.

From KABOBfest, Lee Kaplan, a zionist gone wild and launched a Website to:

launch his oft-fabricated accounts of PSM events and activists

The little things that matter…

From Sabbah's Blog, starting Mrach 1st a new Website called FriendWise will be indexing blogs in Palestine. FriendWise is a social networking community site which aims at staying a head of other newly coming out Websites like


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