Deborah Ann Dilley · December, 2008

Occasionally authoring articles for the Turkish and Kurdish blogosphere coverage on Global Voices.

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Latest posts by Deborah Ann Dilley from December, 2008

Israel: Israeli Bloggers React to Gaza

  29 December 2008

"Last night as I watched the various international news outlets, I was dismayed to see them relating to the rising death toll in Gaza as if Israel had indiscriminately mowed down a huge swath of unsuspecting innocents," writes Treppenwitz in reaction to the Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. His reaction is a common one among Israeli bloggers, one where these actions are a justified reaction to a situation that has been unbearable for too long.

Israel: Preparing for War

  29 December 2008

On December 27, after tensions increased after the ending of a six-month cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Israeli defense forces began airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. Reactions from the Israeli blogosphere have been supportive of the current military action and preliminary blog posts show that Israelis are gearing up for...

Turkey: An Online Apology to Armenia Campaign

  22 December 2008

According to Istanbul Calling, a new online campaign allowing Turks “to sign onto an apology for the “great catastrophe” that the Armenians suffered during World War I” has been launched by Turkish academics and intellectuals. “The apology, now signed by more than 15,000, studiously avoids the “G” word, but it...

Israel: Hanging up on a five-year old

  16 December 2008

Treppenwitz writes about hanging up on his five-year in order to teach him a lesson on conversation: “So yes, if you're wondering what kind of a monster hangs up on a five year old… it's the kind of monster who loves his kid enough to teach him how to be...

Israel: Chrismukkah

  15 December 2008

Jewlicious comments on the new interfaith phenomena of Chrismukkah (a combination of Christmas and Hanukkah) that “is supposed to be a warm event that celebrates tolerance and diversity, but all to often, multi-faith marriages leave the children confused or annoyed and what is meant to inspire diversity ends up inspiring...

Bahrain: A Near Death Experience

  15 December 2008

“When I felt sand splatter on me I remember thinking that this was more serious than just a tip to the side. This was it. I was gone. I was going to go. I was definitely dying. Wasn't there something I was meant to say before dying?” writes Evil Odd...

North Africa: Regarding the Shoe Tossing

  15 December 2008

The Moor Next Door deconstructs the cultural implications of having a pair of shoes thrown at you: “In either case, the insult is obvious: Few people of any culture would take having a loafer or sneaker thrown at them as an expression of endearment.”

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