Deborah Ann Dilley

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

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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.”

Iraq: Throwing Shoes at the President Kurdish-style

  15 December 2008

In response to the recent throwing of shoes at US President Bush by an Iraqi journalist, Kurdish blogger Rasti adds the following suggestion: “If it had been a Kurdish mother launching the shoes, Bush would have easily had one shoe firmly lodged in each nostril at that close distance. When...

Cyprus: Banning Turkish Placenames in GPS Systems

  15 December 2008

The Cyprus government is currently attempting to ban GPS systems that use Turkish place names in the Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus, Homeboy Media News reports: The Ministry of Education and Culture meanwhile has come up with some additional reasoning for the campaign to ban the GPS receivers. In its feedback, the...

Israel: Generational Diaspora Opinion of Israel

  8 November 2008

“I’ve written before of the schizophrenic nature of the Diaspora relationship of Jews to Israel…. The older generation marches to the drummer of past suffering. The newer generation looks for a way past that allows both peoples to live in peace. The question becomes–which pole will dominate?” writes Tikun Olam...

Kuwait: Bikers Blocking the Road

  8 November 2008

“Bikers, Pray to god I’m not appointed the Minister of Interior, you know what the first decree would be? Ban Bikes on Ring Roads and give car drivers the license to run over bikers” writes Forza Kuwait in frustration over bikers in Kuwait making a menace of themselves on the...

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