Blogs Roundup

December 18, 2011

The image seen around the world of the Egyptian exposed woman. (Image courtesy of "thealantic.com")
13:11 GMT
An image that could change the way the world views Egypt and the Egyptian army- is the Arab Spring getting a bad name? ; Lebanon's new electoral laws are said to promote sectarianism- Surprise Surprise! ; Sweden paves the way to gender-neutral education; Amman's Friday Market is a source of beautiful photography; Tunisia's Gunnushi shouts libel.
Viral videos are showing extreme cases of violence against protesters.
09:49 GMT
Violence against Egyptian protesters caught on video- and goes viral; What you do if you could return to a liberated Palestine; 13 Ways to help the Syrian Opposition.

December 17, 2011

Allenby Bridge
12:04 GMT
Israelis cross the Jordanian border to make claims for Great Israel or other internal Jerusalem territorial disputes; The threat to America of the 'All American Muslim'; The roadblock for Jewish worshippers in the US; Christmas in the Holy Land; And cupcakes compete!

December 15, 2011

Razan Ghazzawi could be serve three to fifteen years for each charge. (Image courtesy of "972mag.com")
15:00 GMT
The charges against Razan Ghazzawi are finally revealed; The industry of war has caused more damage than good; "Unity, Freedom, Socialism" is no longer the slogan of the hour for Syria; Kuwait puts breaks on Lebanese work Visas; Nasrallah is criticized for his Ashura speech.
Cast members on a panel hosted by TLC.
10:32 GMT
The Florida Family Association's petition against TLC's "All-American Muslim" hits home with some advertisers, who yanked their adverts off the air; One picture maintains anti-Palestinian stereotypes; Legal action against a murderous mom and four minors; Sexism plagues citizenship laws in Lebanon- again; "Loyalists" blast foreign press, instead of facing the truth.

December 14, 2011

Mohamed Bouazizi's mother, Mannoubia Bouazizi, looks on to his memory. (Image courtesy of "ibtimes.com")
14:30 GMT
Marking the Arab Spring's first anniversary, "The Protester" is named Time's Person of the Year for 2011; Your simplified guide to the second phase of the Egyptian elections; One blogger says "no" to neo-conservatism; Who "invented" who, wonders a blogger about Gingrich's comments; What you never knew about the music industry.
Marzouki waves the victory flag. (Image courtesy of "http://ar.electionsmeter.com")
09:56 GMT
Tunisia paves the path to Democracy- again; Women can offer a fresh perspective on fatwa interpretation; Lebanese expatriates are given opportunity to claim citizenship; The topsy-turvy state of Middle Eastern technology.

December 13, 2011

Ethiopian immigrants arrive at Israel's Tel Aviv airport.
20:12 GMT
Flagship newspaper Ha'aretz mysteriously if not shamefully removes article on a hate racist rally in Tel Aviv that calls for 'Blacks' to leave Israel; What crimes can a blogger commit; Dubai airshow captured; Money can't buy prestige for well-endowed Arabian universities; Expression 'without' borders from a Blogging 'Bedoun'.
Stately visit from then President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to Mohamed Bouazizi, who burned himself in protest sparking the 
Arab Spring. This picture was taken before Ben Ali fled to Saudi. (Image courtesy of "womenslens.blogspot.com")
14:51 GMT
The Arab Spring turns 1 today, but has it had results for all Arab countries? ; One Jordanian blogger campaigns that a change in Jordan's public schools is a change for everybody; A Lebanese blogger treads carefully on a very awkward social situation; Jordan causes a stir over a footbridge.

December 12, 2011

Terrorism and Islam being perceived as similar is one of the many misconceptions inflicted on the religion. (Image courtesy of "graphicshunt.com")
12:38 GMT
5 misconceptions on Islam you never knew existed- and why they're all wrong! ; Top 10 American stars to keep on your radar in 2012; Does the Arab Spring spell out change for Arab Islam? ; "Stop stamping money," exclaims one Lebanese blogger.
Immigrants standing by a mosque in Kuwait.
09:47 GMT
One blogger campaigns for the acceptance of the stateless, or 'bidun', in modern Kuwait; In spite of western outcry , the Islamists are considered legitimate; a young medic finds his clarity of mind in blogging; Instagram named "iPhone App of the Year".

December 11, 2011

Tunisian actress Hend Sabry in one of the scenes of the film, "Asmaa". (Image courtesy of "elcinema.com")
13:44 GMT
A review of "Asmaa", an Egyptian film that shows the human face of AIDS in contemporary Egypt; See Tahrir for yourself via dynamic panorama; Israel is threatening to cut the water supply in Gaza; Google's voice search goes Arabic; One health blogger suggests health books as viable Christmas presents.
He's a mean one, Mr. 'Gingrich'. (Image courtesy of "fanpop.com")
11:54 GMT
Newt Gingrich gets the Dr. Seuss treatment; the winners of the first phase of the Egyptian elections listed; the future of Wikileaks analyzed; 10 tips to improve your reading skills; DIY your Christmas gift cards this holiday season.

December 10, 2011

Was 2011 a year of too much bad news? Or is there hope to be found amongst the rapid change and possible progress made that makes 'good news'?
10:16 GMT
Amongst all the bad news are a few gems of good news, and 2011 can deliver both good and bad it turns out; When food gets politically destructive; Simplifying the still alien Twitter; Digital Arab Women's Rights; And Palestine's Speed Sisters are Road-Runners!

December 8, 2011

The Palestinians First Intifada emphasized peaceful protest, much like today's Arab revolutions.
14:33 GMT
In remembrance, we look back on the First Intifada from today's protesting times; Al-Assad is not a "crazy person" in interview; The Guardian goes Arabic; Oath to Zionism is deemed unacceptable; How about a New Month resolution instead?