Gaza City and the Israeli city of Sderot are separated by just a few kilometres.
A year ago, even while the people of Gaza were living in severe
conditions under Israeli blockade, and Sderot was an ongoing target for
rocket attacks coming out of the Gaza Strip, a blog was started by two
men, one in each place. Since then they have been documenting their
experiences and giving us their perspective on events, including those
of the last week.
Life must go in Gaza and Sderot is joint blog written by “Peace Man” in Gaza and “Hope Man” in Sderot. The two men were introducedby Danny Gal, who works for an NGO dedicated to addressing the effects
of the Middle East conflict, and they have been blogging since January
Marwa Rakha has been providing the Egyptian blogosphere's take on the conflict. Today, in "Egypt: Bloggers on the Fence," she looks at bloggers who have tried to remain unbiased:
Sitting on the fence requires objectivity, tolerance, and integrity.
Mona Eltahawy chose to sit on the fence and Amr Gharbeia asks people to
choose a solution.
it’s too easy to take sides in the Middle East conflict.
Few other parts of the world inspire such passion or leave such little
room for doubt. For many, choosing sides is just an afterthought to
their birthright: If you’re an Arab, go join the Free Palestine
demonstrations; and if you’re Jewish, go join the Save Israel marches.
Don’t forget, you can always throw God into the mix. Lay claim to
your holy sites and you’ll have religiously sanctioned wrath to fuel
Read Global Voices Online's full coverage of the Gaza Strip Bombings here.
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