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August 14, 2007

For Your Perusal

Filed under: Uncategorized — lisoosh @ 9:45 am

Off to the beach with the kids today, but I have included links to a couple of really great posts if anyone stops by and wants a good read.

Firstly, The Artist Formerly Known as Purple Parrot, (PP) has just returned from a “Fun Day” with her Palestinian office mates in the North of Israel. This is just about the funniest post I have read in a while as PP has a certain wry sense of humour to say the least:

Then a boat full of 16 year-old American girls drifts past, getting stuck in the riverbank trees until my Old City-dwelling colleague masterfully sets them free. “Ohmigod, Israeli guys are like, SO. HOT.” says one of them, gazing at his Palestinian back adoringly as we sail away

Read the rest here.

Also recommended are a couple of posts by Leah at Jerusalem Gypsy. Leah is a Jewish woman, once Orthodox who lives in the “Settlement” of Maale Adumim and who spends a great deal of time working in interfaith groups. Here last two posts detail a trip to the Arab town of Beit Hanina and a hike to Walaja (Jerusalem environs) with a group that includes the residents of some refugee camps in the West Bank. An interesting read.

Lisa Goldman has just posted the article she has written for Time Out Tel Aviv about her recent visit to Beirut. Currently in Hebrew, she promises the English version shortly.

The rest of Journalism and Lebanon will be posted in the next couple of days.



  1. The English version of Lisa’s article is just fabulous. I can’t think of when I have read such a solid, informative contribution to journalism. The photos are wonderful, but I can’t help but wonder what other delights might have been added had she had The Noorster with her. Now THAT would have been something incredible!!

    Dan C.

    Comment by Sage — August 15, 2007 @ 4:38 am

  2. Ah, bless you! And thanks for the other links as well… have fun at the beach.

    Comment by PP — August 15, 2007 @ 7:29 am

  3. Dan – I agree, Lisa did an amazing job, and I think she got the tone exactly right, by showing her personal perspective.

    PP- It really was a fabulous post, I cracked up laughing, and your stereotypes are spot on.

    Comment by lisoosh — August 15, 2007 @ 5:55 pm

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