Saturday, December 02, 2006

Reading Material

Oooh-kay, so it's been awhile since my last post - what can I say, I've been swamped with work and travel. I've been storing up some good post ideas, however.

For now I'd like to recommend you check out Laila el-Haddad's blog Raising Yousuf. She's a fairly well-known Palestinian journalist who has been trying to return home with her family via the (perpetually closed) Gaza-Egypt border crossing for the past few weeks and has been blogging about the ordeal. She's a compelling writer and her postings put flesh on the concept of collective punishment felt by ordinary Palestinians. Her blogging has prompted at least one response from an Israeli writer critical of her opinion. Blogging as bleeding edge journalism - and interesting reading on both sides.


Anonymous said...

After reading this post and related links I am quite disheartened. I like to think that hope springs eternal, but I am beginning to wonder. To all who believe in blind faith please look at this link:
This little monkey prays to God that we actuall can make it through!!

t said...

It is indeed disheartening, but apparently, Laila made it home to Gaza finally, which must be a relief for her and her family.

Her story also got some coverage from the Israeli journalist Gideon Levy writing in Ha'aretz.