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.