Your Birthday is our Catastrophe; Broadening the Israel @ 60 Story


May 15th is Blog for Palestine Day. 20,000 protesters in Nazareth were met with tear gas a couple days ago. If you missed these stories, or if you’d just like to broaden your perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this is a good time to check out a partnership highlighting Middle East news between three terrific non-profits: Global Voices, LinkTV, and (Full disclosure, I have friends in all three organizations.) The first two focus on highlighting new sources of news of the world, NewsTrust helps discover high-quality journalism on all topics. If you have only four and a half minutes to spare, start with Jamal Dajani’s Mosiac Intelligencer Report: Your Independence is our Nakba. But it’s worth diving in to the materials on all three sites, and encouraging any journalists you know covering the story to do the same.

Tags: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Global Voices, LinkTV,, nonprofit journalism

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  1. Palestine - advancing on virtual territory « burning bridge

    May 15, 2008 @ 11:52 am


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  2. Suzie

    May 16, 2008 @ 2:32 pm


    Where’s the blog about the rockets falling on Israel everyday, killing and maiming innocent people? Why isn’t this posted?

    Shalom, Salaam, Peace.

  3. Persephone Miel

    May 16, 2008 @ 2:55 pm


    Dear Suzie,

    Here’s one, from Global Voices, that I found at the top of the newstrust Independent Media list:

    I urge you to log in to and add good articles or blog postings that they’re missing.



  4. Suzie

    May 16, 2008 @ 4:07 pm


    Thanks Persephone. I hope next time the Israeli side will be spread through the Berkman Buzz.

    Shalom, Salaam, Peace.