Ima on the Bima posted this week’s Haveil Havalim “Catchy Title Goes Here” – a great collection of blog posts written over the past week. Thanks Phyllis and shavuah tov to all.
Michael Oren has a new book coming out soon,
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present (W. W. Norton & Company, January 15, 2007) “The first comprehensive history of America’s military, political, and intellectual involvement
in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush.
Oren’s website has summaries, comments of reviewers and more. Go and check it out.
I got my hands on an advance copy of Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present, historian and Shalem Center senior researcher Michael Oren’s new book, and I have to tell you, it is great. The research will boggle your mind, and it is just so interesting that you have a jaw dropping experience every paragraph or two.
I’ve pre-ordered at Amazon and I look forward to getting a copy.
David Lisboa has an interesting blog on the war – Israel-Hezbollah Blog, writing from Haifa. He posts include numbers of katushas fallen and deep, critical analysis of the situation, reality and getting out of this mess.
Yesterday, a post titled The Accidental War concluded with these words,
What is needed now is a way for both sides to climb down. Israel must get its soldiers back, Hizbullah’s departure from the border area and an undertaking that Hizbullah will not attack again. The Lebanese army or a neutral force should then man the border. Hizbullah needs to be given a way to consent to these changes without losing face. Squaring this will take time, ingenuity and the full engagement of the United States. It will not bring peace to the Middle East but it might silence a dangerous new front. America should start its work at once.
Read, comment and discuss.
May the Holy One bring all – Jew, Muslim, Christian, Druze – to peace and safety.
[Hat tip to Israelity.]
What is the reaction of an average Israeli to what is happnening in Israel? Take a look at a video posted on Current for an answer and for the recording of an experience you won’t soon forget. The piece is called “Dodging Katyushas” Thanks to If You Will it for the original link.
May peace, security and saftey come soon,
With prayers for all terrorized
Some of the blogs mentioned are:
Lebanese Bloggers Forum Lebanese Political Journal
Read the lengthy back and forth in Hebrew and Arabic called Hello Lebanon, Hello Isarel.
Eyal Niv writes in Haaretz about conversations he had with some Lebanese over coffee.Please suggest some more.
Hakol b’moado – everything in its time.
I’m finally feeling ready to blog a bit on this current war. I am saddned in so many ways – that Hizbollah/Iran decided to attack Israel, killing & capturing soldiers and instigating a war – that so many people are being hurt on both sides and that the effects continue to ripple outward. People are spending time in bunkers, away from their schools, jobs and projects, friends and (for many) the little things that make life enjoyable.
I’ve been reading, following and learning about this war mostly on the internet and largely through blogs. Blogs seem to be a factor for many following this war – their authors are on CNN, MSNBC, Fox and the BBC (just to name some). Haaretz has an entire article on blogging the war.
Many have been talking about the Lebanese bloggers. I look forward to reading some of their blogs. I’m open and looking for suggestions.
Well, time to get back to work.
Oy. More soldiers killed and captured. More families in pain, worry and heartache. My prayers go to the Holy One for the soldiers killed & captured, their families and for the soldiers who are looking for them.
Sent with prayers, hope and care/concern for the family of Israel.
Take a look at this enjoyable, well written Israeli blog – Frothing at the mouth about politics, idea and culture.