Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Different news sources

I am going to check out the following resources aside from the blogs I recommended in yesterday's post;

Haaretz - Israeli newspaper
The Daily Star - an english language Lebanese newspaper
Some other browsings;
The Guardian - British newspaper
Der Spiegel - German magazine, has an online english site

I have issued a few invitations to bloggers to join the Blogger Round Table for discourse of the current Middle East situation. As you can tell under the blog's heading, I had intended to do so from the very beginning. But.. was not very successful. Now I am more blog savvy and more confident and know what I want. I want to have a neutral place for people to talk openly for the sake of getting a clearer picture of 'the other' or an other point of view. As soon as I have a few bloggers on board, the real intent of the blog will commence. Cross your fingers, wish me luck.


Blogger Granny said...

I'm paying attention. Good luck.

11:18 PM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

Don't forget Ynetnews.com, the english language website of the most popular newspaper in Israel, Yediot Ahronot.

And if you want the disgusting Israeli hawk perspective, you could always try the Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com).

Good luck!

6:36 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Granny, thanks! I hope to email a few more people today and the main thing is that I hope people will at least email back a reply! You never know.. but.. it all of the sudden dawned on me that I had wanted to do this in the first place but with the lack of response decided to 'just post' and work on my blogging skills. Before I knew it, I was hooked!
Heathlander (and how could I ever confuse you with the Heath ledger guy, you're so much better ahm.. informed? lol) , thanks for the links, I will check them out, even the JP one. It gets to me too when people are very hawkish no matter what side, but it is still good to hear what they have to say and listen for what's underneath all that, filtering the negative talk. That's why I cannot stand OReilly, too much of a baffoon interrupting people with all his self righteous yak.. wish he would write instead!

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

:) I don't know, I wouldn't mind being a famous actor for a while...

1:18 PM  
Anonymous sunrunner said...

Great Idea Ingrid, it will be interesting to see how it develops!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Heathlander, just for one day you will!
Sunrunner, welcome! I am making a bit of progress, not in the least because of Jonathan, who you've seen commenting on Mahmoud's blog. I hesitate to ask him to join us as his father passed away recently and he's already getting enough 'flak' for his own posts. I would really like to though, he's a smart person who is capable of introspection so.. perhaps someone else could suggest it to him??(hint hint!)
btw.. do you have any suggestions of people to approach? it sounds like you still have real connections within the region..

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey what a great site keep up the work its excellent.

4:11 AM  

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