Friday, 18 August 2006

Gleanings from the blogosphere, Aug. 18

Callimachus at Done With Mirrors looks back.
Back at the beginning, between 1945 and 1952, when the new world was new and unsettled, the Soviet Union was Israel's friend and the Americans were allied with the aspirations of the Arabs and opposed to the fading colonial power of Britain.

Hard to believe, eh? European leftists and socialist Israel on one side, Arabs and Americans on the other, Britain harrassed by both.
How times have changed...

Omayma Abdel-Latif at Al-Ahram examines the looming debate over disarming Hizbullah and how it might impact on the Lebanese political scene. This is written from an Arabic point of view (not surprising), and I choked rather badly at the term "Israel's war" but the reporting is mainly factual and worth a read.

Pat at Stubborn Facts is worrying about the coming war in the Middle East and making a pitch for citizen journalism.

Janet over at Janet's Garden (hmm, that lady looks vaguely familiar) is inordinately pleased to discover that the health benefits of a garden have been recognized. OK, I confess. This is shameless promotion of my gardening blog. I won't do it often, promise.

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