Monday, August 28, 2006

Blogging Under The Radar: The Blogosphere Becomes The Antithesis of the Middle East Crisis

What the UN has failed to achieve since 1948 to date, the 3 years old blogosphere has achieved in 3 weeks to propel the virtual momentum to accelerate the cause of peace in the Middle East as Israeli and Lebanese bloggers establish a common rapport in their virtual world. And the expanding blogosphere is fast changing the atmosphere of enmity between these two enemies.

The Lebanese government forbids its citizens contact with Israelis. But keeping a lid on the Internet is a bit like trying to shovel sand with a sieve. And in the midst of war, scouring online for views from the other side has been one way for Lebanese and Israelis to alleviate the terrible sense of the impotence of standing by as their countries bled. Thousands of people, often posting in English, seem compelled to try to make some sense of the chaos -- or, through personal narratives, to help debunk stereotypes and misperceptions.Washington Post, 27/08/2006


Why should the UN watch as the Lebanese government forbids contact with Israelis?
Why should the UN permit such an undiplomatic state policy against Israel?

"The lack of news about Israel -- not an unimportant country in the region -- is astounding," wrote the political consultant, under his then-nom-de-Web, Lebanon Profile. "Not knowing about 'them' is the worst crime we can commit. It invalidates them as humans, as if they don't even matter. They are Stalin's faceless enemy, the rabid dog, the evil blood suckers whom it is righteous to kill. Our papers definitely need to start covering more than major political events in Israel."Washington Post, 27/08/2006


It is sheer wickedness for these sworn enemies of Israel to poison the hearts and souls of the majority of their ignorant citizens against making peace with Israel.

2 comments:

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