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Archive for April 2007

First they talk, now they meet. Goodness, what will they do next?

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This just came in the mail:

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to make sure that you all have the link to the blogs that Khaled and myself are keeping of his visit in Israel. I urge you to read Khaled’s impressions of Israel and my impressions of the visit in our respective blogs. I think that anyone who’s interested in learning more on the conflict in the Middle East would find them interesting.

Khaled’s Blog –

My humble posts are on my regular blog –

Some background for those of you who don’t know about this visit –
Following our interactions on Metalks.com and later our correspondence via emails, Khaled and myself have finally met last week, when he came to visit Israel. It’s been a great visit so far, full of debates and arguments, but also very friendly on the personal level.

I am sending this email out to a select group of friends and family and keeping the recipients list hidden, out of respect for everyone’s privacy. Please feel free to pass this email on to anyone you know who might be interested. Thank you!
Thank you all,

Anat (IsraeliMom)

What a flashback.

Read Khaled’s travel blog, see Israel through fresh and gentle eyes.


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April 28, 2007 at 1:37 am

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: MIT announces Human 2.0

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We’re definitely overdue for an upgrade – it seems like we’ve been stuck in Version 1.x for a few hundred thousand years, and that was after a beta that went on for freaking ever. Still, I think I’ll probably hold off until 2.01 or 2.02. I don’t want to be on the bleeding edge for this one.

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April 16, 2007 at 11:19 am

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What did you call me?

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Imsin calls me a lefty refusenik, who usually has very few positive things to say about the way things are.

now, if that’s not fishing for a trackback. Hi Imshin!


The only thing we differ on in this case is the definition of positive.

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April 15, 2007 at 12:55 am

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The Bil’in intl. conference on non-violent resistance

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I’m on a low-conference diet this year, but this is one conference I’m really sorry to miss:

the Second Annual Conference in Bil’in, Palestine

18 – 20 April 2007

February 2007 marks the second anniversary of the weekly non-violent protests in opposition to the “work-site of shame” for the Apartheid Wall that has annexed almost 60% of the land of Bil’in village in the West Bank. Bil’in has become a symbol both of the theft of land across Palestine and of the power of non-violent grassroots movements in building local and international resistance to Occupation.

The International Conference will follow upon a Palestinian conference to be held in March to extend the Popular Non-Violent Struggle across Palestine and offers Israelis and Internationals opportunity to join their Palestinian partners in spreading non-violent resistance to the injustice suffered by Palestinians: land confiscation, home demolitions, checkpoints, and imprisonment behind the Wall.

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April 15, 2007 at 12:33 am

Funky ship

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Now  this looks completly bonker, but with such style, it may actually work:

The entire Greenheart Project will be based at sea on board a unique solar and wind powered sailing ship. This vessel, completely independent of fossil fuels, will sail continuously around the world visiting both developed and developing countries on a multiple mission of Aid, Promotion, Trade and Education

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April 13, 2007 at 5:43 pm