I’ve listed below all of the dovish Mideast peace blogs which I know. Each of them is quite different, but they all have important things to say and I hope you’ll try to visit them. If you’d like your site to be included, send me a link and a short description of your blog’s purpose.
Aron’s Israel Peace Blog
Aron was raised Orthodox, made aliya and served ten years in the Israeli Army. Reading his excellent blog is just like being thrown right into the Israeli political, moral maelstrom
Aspasia was one of the great dissenters of world history. Arriving in ancient Athens, she opened a school of rhetoric and philosophy that welcomed both men and women. She introduced salon culture to the city and counted amongst her contemporaries Socrates, who claimed he learned from her the art of rhetoric, the playwrite Euripides, the philosopher Anaxagoras, and the sculpter Pheidias. When Aspasia married Pericles, the great statesman, his opponents charged her with impiety (the age-old slur of the malcontent), and spread rumors that her salon was a bordello. Her successful defense in court wasn’t enough to put an end to this kind of politics, as it occassionally resurfaces to torment our own vulnerable democracy.
Bert de Bruin ( Yonathan Dror Bar-On ) is a Dutch-Jewish historian living in Israel, who specialized in modern Jewish history and in history of the Middle East, and who in 1995 emigrated from the Netherlands to Israel. He currently is working on his doctoral thesis, on the subject Jews and non-Jews in Post-Liberation France, 1944-49.
Head Heeb: Knocking Down 4,000 Years of Icons
Jonathan Edelstein’s remarkably lucid and comprehensive blog devoted to international relations with a strong focus on the Mideast conflict.
Lawrence of Cyberia
Diane Mason’s blog boasts thorough, in depth analysis of the conflict with sympathy & criticism levelled at both sides. The author masterfully explores Haaretz, using it to plumb the depths of Israeli negative stereotypes about Palestinians.
Searching for a Rainbow:
Notes on life in Israel, baseball, kids, etc.