I’ve just launched Israel-Palestine Blogs, an aggregator of 25 peace blogs devoted to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here’s what I wrote in the About section:
Israel-Palestine Blogs is a blog aggregator featuring peace blogs written by Israeli and American Jews, Palestinians, Arab-Americans and others. Though the blogs are varied in political viewpoint, they are dedicated to advocating a just, equitable and peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The site does not feature every blog that fits the above description. But it features the ones that I’ve come across which have a strong and engaging point of view.
If I’ve omitted a blog which you feel should be included please send me an e mail with a link and the reason you feel I should consider it.
We peace bloggers have labored too long in obscurity and anonymity. I don’t know whether it’s the subject that we write about and its complicated emotional overlay, but readers don’t generally flock to these types of sites. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict puts people off. It’s just so damn difficult to figure out what’s going on and who’s right and who’s wrong. Better just to stay away and let them fight it out among themselves. That seems to be the approach of Kos who wrote a deeply cynical story at DailyKos saying basically to both sides of the Lebanon conflict: a pox on both your houses. Maybe this site can go some small way toward challenging all of these unfortunate attitudes.
Speaking of obscurity: if you write a blog please consider posting about my new venture. The more widely word gets out the sooner we can start influencing the debate on this critical subject.
I am always looking for new sites to include so please do contact me if I’ve missed something good. I’m especially seeking Israeli Arab blogs, but would also like more Israeli blogs (especially ones in Hebrew).
I’d like to repeat a request I wrote in my first post about the new site: I’d love a graphic designer to help create a new banner for the site that reflects visually the mission of the site.