Stuff you just gotta read
A Soldier's Mother --Mother to an IDF soldier. She's one hell of a writer, too.
Israelicool -- Liveblogging the war
Treppenwitz -- An oldie but a goodie, he always has something witty to say.
The Muqata -- Jameel is liveblogging the war as well as giving you quite an accurate portrayal of life in Israel.
Solomonia -- A Boston based political blog with a strong Jewish presence.
A Mother in Israel -- A frum mother of many writes about life in Israel.
Around the Island -- Ah Robin, she's such a mensch. She writes more of family and friends but living in Tel Aviv during the war is starting to affect her life.
Jewlicious -- You're young, hip and Jewish. This is your compendium blog.
Israpundit -- Politics, punditry, and a great view of the war. Working to bring you the real story.
Elder of Zion -- More politics and punditry from a slightly different viewpoint.
Merehetoric -- You can't argue with this reporting.
Augean Stables -- More political presentation of war news, this guy is a fabulous repository of information, especially on refuting the media.
IDF Spokesperson Blog -- The "official" spokesperson of the Israeli army.
Snapped Shot -- This blog refutes Hamas and Palestinian claims with visuals. A must see.
Israel Matzav -- Another blog that does a lot of media refuting.
Some of these blogs are a bit more right wing than I am, some are a bit left wing, and most are pretty centrist. Some are written by women, mothers in Israel. Others are written by men. Some are based in Israel, others are based in other countries including the USA. What is common with all of them is that they are determined to spread the truth about what is really going on in Gaza, and they do so with videos, photographs, and links to articles. Several of the blogs refute the major media outlets, especially those that have a decided pro-Palestinian, pro-Hamas stand. Yes, Guardian of London, I'm talking about your vicious attempt to rape Israel.
Two of the blogs, Israelicool and The Muqata are both liveblogging the war. If you want to know what is going on as it happens, those are the blogs to follow. Both are twittering their live blogging as well.
All I can say is, if you believed the media coverage on the school bombing today, then you absolutely NEED to read these blogs. Because the coverage? It sucked. Funny that they forgot to mention that the reason the building exploded with such a huge boom was that it was being used to store explosives and weapons. Funny how most (not CNN) neglected to mention that the shells from Israel hit NEAR but not ON the building, but it still exploded. Funny how the UN school had such a huge amount of explosives in it, isn't it?
And now you know why I wouldn't give the UN one freaking penny ever. EVER. Lying scum. Stumble It! JBlog Me