My colleague Lisa Goldman who covers the Israeli Blogosphere for Global s emailed about a new blog called The Land of Sad Oranges written by a friend named Fayrouz Shaqrawi. Here's what Lisa shared about her friend:
Fayrouz is a Palestinian and an Israeli who grew up in the Galilee and speaks Arabic, Hebrew and English fluently. She is a remarkable young woman who manages simultaneously to study full-time at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem whilst teaching English at an academic college in East Jerusalem and working for a Palestinian news agency in Bethlehem.
Hers is the first blog by a Palestinian-Israel, and I'm sure she's going to offer some unique insights into life in Israel and the West Bank/Palestine. I'd really appreciate your going over to her blog to offer some encouraging words of welcome.