Blogging the war
We write about them, they write about us… it’s very meta! Ruth Eglash of the Jerusalem Post talks to several bloggers, Israeli and Lebanese, to get their take on the impact of blogging and its affect on the general media mix covering the war. They even saw fit to interview one Dave Abitbol, aka Mr. Style, aka Mr. Class, aka ck of Jewlicious. Read it here, it’s a pretty good article, even if it is the Jerusalem Post.

Here’s some of what this Dave person had to say:

“It’s a war and a theater aimed at manipulating the media,” says Abitbol… “The mass media focuses on the war itself – the soldiers, the explosives, the rockets and the victims – blogs bring the conflict into perspective,” he says. Blogging in the context of conflict allows people to “humanize the war…. It is a lot harder to hate someone you can relate to on a human level.”

Ruth Eglash rocks! Not a single distorted, inaccurate or taken out of context quote. Sweet.

About the author

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.

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  • Yeah, it is very meta, and going with the idea of the influence of blogs, I have started a blog for Americans, Iraqis, Lebanese, Israelis, well anyone, to engage in discussions on how to improve relations between East and West, Israelis and their Arab Neighbors, etc. I have posted a question for today, and I will continue to throw out questions. I think “better to light one candle than curse the darkness.” Here is the address: http://makeadesert.blogspot.com/. I’m hoping you and your readers will all visit and participate! This is also a research tool for my students (I teach at a university in the American midwest). My students have virtually NO idea of what is taking place in the world, and are in a state of truly amazing “disconnect.” I’m hoping this will jolt them into realizing the suffering and humanity of others in the world. Please contribute!

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