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Thursday, June 18, 2009

WAFA's Hebrew Site

The Palestinian News Agency WAFA has inaugurated a Hebrew language website. Here's Haaretz' article on the subject; here's WAFA's English language announcement; a comment by Mahmud ‘ Abbas on the matter; for those who read Hebrew, here's the site itself. My Hebrew is way too limited to comment on the content, but I am struck by WAFA English's comments that the website is "to contain daily news from the West Bank, in addition to the activities of Palestinians in Israel. It is also to include different topics on women’s issues, economy, business, art, culture, sport, analytic essays and features."

I guess Gaza just isn't part of the picture anymore for WAFA.

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