This animated short by Nina Paley—in the tradition of the best Monty Python music skits—might not be an orthodox history lesson, but it's an accurate depiction of the horrible 6,000-year bloodshed in the region of Palestine, with dozens of tribes and nations fighting each other to claim ownership of that land.
Google has pulled a mobile game from the Play Store which allowed users to simulate Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip—inviting them to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians"—after (understandable) public backlash.
They're Back. Anonymous has launched a full-frontal assault on the Israeli government's web presence over recent events in Gaza. It's alleged that the attacks escalated after the death of Tayeb Abu Shehada, 22, a Palestinian protestor shot wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. Here's the running tally of downed sites:
The military wing of Hamas just posted a five-minute-long video of an apparently fully armed drone flying over the Gaza Strip. It's impossible to know if the four, real-looking missiles attached to the drone's wings are armed. They sure look like they are.
machine gun riot dispersal tool installed on a wall near Bethlehem, just near the border of Palestine and Jerusalem. Spotted by several Palestinian news outlets, the weapon—which is equipped with cameras and is located very close to a mosque—was reportedly installed by Israeli forces on Sunday.
You'd think that, as a company accused of fostering oppression for years, SodaStream would be a little more careful about the wording of its biggest-ever marketing campaign.
A team of hackers successfully broke into Google Palestine on Monday, covering the home page with protest literature. "Uncle google," wrote Cold z3ro, Haml3t, Sas and Dr@g, "we say hi from palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called israel. its called Palestine."
A conflict is escalating in Gaza, where the Israeli Defense Force has been engaged with Hamas for the past several days. And whoever is running the IDF's Twitter account has decided to live-tweet the entire thing. The disconnect between the cavalier tone and the grave content is positively surreal.
An excavation in a part of Jerusalem known as the City of David has uncovered stone markings that date back thousands of years. Nobody has any idea what they are or what they mean. But whatever it is? It's important.
Israeli Minister of Information and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein, in an email sent to Steve Jobs today, pushed for the removal of an iPad app titled "Third Intifada," stating it encourages Palestinians to incite violence against Israel.
James Cameron's Avatar apparently touched lives in ways that went beyond 3D-inspired headaches, judging from these pictures of Palestinian protesters on the West Bank from this weekend. Cosplay is the new Che t-shirt, we're calling it now. [Telegraph.co.uk] (Thanks, John!)
Architecture student Viktor Ramos has a brilliant idea that may be the key to the Israel-Palestinian Gordian Knot: Instead of building grim walls or tunnels, create livable bridges so two states can live together, superposed.
This is the Israeli Defense Force's official YouTube channel, where they are posting several gun camera videos per day of bombs falling on Gaza. That is, until Google temporarily shut it down.
Yesterday in Israel, a bomb disposal robot inspected the scene of a suicide bombing at a shopping mall in the town of Dimona. The bot is remote controlled, and used an articulated arm to remove the jacket of the alleged bomber to be sure he doesn't have more explosives on his body. Want to see what else the robot…