if you like to check them out, one of their oldest aggregators is JRants.com
and here are some other famous ones as well:
- JBlog Central ; selective blogs that are very pro israel in a "good" way
- JBlogsphere.com ; there since 2006
- English Writing Israeli Bloggers ; seems peaceful one
- Top 50 Israeli Blogs MUST CHECK !!
- there are more through google and yahoo engines :)
Israeli's have an annual awards for the best blogs for the year which is voted by the J blogosphere around the globe, it calles JIB awards (Jewish and Israel Blog Awards!) hmm,, these people are having so much fun there,, dont you think and guess what, whats the aim of it??? to direct new readers towards Jewish, Israeli, and pro-Israel blogs
now lets get to the arab world blogs, i came across this 30 pages article/document by Marc Lynch in Arab Media and Society for February 2007 and it speaks thoroughly about Arab Blogs titled blogging the new arab public (i dont very much agree to all content though) quoting:
Arab political bloggers engage in three principle types of activity: activism,bridge-blogging, and public sphere engagement. Activists are directly involved in political movements, using blogs to coordinate political action, spread information, and magnify the impact of contentious politics. Bridgebloggers primarily address Western audiences, usually writing in English with the intention of explaining their societies. Finally, public-sphere bloggers tend to not be directly involved in a political movement, but are deeply engaged with public arguments about domestic (and often Arab or Islamic) politics.
whats amazing is that how arab blogs are demographically arranged and each group fights for something and totally ignores the others whether its in Palestine, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Tunis and non is actually oriented in these communities, its totally from an individual perspective of suffering,, plus i sense a communication barrier because of writing methods and the style of self expression between Arab Bloggers who write in English and Arab bloggers who write in Arabic, and on this point im speaking for myself, because sometimes i find it hard to share my thoughts fully on an arabic written post though i would love to and i will work on it instead of only reading it.
so here are some arab aggregators
- Al Bab
- Black Smiths of Lebanon
- Egypt Omraneya
- Jordan Blogs
- Kuwait Safat
- Lebanon Aggregator
- Lebanon's Blogs
- Maroc Blogs
- Palestine Blogs
- Qwaider Planet
- Tunisie Blogs