Hard Labor #2

Reinvention

Towards an old/new Israeli Labor Party

Why apart from nostalgia should anyone vote for the Israeli Labor party in the future? Shaving Amir Peretz’s trademark mustache just not going to cut it.

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Macaron

Un peu trop France in Israel

French President Emmanuel Macron’s spat with the Israeli police directed to guard him raised eyebrows and many questions. Continue reading

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Like a lead balloon

Balloons and kites from Gaza are war crimes

Recently there has been much on social media about the Gazan use of incendiary kites and balloons as weapons of war.

If anyone else but the privileged Palestinians had launched them they would be condemned as a clear war crime.

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O Canada

Urge Trudeau to Reverse His U.N. Vote Against Israel

Are you Canadian? Are you offended, as you should be, about Canada voting for a North Korean sponsored resolution that rebukes Israel while giving a free pass to Palestinian incitement and terrorism by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Authority.

Join UN Watch and petition Prime Minister Trudeau.

THERE’S STILL TIME FOR CANADA TO REVERSE ITS VOTE: the resolution will come up for a second and final vote at the U.N. General Assembly in mid-December. Continue reading

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Hard Labor and what, if anything, can be done #1

Can Israel’s Labor Party return?

George M. Cohan allegedly said, “I don’t care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right”.

No one is talking about Israel’s Labor Party†. Five Minutes for Israel hopes to fill that particular gap. We hope this is controversial but fear it is already yawn worthy. Continue reading

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Jacob’s Ladder Festival closes shop

The end of a musical era

Five Minutes for Israel is sad to hear that the Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival, a feature of the ‘Anglo’ musical scene in Israel for more than a quarticentenniary (I had to look that up) is heading for its last festival in December. If we are blessed there will be an encore next December.

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PUMA selfies against BDS

Give BDS the Boot ~ support PUMA with a selfie

When I hear that BDS has targeted a specific company for a campaign my immediate response is to buy from that company.

Sometimes that is a little difficult. Who can buy a Caterpillar tractor? On the other hand, anyone can wear sports apparel.

Let PUMA and the BDSholes know by posting a selfie on TWITTER or Facebook or even on a BDS page, with clothes, shoes, caps, socks, whatever with the PUMA name and/or logo prominently displayed. Continue reading

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Trumped

Resigned acceptance of the inevitable?

Why is everyone so much more upset with Trump than with Turkey? Continue reading

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Shana Tova 5780

leʃaˈna toˈva
meɪ juː hæv ə swiːt ænd ˈhæpi njuː jɪə

Rosh Hashanah greetings
to Five Minutes for Israel readers
who celebrate it

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Slovakia

Three Synagogues in Slovakia

Slovakia has become a major draw for Israeli families. I don’t think I have ever heard so much Hebrew spoken outside Israel. Probably so many Jews haven’t been present in Slovakia since before 1944. Hmmm? Continue reading

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