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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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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Cutting aid – be careful what you wish for

What would happen if America cut aid to Israel?
– a speculation

Last week I discovered a corollary to the famous Godwin’s Law†. It’s called Quilty’s Law (after Clare Quilty who developed it).

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability that an antisemitic trope sharer will claim to be of Jewish descent approaches one.

In this spirit I want to introduce Guy’s Law to the public.

As an online discussion on any aspect of Israel grows longer, the probability that an Israel Hater will raise American aid approaches one.

Yet so far I haven’t seen any discussion of what might happen if America cut all aid to Israel. This post aims to rectify that. Continue reading

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When did you last beat your wife?

It’s not that so many countries with far worse human rights records than Israel decided that Israel alone should be named and condemned as the world’s greatest women’s rights offender that offends us but that so many with better records voted the same.  Continue reading

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Target Practise

Basiji sharpshooting

The Basij are an Iranian paramilitary volunteer militia answerable to and receiving their orders from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Supreme Leader of Iran. They are engaged in activities such as internal security, enforcing state control over society, law enforcement auxiliary, providing social services, organising public religious ceremonies, policing morals, and suppression of dissident gatherings. Or in other words, extortion, suppression and torture S.O.P. in Iran.

Thousands of Basij are stationed in Syria. If war breaks out the IDF will meet them. As this photograph, which is becoming viral shows they shoot. Fortunately as the same photograph show, they don’t shoot very well.

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Israel’s New, Hot Women’s Party

Fantasy Hot XX Party

Orly Levi-Abekasis jumped from what by Israeli standards is the far-Right to the Left of the political spectrumShe joined the Labor Party list for the upcoming elections.

This set me thinking. She could have done better than joining a list in grave danger of not gaining enough votes to pass the entrance percentage. What she and Israeli politics ‘needs’ is a hot fem/female/feminine/feminist party. Continue reading

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We are back online

After a regrettable absence, due to a technical difficulty, we are back online.
New material soonish!

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Israel Independence Day number #71

Israel 71 years old, 3,000 years young

On 14 May 1948, the day before the expiration of the British Mandate, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared “the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel.”

U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognised the new nation on the same day. Continue reading

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1,200 cameras – HOW?

The hidden camera scandal

How could the Likud install one thousand two hundred hidden cameras in polling booths?

Like a successful magic trick one has to puzzle at how they carried it off. With that sort of efficiency surely the new government will be able to fix the trains and the hospitals? Continue reading

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