Count the Children
As a general rule Five Minutes for Israel ignores the Independent. Criticising any newspaper featuring both Robert Fisk and Ben White would be like criticising al Jazeera or Soviet-era Pravda. But the graphics in Israel reduces Palestinians’ permitted fishing zone by a third post (Saturday 6 October), especially as linked on their Facebook page drew my attention by their hypocrisy.
In case this is an ‘oops’ moment and they remove one or the other I have screen-grabbed them. Continue reading
Tell United Nations To Condemn Hamas’ Environmental War Crimes!
We call upon Mr. Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environmental Programme, to condemn Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip for causing severe environmental damage to southern Israel.
Sign our petition to demand that the United Nations condemns Hamas’ environmental war crimes! Continue reading
Salah Hammouri, PFLP member and assassination co-conspirator released from Israeli prison
France 24 reports on the release from administrative detention of Salah Hammouri. This isn’t his first time on this merry-go-round. Continue reading
Nose to Nose
Assuming 🙁 that efforts to persuade deputy head of government of Ireland and Government of Ireland second-most senior officer Tánaiste Simon Coveney to cancel his meeting with Mahmud Abbas fail, what should they talk about over coffee and biscuits?
L’shanah tovah tikateiv v’tichateimu
Five Minutes for Israel wishes all of our readers who celebrate the festival, May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.
Speaking for the Defence (MAYBE?)
Criticism of Israel is not (necessarily) antisemitism
- Lies are not criticism
- Relabelling Nazi or medieval antisemitism as criticism of Israel is still antisemitism
- Sharing a platform with those who don’t bother to hide their antisemitism is antisemitism by proxy
Is Jeremy Corbyn an Antisemite?
The Duck test implies that a person can identify an unknown subject by observing that subject’s habitual characteristics. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is …
But what if the duck is a crow† who has convinced himself that he is really a swan?
How the BBC reported the return of Shirley Temper
There is plenty to complain about in this misleading BBC report on the release of Ahed Tamimi from Israeli prison. Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi released from prison Continue reading
Not just a bird – a falcon
The Internet is full of discussion about the falcon found near Gaza with flammable material attached by string. Are burning birds a new tactic or are they just some sort of new violent symbolism for the supposedly unarmed or should that be unwinged peaceful demonstrators?
Is Gaza running out of string and plastic sheets for kites or condoms (inflated with medical grade helium) so they need weaponise children’s pool toys and birds? Will this lead to a Gazan population explosion or rather boost the existing population growth rate of 3% (13th highest in the world). Continue reading