Author Archives: David Guy

About David Guy

B.A./B.C.A. (Communication and Media Arts) University of Wollongong, AUSTRALIA M.A. in Government (Diplomacy and Conflict Studies) Inter Disciplinary Center, Herzliya, ISRAEL Twitter @5MFI

Save the Children from the Independent

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 … Continue reading

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Environmental War Crimes! – Action Item

Petition to United Nations Environmental Programme to condemn Hamas. Links to International law on incendiary weapons and poison gases. Continue reading

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PFLP man released: France 24 Watch

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

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What should Abbas and Coveney talk about?

What should Simon Coveney and Mahmud Abbas talk about over coffee and biscuits? Continue reading

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Rosh Hashana greetings from Five Minutes for Israel

Rosh Hashana card and explanation for choice of graphics. Continue reading

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Corbyn: Walking like a Duck? Pt II

Speaking for the Defence (MAYBE?) Criticism of Israel is not (necessarily) antisemitism Just remember: 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 … Continue reading

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Corbyn: Walking Like a Duck? Pt 1

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 … Continue reading

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The bitch is back

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

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Water and Power in Gaza

Like and Comment For a few months Five Minutes for Israel has concerned itself more with taking the fight to social media than active blogging. I hope the balance will be changed in the near future as I have a … Continue reading

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Burning Birds

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 … Continue reading

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