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Independence Day 2018



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Palestine children: Soldiers, criminals or what?

What you should know about Palestinian juvenile offenders The law, international and domestic, apparently only recognises two groups who may be imprisoned, soldiers and criminals. Is Ahed Tamimi a child soldier? Is she a political prisoner? Is she a juvenile delinquent? … Continue reading

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Ireland – again

Irish Senator Proposes Bill to Ban Goods from Judea & Samaria Jacqueline Lillian Mulhern Frances Black, a talented singer from a well-known family of musicians, has decided that her musical background prepares her to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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No fact checking in Ireland?

What concentration camps, Mr.Horgan? Fault-finders of Edward Horgan‘s ‘Standing up for Palestine’ in this week’s Ireland’s Sunday Independent newspaper (print,  digital online) and Irish Examiner’s reader’s blog with slight changes in all three expect to be hit by the standard ‘Criticism of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018

Five Minutes for Israel wishes you a Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas

Five Minutes for Israel wishes all who celebrate it a very Merry Christmas

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Hanukkah at the BBC

Hanukkah 2017: More light than heat at the BBC It’s long been my opinion that the British Broadcasting Corporation gives Judaism (apart from their Israel obsession) about as much airtime as Jewish numbers  in the United Kingdom (~0.5% percentage of the … Continue reading

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Crikey Glenn Le Lievre

Eight frames – all wrong Editorial cartoonists make great propagandists – for either side. Even though they appear in news media a genuinely neutral cartoonist would probably be dead boring. ‘Crikey’† cartoonist Glenn Le Lievre is far from dead boring but one … Continue reading

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Capital Jerusalem

Why Israel’s capital and not Palestine’s? My answer to a Facebook question. I only realised after that the question really wasn’t addressed to me but to intellectuals and politicians in Arab states, a status I clearly don’t hold. The information … Continue reading

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Thank you President Trump

Jerusalem – Israel’s capital Pity it took 70 years to do the right thing. Let’s hope others follow America’s lead. There are reports that Czechoslovakia and Hungary responded by publicly recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but I have no formal … Continue reading

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