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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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Gas vs. Smoke

Contest HAMAS claims about teargas Tyre fires produce much smoke, which carries toxic chemicals from the breakdown of synthetic rubber compounds while burning. That includes cyanide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and products of butadiene and styrene. The average passenger car … Continue reading

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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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