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Daesh it all

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0savesSave BufferSelf declared Five Minutes for Israel will try to to avoid using the descriptive name ‘Islamic State’ in favour of ‘DAESH’ or ‘self-declared Islamic State’. We suggest you do the same.

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

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0savesSave BufferThe ice-cream maker of Gaza Roger Hearing‘s piece. The ice-cream maker of Gaza could be written off if it was only yet another BBC magazine colour piece designed to show spunky Gazans (aren’t they all?) creatively surviving. but does that excuse him and … Continue reading

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Trapped

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0savesSave Buffer Reply to Gaza: land of the trapped This is the text of a letter I wrote to *protected email*, author of Gaza:land of the trapped, about the printed article. Reply to the video which, at least to my mind contains … Continue reading

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French connection

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0savesSave BufferOrange is the new Black (and Blue, White and Red) When Five Minutes for Israel originally started to blog about Orange and Israel it was as a call-to-arms. Almost immediately the French company tried to backtrack on their apparent partnership with … Continue reading

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A Poem to Share

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0savesSave BufferA Poem to Share Generally when something comes out of campus Israel advocates flinch and circle the wagons. Recently, a group of 52 Harvard students – of all backgrounds and faiths – visited Israel for 10 days during the Harvard Israel … Continue reading

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Historical carve-up

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0savesSave BufferOwen Bennett-Jones carves up Middle East history Sometimes looking at relationships in the Middle East is like watching Game of Thrones (without the gratuitous nudity). One needs a guide. This isn’t it. There are enough dubious facts and Israel … Continue reading

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FIFA scoreboard

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0savesSave BufferEarly withdrawal My feeling is that Rajoub won this one, although barely. To use a football analogy. The result was corner countdown after a 0-0 game followed by scoreless extra time. It’s still a win and a moral victory … Continue reading

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War minus the shooting

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0savesSave BufferThe BBC and half a story (yet again). One must wonder how the current corruption charges in FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) will effect the recent moves by the Palestinian Authority’s Football Association under the leadership of convicted terrorist … Continue reading

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Metaphorically speaking

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0savesSave BufferDeath-defying figures of speech Some Grammar Nazi (that’s a metaphor, isn’t it?) will probably comment that I am really writing about similes. Similely speaking doesn’t have the same ring does it? Too close to smiley ;-). Feel free to … Continue reading

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Labor Lost, Love

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0savesSave BufferThe structural and pragmatic reasons why Labor lost and is not likely to win any time soon This is the article I wanted to write one week before the recent Israeli elections but I chickened out. Who wanted to predict … Continue reading

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