Category Archives: 5MFI Blog

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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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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