Category Archives: 5MFI Blog
0savesSave BufferTime for Muslims to own their problem What do the Paris, Kenya, Nigeria, Lebanon that Russian plane crash in Sinai and, yes, Israel attacks have in common? Answers on the back of an envelope, if you still use that … Continue reading
Left off the map Why don’t we see #IamGarissa or#LesuisBaga? I’ll leave to you to figure which small countries suffering terrorist attacks don’t earn a place on the globe.
0savesSave BufferWe lose nothing by showing empathy Five Minutes for Israel stands in solidarity with the people of Paris who did nothing to deserve this this terrorism. I have noticed a good deal of Schadenfreude – pleasure at others’ misfortunes, in … Continue reading
0savesSave BufferPart III in the 20 yrs from Rabin series The keyword in the twenty year commemoration of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination was democracy. I get it. Assassination has no place to play in the liberal democracy that Israel aspires to. The problem … Continue reading
0savesSave BufferPart II in the 20 yrs from Rabin series Yitzhak Rabin z”l was no Nazi and a picture of his head pasted (this was before PhotoShop® became an amateur tool) on a Nazi uniform didn’t kill him. SPOILER Photographs of … Continue reading
0savesSave BufferAre viral videos curable? Rabbi Ascherman from Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) claims to have escaped a settler with a knife. Five Minutes for Israel analyses the video and some of the explanations. Frankly I find too many red flags, or should … Continue reading
0savesSave BufferLynch verb (used with object) to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority. Had an argument with someone, from the Israeli Left, who believes that any act of Jewish misbehaviour against those Arabs … Continue reading
0savesSave Buffer Part II in the 20 yrs from Rabin series It takes one to tango? Saturday night’s 20 year commemoration of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination left me with so many ideas that I want to express that Five Minutes for … Continue reading
Buffer0savesSave The Tao of Palestinian marketing For quite a while I have felt that it was quite mistaken to think of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as, well, purely an armed conflict. It frequently makes more sense to relate to it as … Continue reading
0savesSave BufferIt isn’t paranoia when someone is really trying to kill you Paranoia deepens wedge between Israelis and Palestinians There are many dubious points, as always, in anything Connolly reports.