Category Archives: 5MFI Blog

Lebanon-Israel-Olympics

Reply to Ruby Hamad’s Don’t ask athletes to set aside politics ‘in the spirit of the Olympics’ Is there even one Palestinian in the Lebanese Olympic team? There are few things more hypocritical than Lebanese claiming to snub Israel because … Continue reading

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Duma-one year (and THREE arson attacks) Later

INTO THE FRAY Guest post by Dr. Martin Sherman Originally published: 31 July 2016 “I saw Sa’ad and Reham burning on the ground. Next to them were TWO masked men, one beside each of them. They were dressed in jeans … Continue reading

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ophobia, ophilia, Oh-Trump

How Trump SHOULD have answered the Khans If one judges by the continuing media reaction the one and only thing worth remembering from the Democratic National Convention was the mother and father of a deceased Muslim soldier coupled with Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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Coup in Turkey

I saw a certain amount of joy on the Internet about the perceived humiliation of Turkish President Erdogan. My feelings about the attempted/failed/continuing coup in Turkey are very mixed.

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Temple

UNESCO Action Item It should be a joke but it isn’t. The 40th session of the World Heritage Committee will be held at the Istanbul Congress Center, Turkey from 11-20 July 2016. In the next ten days UNESCO will vote … Continue reading

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Laboured analogy

Was Jeremy Corbyn just being Jeremy Corbyn? We are not sure why anyone was surprised by the U.K. Labour leader’s comparison of Israel/Netanyahu with ISIS. We are more surprised that no one challenged his laboured apology and explanation.

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Breaking Breaking the Silence

Action Item Received an ad on social media from the New Israel Fund (N.I.F.)? The gist is that Ben Gurion University awarded the NGO known as Breaking the Silence (BtS) ( שוברים שתיקה in Hebrew) the Berelson Prize for Jewish-Arab Understanding(!) and then … Continue reading

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FRANCE 24 – Sabra & Shatilla Revisited

France 24 missed Lebanon Lebanon has had no shortage of massacres in its brief modern history. Sabra and Shatilla was only one of them but the Jews were involved, however indirectly, so it is no surprise that France 24 focusses on it. They … Continue reading

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Je suis Tel Aviv

No more words needed Facebook profile

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Zéonists

2nd Holocaust Cartoon Contest It’s perhaps odd that we choose to discuss a contest making ‘fun’ of one of the most monstrous events in human history. Perhaps we do it so you won’t have to. If you wish to see for … Continue reading

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