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Have you noticed while not all critics of Israel are necessarily antisemites, all antisemites are critics of Israel?
Have you noticed that more and more the Israel Haters don’t bother hiding their hatred of Jews behind intellectual gymnastics?
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Expel Marion Fesneau Castaing
A French diplomat Fesneau Marion Castaing (actually carrying a temporary diplomatic passport from the French Consulate) attempts to prevent soldiers from executing an order of the Israel Supreme Court, refuses an order to leave her vehicle, strikes a Police officer and has to removed and subdued.
Does the Israeli government have the balls to declare her persona non grata and give her 48 hours to leave or face arrest? Continue reading
Worst kept secret
Israel’s forgotten tribe is supposed to be a feather-light food/travel piece and or the most part it is. But the BBC never loses the opportunity to stick the
knife fork into Israel. The writer Dan Savery Raz is portrayed as an expert on Israel (co-authored the latest Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories guide-book which makes one wonder about his other contributions to the BBC, Haaretz, Time Out, EasyJet Traveller and The Jerusalem Report. Continue reading
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Tagged BBC, Druse, Druze
Yom Kippur – G’Mar Hatima Tova
Five Minutes for Israel wishes all those who celebrate Yom Kippur an easy fast. May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.
Illustration from Juedisches Ceremoniel,
a German book published in Nürnberg in 1724 by Peter Conrad Monath.
If you can’t beat them define losing as winning
If you have been following the discussion groups lately you’d see a couple of newish claims by the Israel Haters. As so often when one starts they all do. Makes one wonder if they are directed by an advertising agency. The two claims are More Palestinian than Israeli dead proves Israel are murderers and White Phosphorus in Gaza = Sarin in Syria. We’ll discuss them in turn. Continue reading
Isn’t it an irony?
This is a short series of musing that I felt I had to get online before events prove me right – or wrong.
Have you noticed that the same people who loudly condemned American intervention in Iraq are now demanding that America intervene in Syria?
But that doesn’t stop them condemning Israel (in advance). How dare they respond to Syria’s threats, to attack with chemical weapons that Syria denies having, should America attack Syria. Add to that mix Russia threatening Saudi Arabia or is it Saudi Arabia threatening Russia. No wonder Israelis are rushing to pick up gas masks – something they should have done months ago. Continue reading
Why should America be the world’s policeman when Turkey is next door?
I want to thank Aylin Kocaman for the inspiration for this article. While I don’t agree with everything in her Assad; night watchman in an empty field piece, which has the added value of being published in Arabic, she has raised important questions in my mind. What should Turkey do about her neighbour Syria and how should we react should they do it?
It seems the world alternately condemns America for taking on the role of International Policeman and demands that they do. The article claims that America, which proposed solution packages of a few items for Syria and was uncertain over “should we or should we not arm the opposition”, could of course have quickly put an end to Assad’s wickedness had it so wished. Could it really, or would Syria quickly become another Iraq-Afghanistan quagmire with America as the villain? Continue reading
IDF gets it right
Israel Haters wrong – again.
There is considerable discussion about whether the IDF Spokesperson’s Blog wrongly labelled a supermarket as in GAZA. Depending on which Israel Hater is sharing, the well-stocked with luxury and ordinary items supermarket is really in Hyderabad INDIA or in Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA.
Nip it in the bud and share. The supermarket in question is the Metro Supermarket, Gaza – Al Remal – Al Shuhadaa St. Some of the photographs are identical and obviously taken from the Gaza Today website.
The resolution of the photographs was too low to make out Israeli products with any certainty but the mango photograph seems to have Hebrew lettering. What do you think?
Does this look like Hebrew? BDS fail.
It is far from unusual to find Israeli goods in Gaza. in fact some say the largest concentration camp in the world is flooded with them.
If Metro Supermarket doesn’t have the Israeli product you want maybe one of these fine establishments can help.
The Hope התקווה
The YouTube video of Israel’s national anthem has received (at last count) 920,626 views and 21,726 likes.
Let’s push it past One Million
Click on the image to access the You Tube video and add to the views
Does anyone have a spare 2.6 million shekels?
Like millions of viewers I tune in regularly to Eretz Nehederet (lit. A Wonderful Land), Israel’s weekly satirical programme. Few can deny the brilliant acting and writing. It was only when I heard one of my heroes Daniel Seaman, Deputy Director General for Information at the Israeli Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, describe them as attacking Israel but only from the Left that I began to look at them more critically.
When I heard that Muli Segev, Eretz Nehederet’s editor in chief had bragged in an interview in Haaretz that his show was directly responsible for the Likud-Beiteinu party’s loss of several Knesset seats that I realised that a balance was needed. Continue reading