Reporting the News
A 75-year-old workaholic; under constant stress; never took a holiday; never exercised; known for poor hygiene and even poorer diet. He was a major recipient of 2nd-hand smoke; suffered from poorly treated chronic diseases and probably years of unsafe sexual practises. He died. Quelle surprise?
Two news organisations reported on the news release from Russia that no polonium was found in Yasser Arafat’s body. Hard to believe they were dealing with the same story. Five Minutes for Israel saved these screen grabs for posterity. Continue reading
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Minister Costello.
Not that Costello
Irish for Israel have asked me to publicise this letter. Send your emails now.
Tomorrow (Wed 16th) the Irish Foreign Affairs Committee is to meet with Minister Costello who recently traveled to Gaza.
Minister Costello is very one sided as is his wife Emer Costello MEP.
We ask that you take 5 minutes and write a short email to the Committee.
Consider raising the following points. Continue reading
The Methodist Church in Britain claims they are preparing a report on BDS. They are preparing prepare a briefing document for Methodists on the arguments for and against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement. We must take them at their word and make sure the anti BDS arguments are well represented.
Five Minutes for Israel responds
Everybody, Take the survey online. Responses are required by 08.00 am, Monday 4 November 2013.
There is no need to copy anyone’s responses but mine may give you some ideas. As usual, 5MFI responses are in green. Continue reading
Oslo Accords – Success and/or failure
Tel Aviv University
20 June 2013
Mea Culpa. I attended the conference in June and promised to blog. Here am I more than four months later, still writing. It’s become like an irritating term paper you finish on principle after you have passed the course, without it. Much of it was finished it off in my hotel room in Yerevan, Armenia (blog to come) so if it’s scrappy, so be it.
Thanks to Caroline Glick’s Israel’s twenty year nightmare for the inspiration to complete the job. Whats a few extra months in twenty years? Continue reading
Dr. Boaz Ganor – The Definition of Terrorism: A Fundamental Counter-Terrorism Measure
Boaz Ganor’s closing remarks at the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism at my alma mater, IDC, Herzliya. Share the link to his video widely. Read his letter. Continue reading
Yasser Abbas libel case dismissed
The critics who look at every alleged Israeli infraction through a distorted microscope and every Palestinian one with the lens cap on will ignore this. The libel case against an analyst who accused Mahmud Abbas’s sons of profiting from corruption, their father’s, has been dismissed. Continue reading
Worth thinking about.
Natanyahu’s UN speech will convince no one, but it will allow us, next year, to say “We told you so!”
For whatever that’s worth.
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Have you noticed that no matter how closely the Hate Israel Lobby approach Medieval antisemitic memes the more they claim that ‘criticism of Israel is not antisemitism’?
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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