A photograph suits an agenda and becomes viral. Sometimes, even frequently, the graphic doesn’t show what those sharing in the social media think it does. The BBC seems to have caught one of these. How we wish the BBC would show such an eagle eye for Palestinian fauxtography and Pallywood. Continue reading →
Five Minutes for Israel wishes our Jewish readers
a sweet and happy New Year
Some explanation required for this unconventional card
Creating festival cards has become a Five Minutes for Israel tradition. Mostly I use the traditional elements. In the past we have employed iconic Jewish New Year shofar blowers and apples dipped in honey.
This year I was inspired (or perhaps the Devil made me do it) to attempt something completely out of the box. Continue reading →
Isn’t it about time the Israeli authorities arrested Ahed Tamini AKA Shirley Temper?
The name might be unfamiliar to you but her shtick shouldn’t be. She poses for photo opportunities ‘threatening’ IDF soldiers while her mother and/or father (and the media) take stills and video.
This time, however, they crossed a very important line when she bit a soldier. That’s assault, even if you are twelve, thirteen, fourteen or fifteen. How old is she, anyway? If she began her ‘career’ as a twelve year old in 2012 she can hardly be, as often reported still twelve in 2015. Continue reading →
Israel advocates utilise cartoons as weapons as indeed do Israel Haters. One could say they do it better than we do. Here are three new cartoon projects that could turn that situation around. Continue reading →
As a general rule Five Minutes for Israel doesn’t discuss domestic politics. We know that Israel advocates vote for all mainstream parties. In addition we have only limited knowledge of democratic countries where we don’t live. However the recent poll that showed Jeremy Corbyn likely winning leadership of the United Kingdom Labour Party had me thinking, hard. Continue reading →
Stop calling Mohammad Kosba a kid. He was a 17 year old terrorist who attempted murder. It was just chance his intended victim was a soldier and not a civilian, the same age as he. To call him a teen on his way to pray, as did Mondoweiss† is truly risible.
Kosba wasn’t a ten year old who didn’t know any better. He was a burly young man with quite a bit of five o’clock shadow; a member of a Fatah family, distinguished by the death of his brothers while also stoning Israelis; who had photographs taken of himself posing with firearms. Continue reading →
Roger Hearing‘s piece. The ice-cream maker of Gaza could be written off if it was only yet another BBC magazine colour piece designed to show spunky Gazans (aren’t they all?) creatively surviving. but does that excuse him and the BBC failing, yet again, as journalists? Is it possible the BBC adds the boilerplate and doesn’t bother reading what the correspondent has written when they do it? Continue reading →
This is the text of a letter I wrote to , author of Gaza:land of the trapped, about the printed article. Reply to the video which, at least to my mind contains worse errors, will follow in a new post. Continue reading →
About the Book
Why is this book different from all other books about Israel? All other books tend to defend Israel. ISRAEL RECLAIMING THE NARRATIVE goes on the attack. Why should my country apologize for fighting for its right to exist?
ISRAEL RECLAIMING THE NARRATIVE prosecutes Israel’s enemies and defamers by exposing their hypocrisy and lies. From boycotters to replacement theologists, the media, leading politicians, a misguided public and, centrally, the Palestinians, are all are subject to scrutiny and found guilty of slander, violence, and abuse of the Jewish nation. The author takes you on a personal journey that allows you to feel the forces and emotions that affect the average Israeli.
ISRAEL RECLAIMING THE NARRATIVE calls famous witnesses, past and present, to illustrate the damage that Israel’s enemies are inflicting not only on Israel but also on the core values of democratic societies.