After Balfour the war still had to be won
His Majesty’s Government may have viewed with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. In 1917 the British still had to defeat the Ottoman who had ruled for five hundred years.
This is how minor accidents are recycled into anti Israel propaganda. Decide for yourself whether this is lazy journalism or straight out deception. Continue reading
One hundred years after Balfour
Should Britain apologise… to Israel?
With all the Balfour centenary kerfuffle and Palestinian demands for an apology for the Balfour declaration I don’t think anyone has discussed whether Perfidious Albion should issue an apology to Israel.
Postscript to ‘The Palestinians are upset’
We are pleased to note that two of the four complaints we made have been addressed. All references to the head of the Palestinian delegation in Australia as ambassador have been corrected. The offensive illustration has been removed. Continue reading
Palestinian ‘symbol of struggle’?
Palestinian ‘ambassador’ to Australia?
We can’t imagine why the New South Wales Police (Australia) might associate ‘Palestinian’ head scarfs with terrorism. Can you? </SARC> Continue reading
Congratulations to the four Jewish Nobel Prize winners of 2017
There is some discussion about five or even six members of the tribe getting a gong. I will add to the four already identified if evidence is produced.
In the meantime congratulations to Richard Thaler, Michael Rosbach, Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss.
Trump: Giving Peace ‘A Shot’
The President of the United States could have worded his failure only just a little worse. He could have ‘taken a stab’ at peace negotiations before not moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Continue reading
Demolition Deletion Notice
When Five Minutes for Israel debuted way back in 2010 we began a subscriber drive and thousands of you registered. However administration proved too difficult and we quickly dropped the idea. However you all remained, quietly, undisturbed, in a database.
The Five Minutes for Israel website is under assault from hackers. The tech guys advise me to delete you all. It won’t hurt.
If you receive some form of ‘delete’ notice. This is the reason. Stay around. Read something.
Virtue signalling is NOT a good reason for Ireland, or anyone else, to recognise the Palestinian State
This post is a response to Symbolic step of Ireland recognising Palestine would mean so much by T.P. O’Mahony in the Irish Examiner on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017.
Ireland should not recognise a Palestinian State because:
- It does not fulfil three of the four legal qualifications for statehood,
- If a state arises it will inevitably bring on war – not simply against Israel but also between Palestinian and Palestinian and others,
- Recognition would reinforce the Palestinian belief that they don’t have to make the necessary concessions for peace with Israel ,
- Both the current Fatah-led Palestinian Authority and Hamas-led Gaza have disgraceful human rights records, call for genocide and ethnic cleansing – and they pass this on to their children.
Put simply recognising Palestine is not in the interests of Ireland, the world or even the Palestinians. It is an empty gesture. (If you pretend that O’Mahony has the interests of Israel or Jews at heart you’re mad as a box of frogs). Continue reading