Arab/Palestinian – ME

US State Department Comments on Terrorism in Israel and the Territories

FirstOneThrough There were several terrorist attacks against Israeli Jews in early October 2015.  The US State Department gave very tepid comments about the murders, especially compared to how the US reacted to the arson attacks that claimed the lives of three Palestinian Arabs in July 2015.  When one considers that …

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The True Nakba of the New Palestinians.

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The Arabs who now call themselves Palestinians consider the Nakba as a pivotal event in their history. Nakba refers to the trauma of the failure of the mighty Arab nation to wipe out this little blotch on the map called Israel.  We Jews had the gall to come home and …

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Egypt cleaning up ‘Down Under’.

Egypt has been fighting a losing battle in the Sinai for a number of years now. With the overthrow of  Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 conflict the country became increasingly unstable and it created a security issue in the Sinai peninsula. Radical Islamic terrorists  in …

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The Wanton Destruction of Gaza.

Abbas has the chutzpah to complain about Israel ‘damaging’ the Al-Aqsa Mosque, when in Gaza they are destroying their history. This is just one video of what the Arab thugs have been doing to the place they claim is the third holiest place in Islam. A statement issued by the …

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Oxfam Impoverishes Palestinians

Oxfam is a household name which claims to be committed to ending poverty worldwide.  Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that …

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Arlene from Israel: Shifting Focus.

Sort of.  The Iran deal is of primary concern, and so, the major attention I’ve paid to it has been critically important.  In fact, I fully intend to return to this subject very soon.  It could not be otherwise, with Congress now re-convening and about to begin debate on the …

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Into the fray: Water, not heavy water, is Iran’s desperate need.

Iran faces unprecedented water shortage, so severe that much of the country could become uninhabitable and millions forced to emigrate. Our main problem [the water crisis] that threatens us, that is more dangerous than Israel, America or political fighting, is the issue of living in Iran. It is that the …

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From Southampton to Exeter, 109 miles of extremism.

A few months ago, I predicted the failed conference in Southampton would only be the start, so it comes as no surprise to see that several of the crew who were meant to have the main stage at Southampton are now gathering together for an exercise in propaganda at the …

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Countering the ‘shrinking Palestine Maps’ lie.

A timely piece posted with the permission of Edgar Davidson from the Blog of the same name. Please check it out. I read it a few years back when it was first published and is recommended as an excellent advocacy piece. One of the most pernicious and common lies propagated …

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VERY IMPORTANT – The Cry from Israel: “Chuck the Deal”

Please Share from Arlene Kushner Friends, this is not a “normal’ posting.  But it is an exceedingly important one.  Acting together we have a chance to block the Iran deal in Congress. What follows below is from my associate Jeff Daube, who heads the Israel office of ZOA. It is …

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Jim Crow for Jews & the Artificial Construction of Palestinian National Identity

The western-left today thinks that the Jews are oppressive to Muslims in the Middle East. They believe that Jewish Israelis are brutalizing and ethnically-cleansing the innocent “indigenous” population. In previous decades the so-called “Palestinian narrative” has taken hold of the western imagination.  Within that narrative, vicious and militaristic Jews marched …

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Into the Fray:The Iran deal – moronic, myopic, malevolent, mendacious

The most disingenuous & infuriating contentions made by supporters of the ignominious Iran “deal” is that its opponents offered no better alternative. Our goal is to get Iran to recognize it needs to give up its nuclear program and abide by the UN resolutions that have been in place…the deal …

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Considering a Failed Palestinian State.

Failed Countries. On July 9, 2011, the world welcomed a new country, South Sudan, which separated from Sudan. South Sudan rapidly became a failed state, one in which the central government lost the ability to control the security and economy of the country. Failed states suffer from many terrible and …

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Disproportionate Defenses of Israel & the Palestinian Authority

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) produced a report in the spring of 2015 about the war between Israel and the Palestinians in the summer of 2014. The UNHRC continued with a debate in June 2015 in which several “delegations strongly condemned Israel’s excessive and disproportionate military aggression against …

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Written in Cement.

Why is Gaza reconstruction so slow? Let me count the ways. How many BBC foreign correspondents does it take to change a light-bulb? None. The light-bulb is only broken if their favoured sources tell them that it is. Five Minutes for Israel hasn’t awarded a red clown nose for quite some …

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Daesh it all.

Self declared Five Minutes for Israel will try to to avoid using the descriptive name ‘Islamic State’ in favour of ‘DAESH’ or ‘self-declared Islamic State’. We suggest you do the same. There are several reasons to do this. While there is no doubt the bloodthirsty entity is Islamic it is hardly the only …

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The Narrative that Prevents Peace in the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

Everyone has a perspective. Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor, was credited with saying “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Our opinions and perspectives are shaped by many things including our backgrounds and biases. When two people look at …

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

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 …

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Palestinians agree Israel rules Jerusalem, world treats as divided.

The Palestinian Arabs and Israelis last managed to negotiate an agreement in September 1995. That agreement, Oslo II, was intended to be an interim agreement after which a permanent resolution was to be reached in five years. However, five years later in September 2000, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat walked away …

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Israeli Peace Process v Palestinian Divorce Proceedings.

Summary: The gap in resolving the long running Israel-Palestinian Question has to do with the goals of each party: the Israelis believe they have been engaged in a peace process between peoples while the Palestinians are negotiating a divorce settlement between countries. Politicians and the media – both well-meaning and …

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