Monthly Archives: July 2015

Jabotinsky and the Light Rail.

Earlier today…last week, last month, last year…I wrote about the light rail being stoned…here’s a picture of what it looks like. Note that this is right before the Shuafat station (I recognize the building in the background)…right as the light rail train goes THROUGH this Arab neighborhood allowing passengers from …

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Arlene from Israel – How Many?

How many times can I write about the P5+1 negotiations with Iran and demonstrate how Obama has caved even further?  How outrageous and terrifying and jaw-droppingly perverse it all is? The new deadline for completion is tomorrow, July 7th.  And so I must return to this subject once again.  I …

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Could Lego anti-Israel activism come to Academia?

Lego has been around since 1958, and ranks as one of the most popular toys amongst kids and adults alike. These colourful bricks provide hours of imaginative play, with endless possibilities for increasing fine-motor development and problem solving, among other skills. They were designed by a Danish carpenter,Ole Kirk Christiansen, …

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Michael Oren Names a Villain.

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, has recently published his highly anticipated memoir, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. In the weeks and months leading up to the publication much chatter arose suggesting that Oren primarily blamed US President Barack Obama for the deterioration of US-Israeli relations during …

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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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Arlene from Israel: “Facing Down Violence”

As has become my practice of late, I’m going to start with a good news item, saving the somber stuff for later.  Here we have a brief video that should put a smile on your face and a touch of hope in your heart: https://www.facebook.com/mirilavi/videos/10154126499312715/ ~~~~~~~~~~ We had better hold …

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OzTorah – Torah reading: Balak

DON’T BE A DONKEY. Some animals just have no luck. Chief amongst them is the donkey. Whilst the Code of Jewish Law says we should start the day like lions, bringing strength and power to the day’s commandments, everyone says, “Don’t be a donkey!” At times we talk about being …

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In the Name of Allah

In the name of allah, the most gracious, the most merciful, Palestinians stoned a bus filled with children yesterday. In the name of allah, the most gracious, the most merciful, a Palestinian woman approached a young Israeli woman and stabbed her in the neck. (Full disclosure, the young woman, aged …

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