David Guy

France-Israel not lovers/not friends?

If we can’t have France as a lover, can we at least have a genuine friend? French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the decision to vote in favour of a UNESCO report that ignores any Jewish link to Jerusalem was a ‘mistake’. French President Francois Hollande says it was a …

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Open Letter to the Honourable Julie Bishop MP

To the Honourable Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs Deputy Leader of the Australian Liberal Party UNRWA is the problem not the solution Dear Minister, When Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA Commissioner General came around begging did you throw him out of your office? You should have. UNRWA is part of …

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Kids throwing stones.

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 …

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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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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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Reply to Gaza: “Land of the trapped”

This is the text of a letter I wrote to Kevin Doyle, 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. ====== Dear Mr. Doyle, There doesn’t seem to be a comment …

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Owen Bennett-Jones carves up Middle East history.

  Sometimes looking at relationships in the Middle East is like watching Game of Thrones (without the gratuitous nudity). One needs a guide. This isn’t it. There are enough dubious facts and Israel obsessions in Owen Bennett-Jones’ Middle East map carved up by caliphates, enclaves and fiefdoms for this to be the ‘official’ …

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Labor lost and is not likely to win any time soon.

This is the article I wanted to write one week before the recent Israeli elections but I chickened out.  Who wanted to predict inevitable defeat for the strangely named Zionist Camp, or is that Union, when the polls and the pundits were already celebrating victory?  The dust has settled but not the …

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