Will we ever learn?

January 18, 2019 by  

It seems that no matter how many times we are faced with life-threatening situations many people never seem to draw the logical conclusions….writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

January 13, 2019 by  

The five-year drought has officially ended. This winter’s bountiful rainfall so far has started to replenish a depleted Kinneret although there is still a long way to go before it will be fully restored to acceptable levels…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Is anyone listening?

January 11, 2019 by  

Quote of the week: “you cannot change what you refuse to confront.”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Not just trees

January 7, 2019 by  

For sixty-six educators from Australia and one lone New Zealander currently touring Israel on a ten-day KKL-JNF educational seminar, it has been full of eye-opening encounters. Read more

On the other hand

January 6, 2019 by  

2018 may have ended but that does not mean Israel’s cutting-edge technological achievements have ceased…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Off to a flying start

January 4, 2019 by  

With the starter’s gun still reverberating and 2019 just dawning the election steeplechase has already attracted a crowded field ranging from old grey mares to young untrained fillies and would be stallions…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

December 29, 2018 by  

Between now and April there will be an avalanche of election induced material designed to influence and persuade us as to which party is best suited to receive our vote of confidence. Read more

Election fever & other ailments

December 28, 2018 by  

Israel is currently experiencing an outbreak of measles as a result of irresponsible parents not vaccinating their children against this childhood disease…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

December 22, 2018 by  

Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with the pace of Israeli discoveries, inventions and innovations especially when the media focuses exclusively on negative news…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Fair dinkum mate?

December 21, 2018 by  

You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time…writes Michael Kuttner.

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On the other hand

December 15, 2018 by  

It is mid-December already and we are still waiting for the really nasty winter weather to arrive. Despite a recent downpour much more rain is needed to replenish the Kinneret and underground aquifers…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Morally bankrupt…writes Michael Kuttner

December 14, 2018 by  

A definition of this malady states: “moral bankruptcy is the stage a country or organization reaches when it trades away or violates too many of its core values and commitments.” Read more

On the other hand

December 8, 2018 by  

We are in the midst of commemorating Chanukah when we remember the miracles which occurred during the liberation of Judea and the rededication of the Temple in our Capital of Jerusalem. Read more

Mixed messages…writes Michael Kuttner

December 7, 2018 by  

It is not always easy to decide whether expressions of appreciation are genuine messages of solidarity or merely politically expedient and opportunist attempts to curry support. Read more

On the other hand

December 1, 2018 by  

At the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Forum which I attended recently in Jerusalem presentations were made by various experts on the latest innovations and developments taking place in Israel…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

International amnesia

November 30, 2018 by  

There are two very important events commemorated in Israel at the end of November which the rest of the world have either deliberately wiped from their collective memory or conveniently decided to distort…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

The Leifer saga shleps on

November 29, 2018 by  

After eleven months the courtroom soap opera-like drama concerning the extradition of Malka Leifer to Australia continues. Read more

On the other hand

November 24, 2018 by  

Air BNB and the UK Quakers have joined the ranks of those who boycott us. Read more

Another week – more insanity

November 23, 2018 by  

If there is one thing that can be guaranteed, apart from death and taxes, it is that life in Israel is never boring or dull…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference

November 22, 2018 by  

Diplomats from a wide variety of countries as well as media journalists and representatives of a myriad of advocacy groups have attended the 7th Diplomatic Conference hosted by the Jerusalem Post took place on Wednesday 21 November at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem. Read more

On the other hand

November 17, 2018 by  

Having endured several days of bombardment by rockets from Gaza the long-suffering residents of southern communities now face an uncertain temporary ceasefire…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Postponing the inevitable again

November 16, 2018 by  

If ever you needed an example of how misguided appeasement inevitably makes a situation worse, the current terror from Gaza is the perfect proof…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

November 10, 2018 by  

How many times do you read, hear or see positive news in the general media about the contributions that Israel is making to humanity? Read more

On the other hand…Michael Kuttner

November 3, 2018 by  

It seems almost unbelievable that in a week when Jewish worshippers were gunned down in the USA there should be any good news to report…but what about a 95-yr-old enjoying his first sky dive and a revolutionary way to store food? Read more

A never ending battle…writes Michael Kuttner

November 2, 2018 by  

The massacre of Jewish worshippers in a Pittsburgh Synagogue has shattered any illusion that “it can’t happen here.” Read more

On the other hand

October 28, 2018 by  

Jordan wants to cancel part of its “peace” treaty with Israel. Abbas follows suit and threatens to abrogate signed agreements. Hamas and Hezbollah feverishly prepare to amass stockpiles of rockets targeting Israeli civilians…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Squalls on the horizon

October 26, 2018 by  

We are slowly transitioning from summer to autumn and if past performance is anything to go by winter will arrive with a bang…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand…Michael Kuttner

October 21, 2018 by  

Hamas exports rockets by firing them at Israeli civilian targets. Read more

Chelm is alive and well…writes Michael Kuttner

October 19, 2018 by  

Chelm was a mythical Yiddish-speaking town which had a disproportionate share of shlemiels and shlemazels whose mind-boggling stupidity provided an endless source of merriment and mirth. Read more

On the other hand

October 14, 2018 by  

In Israel, temperatures are cooling as we head into autumn, (or fall if you are American), and with the Chagim over, a working week has returned to a more normal six days…writes Michael Kuttner.  Read more

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