On the other hand

September 15, 2019 by  

Between the growing threats from a nuclear cheating Iran, rockets from Hamas controlled Gaza and increasing terror plots from Hezbollah one can be forgiven for believing that good news has been banished from the Israeli scene. Read more

Toss of the coin

September 13, 2019 by  

Mercifully we are heading down the straight towards the finishing line on 17 September at which time citizens will need to make an informed decision as to which group of politicians will make up our next governing coalition. Read more

On the other hand

September 8, 2019 by  

We are into the final lap of the election campaign and the overblown rhetoric is raging like a force five hurricane. Read more

Neither fake nor fiction

September 6, 2019 by  

We happen to be living at a time when the deluge of news makes it very difficult to sort out the fake from the real facts. Read more

On the other hand

September 1, 2019 by  

Israeli parents (and grandparents) are heaving sighs of relief as the long hot school summer vacation finally draws to a close and students prepare to return to their classrooms. Read more

Derangement runs riot

August 30, 2019 by  

Quote: “We live in a deranged age, more deranged than usual because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, humans have not the faintest idea who they are or what they are doing.” Read more

On the other hand

August 25, 2019 by  

Another week with more drama as Israel winds up to elections again on 17 September. Read more

Theatre of the absurd

August 23, 2019 by  

We have experienced acts of absurdity this past week so ludicrous as to defy any sort of logical explanation. Read more

On the other hand

August 18, 2019 by  

The stark contrasts between tragedy and triumph, mourning and joy, are often evident in overabundance in Israel. Read more

Never say never

August 16, 2019 by  

Whenever you hear or read about politicians or political parties stating that they will never embark on a particular course of action your alarm bells should start ringing. Read more

On the other hand

August 11, 2019 by  

Israel’s latest communication satellite has just been launched into space. Read more

Home and away

August 9, 2019 by  

Like the long-running Australian soap opera, this week’s local and overseas events contained a kaleidoscope of drama, villains and recurring themes. Read more

On the other hand

August 4, 2019 by  

Boycotters of Israel are active in many countries the latest example being Canada where the Federal Court has decreed that wines produced in Judea and Samaria cannot be labelled as products of Israel. Read more

A most dangerous season

August 2, 2019 by  

We are now in the midst of the three weeks, that period between 17 Tammuz and 9 Av, which commemorates the destruction of both Temples and other historical calamities. Read more

On the other hand

July 28, 2019 by  

In most countries summer vacation time means a virtual shutdown as employees, employers and their families take a well-earned rest and the pace of life slows down. Read more

Who blinks first?

July 26, 2019 by  

The whole idea of deterrence is to convince your enemy that you are willing and able to make it so painful for them to continue on a threatening or bellicose course that they change their behaviour.” Read more

On the other hand

July 21, 2019 by  

Students are enjoying their long hot summer vacation and schools, universities, as well as other educational facilities, are taking a well-earned rest. Read more

The power of words

July 19, 2019 by  

How many still recall the old saying some of our parents taught us when we were children that “sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you?” Read more

On the other hand

July 14, 2019 by  

What a contrast. At the same time that the Palestinian Arab Authority increases its payments to “martyrs” and murderers of Israelis incarcerated in Israeli jails it pleads poverty and appeals to the international community for more money. Read more

For everything there is a season

July 12, 2019 by  

There are certain times in our lives when momentous events are destined to occur. Read more

On the other hand

July 7, 2019 by  

Climate change “experts” are predicting doom and gloom as they have been doing for many years now. Read more

Unearthing the evidence

July 5, 2019 by  

Definition of archaeology: “the study of human history and prehistory through the excavations of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.” Read more

On the other hand

June 30, 2019 by  

In addition to cutting edge technological achievements, Israel is also a country where miraculous events occur and history is made and rediscovered. Read more

It’s not the money, honey

June 28, 2019 by  

One would have thought by now everyone might have woken up to the fact that it is not a lack of money which prevents peace from breaking out between Israel and the PLO. Read more

On the other hand

June 23, 2019 by  

In Israel, the long summer school vacation is about to commence. Read more

Carrots or sticks

June 21, 2019 by  

Definition: a policy of offering a combination of reward and punishment to induce good behaviour. Read more

On the other hand

June 16, 2019 by  

Like the endless blue skies and soaring temperatures of an Israeli summer, the daily dose of amazing positive achievements makes us aware that good news does occur even if you do not read or hear about in your local media. Read more

Enough already

June 14, 2019 by  

Anonymous quote: “There is a time to be nice and there is a time to say enough already.” Read more

On the other hand

June 10, 2019 by  

Resilience has always been the hallmark of the Jewish People. Read more

Scam alert

June 7, 2019 by  

“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten and the lie became the truth” – George Orwell 1984. Read more

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