On the other hand…

March 18, 2018 by  

With election speculation subsiding and the winter session of the Knesset ending we can now concentrate on productive good news of which there is no shortage…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

You’re fired!

March 16, 2018 by  

Food items more often than not have a use by or expiry date clearly marked. It’s a pity that the same health warning is not employed when it comes to political leaders and aspiring politicians…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

March 11, 2018 by  

The winter rains have already ceased although political storms keep rumbling, but positive developments in many fields continue to precipitate…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Alternative Oscar nominees

March 9, 2018 by  

The annual Hollywood frenzy has concluded with winners clutching their awards and mouthing the usual inanities…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

March 3, 2018 by  

The new Middle East is still a mirage but Israel’s achievements in the fields of science, medicine and technology are certainly no dream…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Post Purim hangovers

March 2, 2018 by  

Once the Purim carnival festivities are over and the masks removed the real world again intrudes into our daily lives. Read more

On the other hand…

February 24, 2018 by  

While the fake Canaanites invent history at the UN, the modern miracle which is Israel continues to invent, innovate and improve life for all humanity. Read more


February 23, 2018 by  

Masks hide and disguise a person’s true intentions…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

February 17, 2018 by  

While political scandals continue to hog the media headlines the good news tends to get buried. Here are some of the latest positive developments from the Promised Land…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

A conversation with Rabbi John Levi

February 16, 2018 by  

Rabbi John Levi, Emeritus Rabbi of Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne, has been in Israel with his wife, Robyn, for the last six months. Read more

Irrational insanity…writes Michael Kuttner

February 16, 2018 by  

It has been one of those weeks again in which we have heard unbelievable utterances, read more misinformed media reporting and witnessed witless behaviour. Read more

On the other hand

February 10, 2018 by  

Good news about Israel is not news as far as the general media is concerned. That is why J-Wire brings you weekly updates on innovative and revolutionary developments which have the potential to make the world a better place. This is Tikkun Olam in action rather than meaningless slogans. Read more


February 9, 2018 by  

Decisions made by political leaders and those in authority usually reflect their priorities…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

February 3, 2018 by  

In a week when blacklists and boycott attempts abound and the Europeans demonstrate yet again how Poles apart we are, the Jewish State gets on with the job of promoting innovation and repairing humanity. Read more

Just when you think you have heard it all

February 2, 2018 by  

It seems there is no limit when it comes to covering news about Israel and Jews. This week in particular has served up yet more examples of the absurdities we face…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

January 27, 2018 by  

Despite rain and snow Lake Kinneret is still well below a satisfactory level. There is however no shortage of good news which keeps Israel at the forefront of making the world a better place. Read more

How not to make friends and influence people

January 26, 2018 by  

If ever one needed a crash course on the techniques involved in making or losing friends, recent events provided glorious examples…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Israeli cycling academy makes local history

January 23, 2018 by  

Calling it “a historic moment for Israeli sports and a great honour,” Israel’s first ever professional team, Israel Cycling Academy, has proudly accepted an invitation to participate in the Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s most significant sporting events, scheduled to begin in Jerusalem on May 4th. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

January 20, 2018 by  

While the rest of the world continues to obsess over what we may or may not do Israel gets on with innovating, assisting and making the planet a better place. Read more

Tunnel vision…writes Michael Kuttner

January 19, 2018 by  

Tunnels have been in the news recently. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

January 13, 2018 by  

Winter is well and truly here but rainfall is still far below what we require. Meantime there is no shortage of further medical advances, amazing innovations and heartwarming human drama. Read more

Turn off the taps…writes Michael Kuttner

January 12, 2018 by  

For far too long, terror groups and those associated with them have been awash with funds provided by Governments which deliberately ignore the consequences of their generosity. Read more

On the other hand

January 6, 2018 by  

Australia and New Zealand may be closed for the summer but here in Israel winter rains have finally arrived and good news keeps pouring forth…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Ready – Steady – Go!

January 5, 2018 by  

The civil year 2018 is barely out of the starting blocks and we are already witnessing events which without a doubt will impact all of us no matter where we live…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

December 30, 2017 by  

As 2017 fades and 2018 arrives, Israel continues to innovate and expand the boundaries of knowledge which benefit all. Read more

Oh Lordey – more sour notes from Down Under…writes Michael Kuttner

December 29, 2017 by  

Whether it is something in the water, plain old ignorance or political hypocrisy, whatever the reason, New Zealand has well and truly soiled its reputation when it comes to Israel in recent times. Read more

Abbas is broygus – who cares?

December 22, 2017 by  

For those whose understanding of Yiddish is rusty or non-existent a definition of broygus is: “not on speaking terms – in a state of estrangement”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

December 16, 2017 by  

During Chanukah we recite, “A great miracle occurred at this time.”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

A diplomatic encounter

December 15, 2017 by  

J-Wire’s Israel correspondent Michael Kuttner reports on a conversation he had with Chris Cannan, Australia’s Ambassador to Israel after his first six months in the post. Read more

Sound and fury

December 15, 2017 by  

Reality and the truth hurt especially for those accustomed to being coddled over many years by banal blandishments laced with an indecent dose of hypocrisy and double standards…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

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