On the other hand

May 18, 2018 by  

With the international media in full flow presenting distorted news about developments in Israel here is an opportunity to learn about some positive developments not likely to hit the headlines in your local news media. Read more

Abbas and Hamas stage non-peaceful rage

May 18, 2018 by  

As per the pre-determined script designed for media and gullible politicians alike, Jerusalem Day and shifting the US Embassy to the Capital produced the desired results…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Mazaltov! Michael Kuttner in Israel watching Eurovision Song Contest

May 14, 2018 by  

What a way for Israel to start a week in which we celebrate reunited Jerusalem and the opening of the US Embassy in our Capital. Read more

On the other hand

May 13, 2018 by  

The headlines may be full of Iranian duplicity and excitement about transfer of the American Embassy to Jerusalem but undetected by the media is news about more discoveries, innovations and positive developments issuing forth from Zion. Read more

The land of Zion and Jerusalem

May 11, 2018 by  

These final words of Hatikvah, Israel’s National Anthem resonate as never before in a week when the flawed Iranian nuclear deal gets Trumped, we celebrate Jerusalem Day and the shift of the US Embassy to the Capital…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

May 6, 2018 by  

In a week when Iran was caught yet again with its fingers in the cookie jar and our peace partners once more showed their true intentions it is refreshing to learn about some positive developments which impact our lives.

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Living in interesting times…writes Michael Kuttner

May 4, 2018 by  

This ancient Chinese blessing or curse is certainly applicable in this part of the world where there are definitely no dull moments. Read more

On the other hand

April 28, 2018 by  

Israel is being inundated by a rare spring rain storm accompanied by thunder, lightening, hail, torrential rain and flash floods. Damage and fatalities have ensued. Read more

Anzac Day in Jerusalem

April 27, 2018 by  

The Commonwealth War Memorial Cemetery in Jerusalem was the site of the annual Anzac Day commemoration. Read more

Out of all proportion

April 27, 2018 by  

We are admonished almost on a daily basis that our reaction to any threat or terror must be “proportional.” Read more

On the other hand

April 21, 2018 by  

We are privileged to be living at a time to witness the miraculous restoration of Jewish sovereignty in our ancestral homeland and the ingathering of our dispersed people from all parts of the globe. Read more

Who would have believed it?

April 20, 2018 by  

“Independence is never given to a People – it has to be earned and once earned must be defended.” Read more

On the other hand

April 15, 2018 by  

In the aftermath of the Shoah the expectation was that the Jewish People would take generations to recover from this catastrophic experience…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Out of the shadows

April 13, 2018 by  

Once upon a time not so long ago public manifestations of hatred against Jews lurked mainly in the shadows…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

April 8, 2018 by  

A record number of pilgrims, Jewish and non-Jewish, gathered in Jerusalem during the week of Passover and Easter. They were able to witness for themselves the exciting positive developments taking place here. Read more

The real riot agenda

April 5, 2018 by  

Quote of the day: “A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

April 2, 2018 by  

On Seder night we remember the plagues which afflicted the Egyptians until Pharaoh let the Hebrews go. In the Promised Land today we marvel at the amazing miracles which a liberated nation is providing for the benefit of humanity. Read more

Time to reset your GPS…writes Michael Kuttner

March 30, 2018 by  

The annual commemoration of our ancestors’ exodus from Egypt could not be occurring at a more auspicious time. Read more

Special Bar Mitzvah celebration promises happier Pesach holiday for 120 orphans

March 27, 2018 by  

For 120 orphan boys, this Passover will be infused with an additional dose of unexpected joy as the result of an initiative of Colel Chabad, Israel’s longest running social services organisation, which provided the boys with a Bar Mitzvah celebration including gifts and a lavish ceremony. Read more

On the other hand

March 25, 2018 by  

In the week before Passover we eliminate leavened products from our homes. Good news however continues to proliferate…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Combating antisemitism

March 23, 2018 by  

The 6th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism has just concluded in Jerusalem having been attended by over a thousand participants from Israel and 83 countries around the world the conference covered a wide range of topics dealing with the rising tide of Jew hatred. Read more

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

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