On the other hand

March 17, 2019 by  

Purim is just around the corner which means that parents and children are busy trying to decide which fancy dress costume they will masquerade in. Read more

Ian Lawrence  z”l

March 12, 2019 by  

The funeral this week in Jerusalem of Ian Lawrence, a former Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand, marked the closing chapter in a long and interesting family history. Read more

On the other hand

March 9, 2019 by  

Israel’s space capsule is orbiting in space and hopefully is still on course for a moon landing on 11 April. Read more

On the other hand

March 3, 2019 by  

Purim is fast approaching which means that children and adults alike have some hard decisions to make as to which fancy dress costume they will cavort around in this year. Read more

Multi choice mayhem

March 1, 2019 by  

Registration for Israel’s election has closed and voters now have the task of making an informed choice from a bewildering array of no less than a record forty-six political parties. Read more

On the other hand

February 23, 2019 by  

In a week when election political shenanigans reached a new low, it is a welcome relief to bask in the latest positive achievements making Israel a leader in many fields. Read more

Global warning

February 22, 2019 by  

There is a great debate going on as to whether the world’s climate is changing and if so what or who is responsible. Read more

On the other hand

February 16, 2019 by  

The UNHRC prepares to issue its infamous blacklist of Israeli companies and businesses. Read more

Turn off the taps

February 15, 2019 by  

What is the first thing you do when you discover that water intended for your household’s use is being diverted because of a malfunction in the pipes leading to your home? Read more

On the other hand

February 9, 2019 by  

Political party primaries are in full swing with aspiring politicians vying for a top spot on their respective party lists. Read more

Always in the news

February 8, 2019 by  

Since time immemorial Jews have always been in the news. Read more

On the other hand

February 2, 2019 by  

Israel’s myriad assortments of political parties are busy launching their manifestos in anticipation of elections in April. Promises of a future era of paradise flow like the winter rains. Read more

Call me Harry

February 1, 2019 by  

Towards the end of last year, I attended a diplomatic conference in Jerusalem where attendees from the diplomatic corps, media and students of international affairs were present. Read more

On the other hand

January 27, 2019 by  

We have just celebrated Tu B’Shevat – the Jewish festival devoted to planting trees and ecological awareness. Right on cue, the first buds are appearing and some trees are already blossoming. Read more

Abbas, Malaysia and the UN – perfect partners

January 25, 2019 by  

It is said that marriages are made in heaven. However, when it comes to Abbas, Malaysia and the United Nations we can confidently claim that their partnerships were forged in hell. Read more

On the other hand

January 21, 2019 by  

Islamic jihadists are busy exporting terror to all parts of the world. Meanwhile, Israel works non stop to make the world a better place…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

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

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