On the other hand

November 10, 2019 by  

Israel has switched from daylight saving summer time to winter mode. Read more

History revisited

November 8, 2019 by  

Quote: “History never repeats itself – Man always does.”  (Voltaire) Read more

On the other hand

November 4, 2019 by  

We have transitioned from summer to winter time and right on cue twenty four hours after we prayed for rain the heavens opened up. Read more

Reinforcing ties with Australia

November 1, 2019 by  

The new World Chairman of Keren Hayesod, Sam Grundwerg, is making his first visit to Australia in November. Read more

Differing perspectives

November 1, 2019 by  

It is extremely interesting to see how people living in different countries prioritize situations and events. Read more

Worthless words and shameful silence

October 25, 2019 by  

The unfolding tragedy now enveloping the Kurds, recent massacres of the Yazidis and current persecution of Christians & Bahai’s should be a stark reminder to Jews that history does indeed repeat itself. Read more

There is a chill in the air

October 11, 2019 by  

We are now into autumn (fall if you are an American) and in our part of the Promised Land in the hills of Judea, evenings and nights have a distinctly chilly feel to them. Read more

On the other hand

October 6, 2019 by  

The Government is still in a state of limbo with politicians failing to agree on a majority coalition. Read more

Decision time

October 4, 2019 by  

The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time for making decisions. Read more

On the other hand

September 28, 2019 by  

A New Year dawns and Israel stands poised to make yet another twelve months of record-shattering innovative achievements. Read more

Murky horizons

September 27, 2019 by  

Change is in the air, from politics to the weather and of course as we transition from the outgoing year to the uncertainties of a new year. Read more

On the other hand

September 22, 2019 by  

The post-election “balagan” is dominating the media at the moment. Read more

Take the next exit

September 20, 2019 by  

The election GPS app has spoken but unfortunately, at this stage, the current driver is ignoring its instructions. Read more

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

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