On the other hand…120th edition

January 19, 2020 by  

This is the 120th edition of “on the other hand” but unlike the traditional Jewish greeting I hope that the good news from Israel will continue for quite some time. Read more

You had better believe them

January 17, 2020 by  

The new year has started off, as predicted, in spectacular fashion with more inflammatory rhetoric against Israel. Read more

On the other hand

January 12, 2020 by  

At the moment Israelis are fully occupied in coping with torrential winter downpours, flooded roads and freezing temperatures. Read more

Will we ever learn?

January 10, 2020 by  

The long-overdue dispatch to “martyrs paradise” of one of the world’s leading plotters and purveyors of terror has unleashed a not unexpected avalanche of hypocritical hysteria. Read more

On the other hand

January 4, 2020 by  

Welcome to 2020. Read more

Warning: Climate Change

January 3, 2020 by  

The subject of climate change is one which is guaranteed to generate plenty of heat regardless of whether one is a sceptic or a believer. Read more

On the other hand

December 28, 2019 by  

This year Jews and Christians are celebrating their respective Festivals at the same time and nowhere is this more evident than in the very country where the historical events actually took place. Read more

Has anything changed?

December 27, 2019 by  

We are in the midst of what is commonly known as the “festive season.” Read more

On the other hand

December 22, 2019 by  

During the current session of the United Nations General Assembly, no fewer than EIGHTEEN resolutions against Israel will be debated and voted on. Read more

One down, two to go

December 20, 2019 by  

You could almost hear the collective sighs of relief from British Jews as the results of the election became evident. Read more

On the other hand

December 15, 2019 by  

At long last, the heavens have opened and the first storm of the winter resulted in precipitation causing floods. Read more

Listen and learn

December 13, 2019 by  

Quote: “If you are not listening you are not learning” (President L.B.Johnson) Read more

On the other hand

December 8, 2019 by  

It is just as well that our innovators, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs keep Israel in the forefront of international achievements. Read more

 Is it good for the Jews?

December 6, 2019 by  

Thursday 12 December 2019 is crunch day for United Kingdom Jews. Whatever the results of the elections, on Friday 13th, the fallout and aftermath will not be good news. Read more

On the other hand

December 1, 2019 by  

Another week and still no Government coalition has been formed. If ever there was a time to proclaim “enough already” it is now. Read more

At the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference

November 29, 2019 by  

Many foreign diplomats accredited to Israel together with media representatives gathered last week at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem for the JP diplomatic conference…Michael Kuttner attended for J-Wire. Read more

Best left unsaid

November 29, 2019 by  

Quote: “words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.” (Homer) Read more

On the other hand

November 24, 2019 by  

In a welcome surprise for many and an unpleasant surprise for others, the US Secretary of State announced that henceforth Jews residing in Judea and Samaria would no longer be considered “illegal.” Read more


November 22, 2019 by  

One quote and two definitions of “charades” sum up more than adequately the Mickey Mouse situation we are currently confronted with. Read more

On the other hand

November 17, 2019 by  

Once again it is raining rockets from Gaza as the terrorists target civilians in southern and central Israel. Read more

Anniversary blues

November 15, 2019 by  

Anniversaries usually come in two varieties, either commemorating happy or sad occasions. Read more

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

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