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

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

December 9, 2017 by  

The Festival of Chanukah is approaching and for those of us privileged to live in or near Jerusalem the miracle of this joyous occasion is evident everywhere we look. Read more

The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference

December 8, 2017 by  

The JP Diplomatic Conference took place on Wednesday 6 December and as usual attracted a variety of speakers ranging from politicians to diplomats and business leaders. J-Wire’s Michael Kuttner was there. Read more

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

December 8, 2017 by  

The Waldorf Rimon Junior High and High School in Pardes Hanna was recently the scene of a touch rugby carnival. Read more

Shameful…writes Michael Kuttner

December 8, 2017 by  

On 31 October at Beersheba I listened to endless platitudes, mutual back slapping and great sounding sentiments from the Prime Ministers of Australia and Israel and the Governor General of New Zealand. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

December 2, 2017 by  

It’s not always possible in the short space of seventy years to witness miraculous events as they occur. Those of us who were lucky enough to be alive in 1947 and are living today in Israel can testify to the fact that miracles do indeed happen. Read more

What a difference 70 years make

December 1, 2017 by  

29 November 1947 will live in history as a day of destiny for the Jewish People…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

November 25, 2017 by  

This week’s good news stories from Israel from Michael Kuttner. Read more

Fake peace partners and their willing helpers

November 24, 2017 by  

Anonymous quote: “when people are two-faced the only thing you will know for sure is that you can’t trust either of them”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

ON THE OTHER HAND

November 20, 2017 by  

From the depths of Jerusalem to the moon and with exiles returning home, amazing news from Israel continues. Read more

Revelations

November 17, 2017 by  

According to the dictionary definition, “revelations” are the act of making something known that was secret or a fact that is made known…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

November 11, 2017 by  

The dream of a re-established Jewish homeland enabled by Lord Balfour one hundred years ago is today a reality. Read more

Balfour at the Knesset

November 10, 2017 by  

An international conference discussing the significance of the Balfour Declaration has taken place at the Knesset in Jerusalem…reports Michael Kuttner. Read more

Demonisation and broken glass

November 10, 2017 by  

The resurgence of anti Jewish manifestations thinly disguised as anti Israel protests and the anniversary of Kristallnacht should remind us of the lessons which still need to be learnt…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

B & B – Beersheba and Balfour

November 3, 2017 by  

Two momentous anniversaries coincided within a few days of each other…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

A stone for Holocaust families

October 30, 2017 by  

Visiting Israel for the Anzac centenary commemorations, Peter Wise, Gary Weiss and Johnny Weiss, took the opportunity to dedicate a plaque at Yad Vashem in memory of their families murdered in the Holocaust. Read more

In the footsteps of heroes

October 30, 2017 by  

Among the thousands of visitors to Israel for the centenary commemorations of the Anzac liberation of Beersheba are Aborigine descendants of the original soldiers who took part in the battles. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

October 29, 2017 by  

One hundred years ago Anzac soldiers helped to liberate the yet unborn Jewish State from Ottoman oppression. Little did they realise what miracles would be forthcoming from the yet to be launched Israel. Read more

Missing in action

October 27, 2017 by  

Celebrations are an ideal opportunity for friends to gather and join in showing solidarity and friendship…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

October 21, 2017 by  

Discoveries, innovations and world “firsts” combined with other positive developments kick start the post (Jewish) New Year into high gear. Read more

Post holiday precipitation…writes Michael Kuttner

October 20, 2017 by  

On the last day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) we pray for rain over the forthcoming winter season. Read more

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