On the other hand

February 23, 2020 by  

As we hurtle towards round three in our general elections the frenetic canvassing of voters by desperate political parties is in stark contrast to the switched-off interest shown by those targeted. Read more

We Are on the List Again

February 21, 2020 by  

As any student of Jewish history soon learns certain events keep repeating themselves in every generation. Read more

On the other hand

February 16, 2020 by  

We truly live in Orwellian times. Read more

The next act

February 14, 2020 by  

The latest attempt at bringing a resolution to more than seven decades of Arab refusal to accept the validity of Jewish sovereignty is inevitably following a familiar script. Read more

On the other hand

February 9, 2020 by  

Abbas declares a thousand no’s for peace with Israel, Nancy Pelosi rips up Trump’s State of the Union speech and the Corona Virus causes mayhem throughout the world. Read more

A deal you can’t refuse?

February 7, 2020 by  

The quote “beware of Greeks bearing gifts” came to mind as President Trump’s “deal of the century” was unveiled amidst much pomp and ceremony. Read more

On the other hand

February 2, 2020 by  

The challenges presented by neighbours who do not want us here never daunted the early pioneers. Instead, they determined to surmount all barriers and as a result, Israel is a leading country in various fields. Read more

After the Holocaust Forum

January 31, 2020 by  

The VIP’s have departed, Jerusalem roads are back to their normal congested state and Israelis are now bracing for inevitable fallout from the “deal of the century.” Read more

On the other hand

January 26, 2020 by  

Many world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th. Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and eulogize the millions who were murdered in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany, their allies and collaborators in various countries. Read more

If only…

January 24, 2020 by  

There are many times in life when one can look back and proclaim: “if only events had been different the results would not have been so dire.” Read more

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

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