Time to “get over it?”

April 24, 2020 by  

Yom Hashoah, the annual commemoration of the Holocaust, takes place every year in Israel and elsewhere immediately after Passover. Read more

On the other hand

April 19, 2020 by  

We have just successfully navigated through a locked-down Passover and now face a still uncertain future. Read more

Corona casualties and other symptoms

April 17, 2020 by  

Apart from the tragic toll of lives and devastated families this pandemic has also let loose ancient demons. Read more

On the other hand

April 5, 2020 by  

This Pesach millions of Jews throughout the world will be “home alone” as they sit down to celebrate the Seder and the entire week of the Festival. Read more

Why this night will definitely be different

April 3, 2020 by  

As Jewish families worldwide gather this year to celebrate the beginning of Pesach (Passover) there will be no need to ask why “is this night different from all other nights?” Read more

On the other hand

March 29, 2020 by  

Scenes of stranded backpackers at airports and remote places throughout the world have featured on news bulletins as the coronavirus pandemic takes hold. Read more

No worries mate

March 27, 2020 by  

The coronavirus pandemic has produced some amazing and heartwarming moments as health workers and others literally put their lives on the line in an endeavour to combat this plague. Read more

On the other hand

March 22, 2020 by  

An eerie silence prevails as Israelis hunker down and prepare to ride out an uncertain future. Read more

Unchartered territory

March 20, 2020 by  

Much is made of the fact that the coronavirus pandemic now spreading chaos worldwide is something unprecedented. Read more

On the other hand

March 15, 2020 by  

Israel is in lockdown with most flights from and into the country cancelled and anyone returning from overseas required to self-quarantine for two weeks. Read more

Delaying the inevitable

March 13, 2020 by  

Trying to prevent events which are spiralling out of control from actually happening is an exercise in futility. Read more

On the other hand

March 8, 2020 by  

The coronavirus has arrived in Israel with many people in quarantine and tourists from certain countries banned. Read more

On the other hand

March 1, 2020 by  

Crunch time has arrived as we troop wearily for the third time to the polling booth in an endeavour to elect a governing coalition. Read more

Lottery time plus reality check

February 28, 2020 by  

Taking a lottery ticket without knowing whether you will be a winner or loser seems eerily similar to our forthcoming third round of elections. Read more

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

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