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Michael Kuttner

Reports from our man on the ground.

First published in jWire

Demonisation and broken glass

November 10, 2017

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.

As thousands gather to commemorate the anniversary of the night of broken glass how many will connect the dots and realise that the same virus which laid the groundwork for this pogrom is incubating in our very midst today?

Who would have imagined after the horrors of the Holocaust were finally revealed in 1945 that in 2017 Jews would once again be facing hate and demonisation? This time in addition to plain old hatred of Jews it also comes crudely disguised as hatred for the Jewish State. .... More

Balfour at the Knesset

An international conference discussing the significance of the Balfour Declaration has taken place at the Knesset in Jerusalem…reports Michael Kuttner. As stated on the invitation this gathering was intended to examine the historic context of the Declaration and look at the state of UK-Israel relations a century later. A most impressive line up of speakers promised to provide an enthralling and informative opportunity to learn more about the document and the relationship between the UK and Israel today. More

Previous articles by Michael

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Whose Land? A two part documentary series

A century after the Balfour Declaration of November 1917 the argument over the land – then known as Palestine (A name given by the Romans) – rages on.

Presented by Colonel Richard Kemp, this is a Must See film covering the history of the Jewish people's right to live in their homeland - Israel. Part One gives the foundation of Jews right to their homeland with films and maps from archives going back thousands of years. Part two will be available next year.
To order a copy go to TBL (Title Deed Media) https://whoseland.tv/ Copies can be ordered from Australia ษ25AU., United Kingdom or watched online.

Recent Letters to Media

Submitted to Sunday Star Times on November 7, 2017

Ron Robert's letter (5 Nov) conveniently left out the real ethnic cleansings in the Middle East. Over the last few years any Christian living in Iraq and Syria will have been either, “ethnically cleansed,” or probably murdered. As for the Jews they were ethnically cleansed some time ago. After 1948 at least 850,000 Jews were expelled from Islamic lands, no compensation, and no right of return. Probably just as well otherwise they would have subsequently been murdered. As an aside this is why Israel has to exist. Israel took the vast bulk of these people which equated roughly in number to the number of Muslims living in the West Bank after 1967. Perhaps an asset swap should have happened then. The Muslims would have been well ahead. The next target for ethnic cleansing, read murder, will be the Kurds, a people with their own language and culture and far more deserving of their own homeland, than some imaginary Palestinian people who are indistinguishable from their brothers in surrounding lands. I keep asking people like Ron Roberts, “If the 1967 borders were not acceptable to the Arabs then, what makes them acceptable now?” .... More letters

From Other Angles — Good News

Central Ohio man beats the odds thanks to bone marrow donor from Israel

November 11, 2017
GRANVILLE — A Granville man has a second chance of life, thanks to an Israeli soldier. .... More

ON THE OTHER HAND — #15

November 11, 2017 by Michael Kuttner

The dream of a re-established Jewish homeland enabled by Lord Balfour one hundred years ago is today a reality.
At the 1925 opening of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Balfour who was the guest of honor made this prophetic prediction:

“A new era has begun. The great cultural genius that came to an end, and that had been dormant for so many years, is now going to be renewed.”

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ON THE OTHER HAND — #8

21 August 2017 by Michael Kuttner

This week's examples illustrate how Israel continues to lead the world in so many ways.

FIRST TO PROVIDE AID:

Within 24 hours of hearing that Sierra Leone desperately needed food for the survivors of the recent devastating floods, Israel swung into action. Trucks with 20,000 meals arrived in the Capital of Freetown, distributed to those left homeless.

Israel was the first country to respond in a practical manner. While others dithered and set up committees to decide what to do, Israel acted. The next stage of Israel's assistance will be the provision of antibiotics to deal with the possibility of an outbreak of cholera.

THE LAND OF MILK, HONEY AND NOW WHISKY:

The country's first whiskey distillery is preparing to release Israel's first single malt.
Although wine has been produced in the Holy Land for millennia, and modern Israeli wines have gained international renown in recent years, whisky production is new to the country.

The Milk and Honey distillery was established in 2013. It does not work on Shabbat so its products carry the highest Kashrut certification. Exports are slated to commence in 2019.

ANOTHER MEDICAL ADVANCE:

Following surgery to remove cancerous growths and tumors, conventional medical practice has been to refrain from any additional intervention for a period of several weeks before and after the surgery. That means no chemotherapy, radiation or immune therapy.

New research from Israel says that may be a fatal mistake.

The researchers found that, rather than do nothing, if they applied a specific drug regimen consisting of a beta blocker and an anti-inflammatory, they could reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. The recommended inexpensive drug cocktail is considered safe and consists of Deralin (used to reduce blood pressure and anxiety) and Etopan (which reduces inflammation).

The researchers were amazed with the results. The next step is a longer scale clinical trial. Positive results will lead to a brighter future for oncology patients.

ECONOMIC PEACE:

Far from the daily media headlines and negative reports there is a quiet revolution taking place. Watch this short video and learn how Arabs and Jews are forging working relationships which can lay the foundation for future peaceful relations.

These are the enterprises which the proponents of BDS are campaigning to destroy. Ask yourselves this question: “who is really working for peace? Israelis providing employment and remuneration or those dedicated to boycotts, divestment and sanctions?”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwJ9JX95u5Q

Other Good News Articles

Relating to NZ +

In New Zealand Mosque - Shia leader's denial of the Holocaust and call for destruction of Israel.

A disturbing hate-speech-laden video has emerged, from a mosque in Pakuranga, Auckland, which promotes Holocaust denial and calls for the destruction of Israel.

Go to article at Shalom Kiwi

ISRAEL STORIES IN THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD – 2016

Our analysis of the New Zealand Herald's coverage of Israel shows some inprovement, but all isn't right yet. More

First New Zealand Innovation Mission flies to Israel

50 business people came to meet leading Israeli innovators and explore collaborations between the two countries. ... More

New Zealand prof compares SodaStream to Nazi company

3/24/2016. Supposed hate crimes expert Scott Poynting quits after writing letter to newspaper, comparing SodaStream and IG Farben. Read Article at Stuff


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