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Yoram Ettinger is a former ambassador and head of "Second Thought: a U.S.-Israel initiative."

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger


July 18, 2018 12:57 pm
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What Role Should the US Play in the Peace Process?

All US Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives -- initiated by Democratic and Republican presidents -- have failed. They were doomed to failure by the tendency to downplay the complex intra-Arab/Muslim...

June 25, 2018 8:51 am
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Leaving the UN Human Rights Council Was the Right Decision

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the one hand and human rights on the other hand constitute a classic oxymoron, as underlined by the...

June 19, 2018 7:33 am
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US Interests Require Israel on the Golan Heights

JNS.org - US interests in the Middle East and beyond are well-served by a strategically contained Syria. Historically, Syria has been a tectonic, volatile platform of violent, intolerant,...

May 2, 2018 11:12 am
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Lag Ba’Omer Guide for the Perplexed, 2018

Lag Ba'Omer (ל"ג בעומר) is celebrated on the 33rd day following the first day of Passover (in Jewish numerology: ל=30, ג=3). It commemorates the victory...

April 19, 2018 4:24 pm
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The US and Its Allies Bombed Syria. Now What?

JNS.org - The US bombing of Syria could resurrect America’s posture of deterrence and evolve into a geostrategic game-changer in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout...

March 28, 2018 3:23 pm
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Demographic Time Bomb? Mistaken or Misleading

JNS.org –  The “demographic time bomb” concept accords mythical standards to Arab fertility and European standards to Jewish fertility, ignoring the Westernization of Arab fertility and the...

March 27, 2018 2:37 pm
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Passover Guide for the Perplexed — Especially in the USA

1. According to the late professor Yehudah Elitzur, one of Israel’s pioneers of Biblical research, the Exodus took place in the second half of the 15th century BCE,...

January 30, 2018 10:39 am
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Arbor Day (Tu Bishvat) Guide for the Perplexed

1. Judaism stipulates four new years celebration -- one of them is the New Year for the trees, Tu Bishvat (Arbor Day), the 15th day of the...

December 22, 2017 2:11 pm
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How Israel Bolsters Trump’s National Security Strategy

President Donald Trump’s national security strategy -- as enunciated on December 18, 2017 -- reflects a realistic assessment of clear and present threats to the US. The...

December 12, 2017 10:51 am
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A Hanukkah Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. Here is Hanukkah’s historical context according to the Books of the Maccabees, The Scroll of Antiochus and The War of the Jews by Joseph Ben Mattityahu (Josephus Plavius): In 175 BCE, the...

December 7, 2017 1:10 pm
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Why Moving the Embassy Advances US Interests

Here are seven reasons why moving the US embassy to Jerusalem was a wise decision: 1. Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and relocating the US embassy...

November 8, 2017 2:51 pm
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Attention America: Islamist Terror Targets You

The claim that the perpetrator of the November 1st New York City terror attack was a "lone wolf" ignores the wider context of Islamic terrorism. It...

October 25, 2017 1:28 pm
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What Will Congress Do on Iran?

President Donald Trump's refusal to re-certify the Iran Nuclear Deal Framework (JCPOA) has laid the groundwork for potential action against Iran. President Trump acted in accordance with the May 22,...

October 4, 2017 1:09 pm
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A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. Sukkot and Senator Robert Byrd. The holiday of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) is dedicated to the study of the Book of Ecclesiastes, which was...

Features

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

World

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Draws Fire Over Holocaust Remarks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came under fire on Wednesday after saying that posts by Holocaust deniers should not be deleted from his social media platform. In an interview on the "Recode...

Israel

Israel’s Elbit on Hunt for More Takeovers

Israeli military electronics firm Elbit Systems, which has just completed two acquisitions in the United States and Israel, remains on the lookout for potential takeover targets in the United States...

Middle East

Pro-Assad Villages Evacuated in Deal With Syrian Insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television reported, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several...

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