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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger


August 10, 2017 3:10 pm
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Why Are Arabs Allowed to Exploit the Palestinians?

The Al-Aqsa Mosque controversy has exposed, once again, the non-centrality of the Palestinian issue in the overall Arab order of priorities. Contrary to Western media headlines, Arab policymakers and the...

July 28, 2017 11:04 am
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The Ninth of Av: A Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Here are nine thoughts on the Ninth of Av: 1. Forgetfulness feeds oblivion; remembrance breeds deliverance. According to a legend,Napoleon was walking one night in the streets of Paris,...

July 10, 2017 2:18 pm
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The US-Iran Syndrome: Leverage or Squander?

Western leaders tend to sacrifice long-term, complex national security strategic goals on the altar of short-term, easily-grasped tactical gain -- a strategy resulting from the realities of...

June 27, 2017 11:31 am
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US Pressure on Israel? No Need to Panic

In recent weeks, commentators and others have been worried about the prospect of US pressure being applied to Israel. Can Israel afford, they ask, to...

May 30, 2017 10:12 am
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Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. Liberty. The Shavuot holiday reflects the 3,500 year old trilateral linkage between the Land of Israel (pursued by Abraham), the Torah of Israel (transmitted through Moses)...

May 22, 2017 4:43 pm
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Political Correctness

While the election of President Donald Trump represented a setback to political correctness, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's interview on the May 14 episode of NBC's...

May 3, 2017 11:34 am
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Convergence of US-Israel National Security Interests

In 2017, the national security interests of the US and Israel have converged in an unprecedented manner, in response to the anti-US Arab Tsunami; anti-US...

April 10, 2017 4:09 pm
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Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th-century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” 2. Moses’ “Let my people go”...

March 12, 2017 7:34 am
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Purim Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Purim’s historical background 586 BCE: Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of the First Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, and his expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria, triggered a wave...

February 16, 2017 8:00 am
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A Palestinian State Is Not in America’s Interest

In 1948, the conventional "wisdom" at the US State Department was that the reestablishment of a Jewish state would damage US interests because the Jewish state would be aligned...

January 23, 2017 8:12 am
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President Trump vs. the State Department

In order to avoid the failed Middle East track record of all US presidents, since 1948, President Trump should refrain from -- rather than repeat -- the...

January 2, 2017 1:03 pm
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Secretary Kerry’s Suspension of Disbelief

The term “suspension of disbelief” refers to the intentional subordination of critical thinking, documented fact and common sense to one’s zeal and wishful-thinking; one sacrifices realism at the...

December 26, 2016 3:05 pm
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Obama’s Self-Defeating Settlements Policy

President Barack Obama’s collaboration with UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2334, which condemns Israel’s settlements policy, has defied history and reality, injuring the peace process...

December 23, 2016 7:23 am
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A Hanukkah Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Hanukkah and Jewish immortality. In 1899, Mark Twain wrote: “Jews constitute but one percent of the human race…, [but] their contributions to literature, science, art, music,...

Culture

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the...

Features

Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Syria Talks, Amid Iranian Threat

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in the Russian resort city of...

Venezuelan Jews Fleeing Turmoil Get ‘Lifeline’ in Israel, Despite New Challenges

JNS.org - As the political and economic situation in Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable, Jews...

Despite Zionist Presence, Israel Bashing Upstages Women’s Rights at SlutWalk Chicago

Last weekend, approximately 150 progressive activists attended the annual SlutWalk Chicago....

World

JNF, Media Watch International Seeking College Professors for Israel Trip

JNS.org - The Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International are seeking 20 professors from colleges and universities across the US for the Winter Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel. The trip to Israel...

Israel

Trump Administration Urges UN Not to Publish Blacklist of Companies Trading...

US President Donald Trump's administration is urging the United Nations not to publish what it calls a “blacklist” of international firms...

Middle East

Hezbollah Says It Carried Out Drone Attack Against Islamic State on Lebanon...

JNS.org - Hezbollah said it has used a drone to strike an Islamic State position along the Lebanon-Syria border, in a...

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