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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger

October 16, 2016 6:35 am

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the transition of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt to sovereignty in the Land of Israel; from...

October 10, 2016 7:56 am

A Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Yom Kippur is a day of hope and optimism, in addition to a solemn day of soul-searching. The Day of Atonement provides a unique awareness...

July 31, 2016 10:35 pm

The Palestinians Are Trying to Manipulate Demographics — Here’s How

The July 11, 2016, Palestinian Authority report claiming that Jews are a minority west of the Jordan River is a classic case of "lies, damned...

June 15, 2016 6:34 am

On Paris Peace Talks, Israel Must Resist the Sirens’ Song

In 850 BC, the legendary Greek author Homer introduced the mythical king of Ithaca, Odysseus, as a role model of leadership. Sailing home from the battlefield,...

June 6, 2016 3:50 am

Who Were the 1948 Arab Refugees?

Contrary to conventional "wisdom,” most Arabs in British Mandate Palestine -- and most of the 320,000 1948 Arab refugees -- were migrant workers and descendants of the 1831-1947...

May 29, 2016 2:44 pm

The Truth About the Palestinians and 1948

The truth about the circumstances and numbers of the 1948 Arab refugees has been sacrificed on the altar of Arab-appeasement and Israel-bashing by the UN,...

May 9, 2016 7:21 am

Israel at 68: Are We Isolated?

Secretary of State John Kerry and other Western policy-makers -- joined by the “elite” Western media -- contend that 68 year-old Israel is increasingly isolated...

April 4, 2016 7:16 am

Islamist Terrorists Couldn’t Care Less About the Palestinian Cause

According to President Obama’s worldview, the Palestinian issue is a principal Muslim concern and a major source of Muslim frustration that has fueled regional violence and intensified Islamic terrorism. However,...

March 22, 2016 6:37 am

A Purim Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

Purim’s historical background: The 586 BCE destruction of the First Temple (on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount) by the Babylonian Emperor, Nebuchadnezzar, triggered a wave of Jewish emigration...

March 4, 2016 5:03 am

13 Facts About the Israeli-Arab Conflict

1. Erroneous assumptions produce erroneous policies, as has been the case with all US initiatives towards the Palestinian issue, which the US foreign policy establishment erroneously...

February 14, 2016 2:23 pm

How a Palestinian State Would Harm the US

President Obama and Secretary Kerry intend to advance recognition of an independent Palestinian state by January 20, 2017, the end of Obama’s second term, irrespective of...

February 7, 2016 7:58 am

French Appeasement Déjà Vu

The French intent to recognize Palestinian statehood in Judea and Samaria, if the Israel-Palestinian negotiations fail, reflects the French policy of appeasing Palestinian terrorism (since the...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Mulling Bid for Senate, Former Legendary Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling Cha...

A legendary baseball player mulling a run for the US Senate on the Republican ticket asked his interviewer on Friday why Jews...


IDF Coed Commandos Step Up Training for Potential ISIS Attack on Israel Fro...

The IDF battalion charged with safeguarding Israel’s border with Egypt has been stepping up its preparation for potential ISIS attacks from...

Middle East

Dozens of ISIS Militants Killed by Egyptian Airstrikes in Sinai

Around 70 Islamic State militants were killed Sunday morning after Egypt's air force struck a number of outposts in the northern Sinai peninsula, according to local reports. Most of the air...