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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger

September 29, 2023 10:21 am

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2023

Ahead of Sukkot, which begins on Friday, here are some interesting facts about the holiday: 1. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, derives its name from the...

September 22, 2023 10:24 am

A Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2023

As Yom Kippur approaches on Sunday night, here are some important facts about the holiday. 1. Soul searching. Yom Kippur is observed on the 10th day...

September 13, 2023 10:38 am

A Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2023

The evening of September 15, 2023, will launch Jewish New Year of 5784. Here are some facts about Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish new...

August 23, 2023 9:58 am

How Israel Helps the US: Why the Relationship Is a Two-Way Street

A recent mega-billion-dollar increase in the export of Lockheed-Martin’s F-35 combat aircraft came about because the company was able to overcome a series of pivotal...

August 2, 2023 10:29 am

The Miracle of Israel’s Economic Growth Despite Grave Odds and Recent Challenges

According to a July 17, 2023, Bloomberg report, a leading global investment bank, the New York-based Jefferies Financial Group, Inc., “expects further growth in Israel’s...

May 22, 2023 9:40 am

Exploring the Meaning and History of Shavuot

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins on Thursday at sundown. Here are some facts about the holiday, ahead of this year's celebration. 1. The Significance of...

April 25, 2023 10:26 am

Why ‘Foreign Aid’ to Israel Benefits the United States

The US does not give foreign aid to Israel -- the US makes an annual investment in Israel, giving US taxpayers a return of several...

April 5, 2023 11:03 am

A 2023 Passover Guide for the Perplexed

Ahead of Passover 2023, here are some facts you should know about the holiday, and the shared values between Israel and America. 1. The Passover Exodus,...

March 3, 2023 10:34 am

What to Know About Purim 2023

Purim is set to begin on Monday evening. Below are some facts and stories you might know about the holiday, outside of reading the Megillah...

November 23, 2022 9:38 am

Thanksgiving Reaffirms the 400-Year-Old US-Israel Nexus

Thanksgiving was reportedly first celebrated in November 1621 by William Bradford, the leader of the "Mayflower" and the Governor of the Plymouth Colony. He enhanced his...

October 8, 2022 11:50 pm

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed

Here are seven things you should know about the upcoming holiday of Sukkot: 1. Sukkot is a national Jewish liberation holiday, commemorating the transition of the...

October 4, 2022 11:20 am

A Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed

Here are 10 facts about the upcoming holiday of Yom Kippur: 1. Yom Kippur is observed on the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishrei,...

September 15, 2022 11:04 am

The ‘Diplomatic Option’ Ignores Iran’s Crimes Against Children

As the international community continues to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Iran, world leaders must ask if the diplomatic option is viable when dealing...

August 3, 2022 10:44 am

The State Department Elite Don’t Understand the Middle East

According to the late professor John Kenneth Galbraith, "the notion of conventional wisdom … is commonly understood as knowledge that is accepted within a certain...


IDF Carried Out Some 10,000 Airstrikes on Gaza Targets Since Oct. 7

i24 News - Since the beginning of the war, the Israeli military carried out approximately 10,000 airstrikes against terror targets in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said...


Most Wanted: The Three Hamas Leaders Israel Must Eliminate

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has a poster hanging on a wall of his office in Tel Aviv, in the wake of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas....

Middle East

Israel ‘Expanding’ Ground Operations in Gaza, Military Says

Israeli air and ground forces are stepping up operations in the Gaza Strip, Israel's chief military spokesperson said on Friday, amid reports of heavy bombing of the besieged enclave. Internet and...

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