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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 17, 2018 9:37 am
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Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2018

1.  The Yom Kippur-matchmaking connection. According to Rabbi Simeon ben Gamliel, the 6th President of the Sanhedrin (the ancient Jewish Supreme Court of 71 Sages), during...

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,...

Culture

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Iran Still Weighing Nuclear Deal Exit, Foreign Minister Zarif Says

Iran's foreign minister on Monday would not guarantee that the Tehran regime would remain a party to the 2015 nuclear deal, following the US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw...

Israel

Dershowitz on Lara Alqasem: ‘Israel Never Should Have Detained Her’

JNS.org - The reactions of Jewish individuals and Israel-related groups are mixed over Israel’s Supreme Court allowing entry on Thursday to 22-year-old American BDS activist Lara Alqasem after Israel initially...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Has ‘No Intention’ of 1973 Oil Embargo Replay

Saudi Arabia has no intention of unleashing a 1973-style oil embargo on Western consumers and will isolate oil from politics, the Saudi energy minister said on Monday amid a worsening...

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