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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger


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...

September 29, 2017 12:27 pm
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Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. Yom Kippur is one of the six main annual Jewish fasting days: (a) The tenth day of the Jewish month of Tishrei is Yom Kippur, an annual...

September 20, 2017 12:12 pm
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Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. Rosh Hashanah (“the beginning of the year” in Hebrew) is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (תשרי). Tishrei was...

August 30, 2017 10:08 am
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Antisemitism in US Superseded by 400-Year-Old Civic Foundations

Contrary to European antisemitism, the recent episodes of antisemitism in the US -- such as hundreds of white supremacists bearing torches and giving the Nazi...

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)...

Culture

‘No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland’ Sears and Stuns as It Probes

"No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland," by Rick Halperin and Denise Gee; photographs by...

Features

Can the World Agree to ‘Fix’ the Iran Nuclear Deal?

President Donald Trump on Jan. 12 outlined his intentions to “fix the terrible flaws” of the Iran nuclear deal, giving...

IDF Prepares for New High-Tech Home in Southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’

JNS.org - The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel,...

Longtime Supporters of Peace Process: Abbas Is Disqualified as Negotiating Partner

JNS.org - Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israel and...

Israel

Israeli Police Commandos Wounded in Jenin Anti-Terror Op Released From Hosp...

The two Israeli “Yamam” police commandos who were wounded in a shootout with Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank city...

Middle East

Hamas Rocket Developer to Be Deported to Iraq From the Philippines

JNS.org - The Philippines stated Monday that the country would deport an Iraqi citizen who has assisted the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas with developing missiles to shoot into Israel. The Philippines was alerted to...

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