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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger

April 15, 2022 9:25 am

A Passover Guide for the Perplexed

Here are some helpful things to know ahead of Passover 2022: 1. Some 3,600 years ago, the Passover Exodus catapulted the Jewish people from the lowest...

March 16, 2022 11:00 am

A Purim Guide for the Perplexed, 2022

Here are some facts about Purim, as we celebrate the holiday this year: 1. Purim is a Jewish national liberation holiday -- just like Passover and...

March 9, 2022 12:00 pm

Russia’s Invasion Is a Wake-Up Call for Israel and the West

Irrespective of the final outcome of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it should serve as a wake-up call for Israeli and Western policymakers and molders...

October 11, 2021 11:36 am

Don’t Believe the Rhetoric on Terrorism and Radical Islam

The extension of US gestures and concessions to Islamic terrorists, and the waiving of a US military option while negotiating with Iran's regime of terror,...

September 20, 2021 12:15 pm

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed

Here are some facts you may not know about the upcoming holiday of Sukkot. 1. The holiday is named for the first stop during the 40-year-Exodus...

September 13, 2021 11:48 am

A Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed

Here are some facts about the upcoming holiday of Yom Kippur: 1. Yom Kippur is considered to be a Super Sabbath (Shabbat Shabbaton in Hebrew) --...

September 2, 2021 12:19 pm

A Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed

The evening of September 6, 2021, will launch another Jewish New Year. Here are some facts about the holiday that are worth remembering: 1. Annual reminder....

April 6, 2021 11:24 am

Jordan’s Volatility Could Shake Up the Middle East

Jordan's current domestic upheaval involves some prominent officials and members of the royal family who were arrested and charged with an attempted regime change. A regime...

March 25, 2021 12:03 pm

Passover and the US-Israel Bond

Here's a quick Passover recap: According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” Professor Yehudah...

February 24, 2021 12:57 pm

A Purim Guide for the Perplexed

Here are some interesting facts about Purim: 1. Purim’s historical background: The 586 BCE destruction of the first Jewish Temple and the expulsion of Jews from...

February 3, 2021 8:02 am

Will Biden’s National Security Team Repeat Past State Department Mistakes?

President Biden's foreign policy and national security team reflects a resurgence of the State Department's worldview. An examination of this worldview and its track record...

January 28, 2021 8:00 am

A Tu B’Shvat Guide for the Perplexed

Here are some facts about Tu B'Shvat: 1. The Jewish Arbor Day, Tu B'Shvat (ט"ו בשבט) highlights human gratitude for the creation of the fruit-bearing trees,...

January 21, 2021 6:45 am

Keep Support for Israel Bipartisan by Talking to Both Parties

According to a March 2020 annual Gallup poll of country favorability, Israel benefits from a 74% favorability (90% of Republicans and 67% of Democrats), compared...

January 19, 2021 5:30 am

Questions for Incoming National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

After watching a 2019 discussion with Jake Sullivan, I came away with these takeaways about his worldview (in the past, Sullivan served as a key advisor...


Los Angeles City Council Officially Declares May 12 ‘Anne Frank Day’ - The Los Angeles City Council has approved a resolution led by...

Auschwitz Survivor, 98, Wins Simon Wiesenthal Prize for Holocaust Education - A survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp who became a social...

Orthodox Jewish YU Basketball Player, NBA Prospect Invited to Elite Draft Camp

Ryan Turell, a forward for Yeshiva University men's basketball team The Maccabees, has...


Shaked Says Yamina Will Veto Changes to Nation-State Law

i24 News – Israel's Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked said on Monday that the right-wing Yamina party — led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett — would veto any changes to the...


Israeli Minister Urges Government to Boycott Palestinian Leader Abbas

i24 News – Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman said Monday his fellow ministers should boycott Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whom he accused of incitement against Israel. "He must not be...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Allies Likely to Lose Parliamentary Majority

Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies are likely to lose their majority in the Lebanese parliament after Sunday's election, three sources allied to the group said, in a major blow to...

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