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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 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...

December 24, 2020 7:04 am

Israel’s Economy in Defiance of COVID-19

Despite COVID-19, Israel's economy remains strong. According to Dr. Adam Reuter, the chairman and founder of an Israeli financial-risk management firm, and the co-author of...

December 17, 2020 7:14 am

Examining the Palestinian Track Record of Rejection and Violence

The Palestinian conflict did not erupt in 1967, nor in 1948. In November 1917, the Balfour Declaration called for the establishment of "a national home for...

December 9, 2020 6:09 am

A Hanukkah Guide for the Perplexed

Historical context. Hanukkah, the holiday of light, is narrated in the four Books of the Maccabees, The Scroll of Antiochus, and The Wars of the...

December 3, 2020 6:01 am

400 Years of American and Israeli/Jewish Kinship

Four hundred years ago, in November 1620, the pilgrims of the "Mayflower" landed on Plymouth Rock, which they considered the modern day Promised Land. They...

November 26, 2020 6:58 am

Reviewing Antony Blinken’s Track Record

Dr. Albert Ellis, one of the world’s top psychologists, suggests that the study of past track records is an essential undertaking for an effective assessment...

November 19, 2020 6:51 am

Make the Palestinian Issue Central Again?

According to a November 12 op-ed by Nabil Amr, a confidant of Mahmoud Abbas, published by the leading Saudi daily Asharq Al-Awsat: "[The Palestinian Authority's]...

October 29, 2020 7:05 am

The Benefits of Maintaining Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge

The reinforcement of Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME) by the United States bolsters the Jewish state’s national security while enhancing America’s own geostrategic interests. For example:...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Boris Johnson Affirms British Opposition to ICC Investigation of Israel, Wa...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed in a letter revealed Tuesday that the United Kingdom opposes the International Criminal Court...


‘It’s Not Only Numbers’: Former Israeli Ambassador to the...

For former Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, Yom HaZikaron — Israel’s Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers, which began...

Middle East

Ship Owned by Israeli Firm Attacked Off UAE coast: Media

A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in Gulf waters, pro-Iran media and an Israeli television channel said on...

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