Sunday, May 19th | 11 Iyyar 5784


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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 22, 2024 11:07 am

A Passover Guide for the Perplexed 2024

Here are eight things you should know ahead of this year's celebration of Passover: 1. Passover (April 22-30, 2024) is a Jewish national liberation holiday, highlighting...

January 17, 2024 11:11 am

Israel’s Economy Will Survive and Thrive Despite Hamas-Hezbollah War

Irrespective of Israel’s wars against Hamas and Hezbollah, Intel, the semiconductor giant, recently confirmed a $25 billion investment in Israel, leveraging Israel’s brain power, which...

December 4, 2023 11:24 am

A Hanukkah Guide for the Perplexed, 2023

As Hanukkah begins on Thursday, here are eight facts you might not know about the "Festival of Lights": 1. According to Israel’s Founding Father, David Ben-Gurion,...

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...


Eden Golan Sings Disqualified Eurovision Song ‘October Rain’ at Hostage...

i24 News - Eden Golan, Israel's representative at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, performed her controversial song “October Rain” at...


Israeli Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival Highlights Movies From Gaza Border...

The Israeli Pavilion at the 76th Cannes Film Festival opened on Wednesday and is dedicated this year to residents living...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Houthi Terrorists Vow to Target All Ships Heading to Israel

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militia will target all ships heading to Israeli ports, even if they do not pass through the Red Sea, the head of the US-designated terrorist organization said...

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