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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger


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,...

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...

Culture

British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London...

A Wartime Tragedy Resurfaces in Berlinale Refugee Study

Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany,...

New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire

JNS.org - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday,...

Features

Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt...

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...

Israel

Israeli Military: Tear Gas May Have Caused Palestinian’s Death in Cus...

The Israeli military said on Friday that initial findings of an investigation into the death of a man that Palestinians say...

Middle East

Saudi Journalist: Ditch Mosque Microphones and Reduce Number of Mosques

JNS.org - Saudi journalist Mohamed Al-Suhaimi said he was in favor of silencing microphones in mosques, saying that the “terrifying” sound of the adhan call to prayer “coming from all directions”...

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