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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger


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Antisemitism in US Superseded by 400-Year-Old Civic Foundations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)...

May 22, 2017 4:43 pm
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Political Correctness

While the election of President Donald Trump represented a setback to political correctness, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's interview on the May 14 episode of NBC's...

May 3, 2017 11:34 am
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Convergence of US-Israel National Security Interests

In 2017, the national security interests of the US and Israel have converged in an unprecedented manner, in response to the anti-US Arab Tsunami; anti-US...

April 10, 2017 4:09 pm
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Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th-century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” 2. Moses’ “Let my people go”...

March 12, 2017 7:34 am
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Purim Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Purim’s historical background 586 BCE: Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of the First Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, and his expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria, triggered a wave...

February 16, 2017 8:00 am
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A Palestinian State Is Not in America’s Interest

In 1948, the conventional "wisdom" at the US State Department was that the reestablishment of a Jewish state would damage US interests because the Jewish state would be aligned...

Features

From Start-Up Nation to Ramp-Up Nation: Israel’s New Approach to Innovation

JNS.org - Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s 2009 book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of...

Hamas’ Promise to End Terror Is Seen as ‘Highly Unlikely’

JNS.org - Under the new unity deal brokered last week between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ruling Fatah party, Hamas...

Israel Seen as a Rising Star in Space and Satellite Technology

JNS.org - Adding to Israel’s existing reputation as the “start-up nation” and a major hub of innovation, the Jewish state is...

World

Well-Known British White Supremacist Reveals His Homosexuality, Jewish Heri...

A well-known British white supremacist revealed in an interview aired by Channel 4 on Tuesday that he was gay and...

Israel

High-Level Israeli Business Delegation Slated to Visit Cuba in December

JNS.org - Israel has reportedly granted approval to a group of top Israeli business leaders to visit Cuba -- which has no diplomatic ties with the Jewish state -- to establish...

Middle East

Despite Reconciliation Deal, Hamas Slams Abbas for Not Lifting Gaza Sanctio...

JNS.org - Despite a reconciliation deal signed last week between rival Palestinian factions, the Palestinian terror group Hamas slammed Palestinian Authority...

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