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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger


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...

January 23, 2017 8:12 am
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President Trump vs. the State Department

In order to avoid the failed Middle East track record of all US presidents, since 1948, President Trump should refrain from -- rather than repeat -- the...

January 2, 2017 1:03 pm
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Secretary Kerry’s Suspension of Disbelief

The term “suspension of disbelief” refers to the intentional subordination of critical thinking, documented fact and common sense to one’s zeal and wishful-thinking; one sacrifices realism at the...

December 26, 2016 3:05 pm
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Obama’s Self-Defeating Settlements Policy

President Barack Obama’s collaboration with UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2334, which condemns Israel’s settlements policy, has defied history and reality, injuring the peace process...

December 23, 2016 7:23 am
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A Hanukkah Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Hanukkah and Jewish immortality. In 1899, Mark Twain wrote: “Jews constitute but one percent of the human race…, [but] their contributions to literature, science, art, music,...

December 19, 2016 11:04 am
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Relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem — A Litmus Test

President-elect Donald Trump's promises to terminate the US State Department policy referring to the whole of Jerusalem as an international (not Israeli) city, recognize unified Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

November 16, 2016 7:22 am
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Israel and the 10 Commandments of a Trump Presidency

The outcome of the November 8, 2016, US election was predicted by those who doubted the accuracy of the polling samples. In fact, it is...

October 16, 2016 6:35 am
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A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the transition of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt to sovereignty in the Land of Israel; from...

October 10, 2016 7:56 am
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A Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Yom Kippur is a day of hope and optimism, in addition to a solemn day of soul-searching. The Day of Atonement provides a unique awareness...

July 31, 2016 10:35 pm
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The Palestinians Are Trying to Manipulate Demographics — Here’s How

The July 11, 2016, Palestinian Authority report claiming that Jews are a minority west of the Jordan River is a classic case of "lies, damned...

Features

Banned Islamist Movement Plotted New Attacks on Israelis

The recent arrests of several Islamic Movement members for plotting terror attacks against Israeli soldiers show that the group continues...

Amid Airtight Security, Trump Visit Brings Hope to the Middle East

JNS.org - In Jerusalem on Sunday night, as the city prepared to mark...

Some American Backers of Hebrew University Troubled by ‘Hatikvah’ Cancellation

JNS.org - Some prominent American supporters of Hebrew University of Jerusalem are criticizing the...

World

Nineteen Murdered, More than 50 Injured, as Terror Bomb Rips Through Pop Co...

Nineteen people were killed and more than 50 injured after a terrorist bomb ripped through a pop concert in the English city...

Israel

Netanyahu Lauds Trump for ‘Reassertion of American Leadership in the ...

After their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked US President Donald Trump for his “reassertion...

Middle East

ISIS Test Chemical Weapons on ‘Human Guinea Pigs,’ Secret Docum...

ISIS are conducting chemical weapons experiments on "human guinea pigs" before launching attacks on Western targets, according to secret documents. The...

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