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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger

September 14, 2020 5:25 am

Rosh Hashanah 2020 — A Guide for the Perplexed

The evening of September 18, 2020 will begin the 5781st Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). Here are nine things to remember: 1. Annual reminder. The Hebrew...

September 13, 2020 3:29 am

The History of Israel and ‘Palestine’

Are Palestinians the descendants of the original inhabitants (Canaanites) of the Land of Israel, as claimed by the Palestinian Authority (PA), or are they descendants...

August 31, 2020 5:38 am

The Palestinian Claim of Continuity

Have Arabs been in the area west of the Jordan River from time immemorial? In 1881, Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, a leading British cartographer and Dean of...

August 16, 2020 5:06 am

The UAE-Israel Peace Accord: Walk Over Talk

Israel's regional posture of deterrence and global high tech prominence motivated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to conclude the August 13, 2020 peace accord with...

August 2, 2020 4:38 am

The Ben-Gurion Legacy: Independent National Security Policy

The legacy of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, contradicts conventional wisdom. It rejects the assumption that a White House “green light” is a prerequisite...

July 20, 2020 3:04 am

Examining the Israeli and US Media

In the US, a recent Gallup poll on public confidence in the US mass media documented a 41% trust when it comes to reporting the...

July 6, 2020 3:51 am

Applying Israeli Law to Judea and Samaria Is Worth It

The suggestion that the application of Israeli law to the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria would severely undermine Israeli interests, and jeopardize...

June 25, 2020 4:32 am

Are US International Agreements Carved in Stone?

Even when US commitments are driven by the purest of intentions, one should recognize certain features -- a derivative of the Constitution and the power...

June 18, 2020 7:01 am

The Palestinian Issue Is Not the Crux of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

In 2020, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and other pro-US Arab countries base their national security policy on issues that substantially transcend the Palestinian issue....

June 11, 2020 6:19 am

Do Arab States Support a Palestinian State? Don’t Bet on It

Why is the red carpet that welcomes Palestinian leaders to Western capitals exchanged for a shabby rug when they land in most Arab capitals? In 2020,...

June 4, 2020 6:10 am

The Impact of the Proposed Palestinian State on US Interests

Western foreign policy and national security establishments -- government, media, and academia -- have been overwhelmingly preoccupied with assessments of the future actions of a...

May 27, 2020 6:37 am

Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed, 2020

1. Impact on the formation of the US The holiday of Shavuot (Pentecost) commemorates the legacy of Moses — the Exodus, the Ten Commandments and the...

May 24, 2020 6:28 am

Israel’s Control of Judea and Samaria: A Prerequisite for Security

The mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) constitute the “Golan Heights” of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ben-Gurion Airport, the key north-south transportation artery...

April 8, 2020 3:33 am

The US-Israel Alliance Is Durable and Strong

The US-Israel bond is a unique bottom-up phenomenon in the sphere of international relations, with most elected officials in the US House, Senate, and the...


Chassidic Singer to Help Raise Awareness of COVID-19 in Religious Communities - The Trump administration has recruited a Chassidic singer to help raise...

Indian Jewish MMA, Kickboxing Champion Set to Immigrate to Israel, Hopes to Join IDF

A mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing champion from India is slated to...


Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


New York Health Officials Worried About Coronavirus Transmissions at Jewish...

Public health officials in New York City expressed concern on Friday that coronavirus cases could spread as Orthodox Jews in...


Israeli Minister Outlines Plan to Foster Stronger Unity Among Diaspora Jewr... - Following the adoption of the Israeli government’s plan earlier this summer to help ensure unity of the global...

Middle East

Palestinian Leader Abbas Calls for UN-Led Peace Conference Early Next Year

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene an international conference early next year to launch "a genuine peace process" between Israel and...

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