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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 20, 2019 6:47 am
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A Tu BiShvat Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

1. The Jewish Arbor Day, Tu Bishvat (ט"ו בשבט) highlights human gratitude for the creation of fruit-bearing trees. Jewish tradition stipulates a one-sentence blessing before...

January 17, 2019 7:06 am
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Comparing Obama in 2009 with Pompeo in 2019

The January 10, 2019 Cairo speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo -- which was cleared by the White House -- was a course-setting presentation...

December 10, 2018 8:17 am
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The Oman-Israel-Palestinian Connection

Oman’s unique geo-strategic location has led to China’s recent $10 billion dollar investment in an industrial park at Oman’s southern port of Duqm. Moreover, the...

November 29, 2018 11:37 am
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Hanukkah’s Legacy in America

The legacy of Hanukkah has played a major role in shaping the American ethos and state of mind, from the early Pilgrims through the Founding...

November 14, 2018 10:36 am
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How Will the 2018 Elections Impact US National Security Policy?

While national security and foreign policy did not play a role in the November 2018 Congressional elections, the outcome of that election will impact President...

October 29, 2018 9:41 am
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Antisemitism: An Abhorrent Aberration in the USA

The October 27, 2018 massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh, PA, was an egregious reminder that since the early 17th century, antisemitism...

September 17, 2018 9:37 am
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Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2018

1.  The Yom Kippur-matchmaking connection. According to Rabbi Simeon ben Gamliel, the 6th President of the Sanhedrin (the ancient Jewish Supreme Court of 71 Sages), during...

July 18, 2018 12:57 pm
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What Role Should the US Play in the Peace Process?

All US Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives -- initiated by Democratic and Republican presidents -- have failed. They were doomed to failure by the tendency to downplay the complex intra-Arab/Muslim...

June 25, 2018 8:51 am
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Leaving the UN Human Rights Council Was the Right Decision

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the one hand and human rights on the other hand constitute a classic oxymoron, as underlined by the...

June 19, 2018 7:33 am
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US Interests Require Israel on the Golan Heights

JNS.org - US interests in the Middle East and beyond are well-served by a strategically contained Syria. Historically, Syria has been a tectonic, volatile platform of violent, intolerant,...

May 2, 2018 11:12 am
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Lag Ba’Omer Guide for the Perplexed, 2018

Lag Ba'Omer (ל"ג בעומר) is celebrated on the 33rd day following the first day of Passover (in Jewish numerology: ל=30, ג=3). It commemorates the victory...

April 19, 2018 4:24 pm
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The US and Its Allies Bombed Syria. Now What?

JNS.org - The US bombing of Syria could resurrect America’s posture of deterrence and evolve into a geostrategic game-changer in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout...

March 28, 2018 3:23 pm
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Demographic Time Bomb? Mistaken or Misleading

JNS.org –  The “demographic time bomb” concept accords mythical standards to Arab fertility and European standards to Jewish fertility, ignoring the Westernization of Arab fertility and the...

March 27, 2018 2:37 pm
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Passover Guide for the Perplexed — Especially in the USA

1. According to the late professor Yehudah Elitzur, one of Israel’s pioneers of Biblical research, the Exodus took place in the second half of the 15th century BCE,...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

After Auschwitz Visit, Pence Accuses Iran of Nazi-Like Antisemitism

US Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like antisemitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine American sanctions on...

Israel

Yesh Atid MKs: Unity Talks with Gantz Coming Down to ‘Core IssuesR...

In a process that could prove pivotal for the upcoming Israeli elections, unity talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid...

Middle East

Iran Rejects Antisemitism Allegation by Pence

Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of antisemitism leveled against it by US Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a...

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