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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 11, 2021 11:36 am

Don’t Believe the Rhetoric on Terrorism and Radical Islam

The extension of US gestures and concessions to Islamic terrorists, and the waiving of a US military option while negotiating with Iran's regime of terror,...

September 20, 2021 12:15 pm

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed

Here are some facts you may not know about the upcoming holiday of Sukkot. 1. The holiday is named for the first stop during the 40-year-Exodus...

September 13, 2021 11:48 am

A Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed

Here are some facts about the upcoming holiday of Yom Kippur: 1. Yom Kippur is considered to be a Super Sabbath (Shabbat Shabbaton in Hebrew) --...

September 2, 2021 12:19 pm

A Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed

The evening of September 6, 2021, will launch another Jewish New Year. Here are some facts about the holiday that are worth remembering: 1. Annual reminder....

April 6, 2021 11:24 am

Jordan’s Volatility Could Shake Up the Middle East

Jordan's current domestic upheaval involves some prominent officials and members of the royal family who were arrested and charged with an attempted regime change. A regime...

March 25, 2021 12:03 pm

Passover and the US-Israel Bond

Here's a quick Passover recap: According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” Professor Yehudah...

February 24, 2021 12:57 pm

A Purim Guide for the Perplexed

Here are some interesting facts about Purim: 1. Purim’s historical background: The 586 BCE destruction of the first Jewish Temple and the expulsion of Jews from...

February 3, 2021 8:02 am

Will Biden’s National Security Team Repeat Past State Department Mistakes?

President Biden's foreign policy and national security team reflects a resurgence of the State Department's worldview. An examination of this worldview and its track record...

January 28, 2021 8:00 am

A Tu B’Shvat Guide for the Perplexed

Here are some facts about Tu B'Shvat: 1. The Jewish Arbor Day, Tu B'Shvat (ט"ו בשבט) highlights human gratitude for the creation of the fruit-bearing trees,...

January 21, 2021 6:45 am

Keep Support for Israel Bipartisan by Talking to Both Parties

According to a March 2020 annual Gallup poll of country favorability, Israel benefits from a 74% favorability (90% of Republicans and 67% of Democrats), compared...

January 19, 2021 5:30 am

Questions for Incoming National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

After watching a 2019 discussion with Jake Sullivan, I came away with these takeaways about his worldview (in the past, Sullivan served as a key advisor...

December 24, 2020 7:04 am

Israel’s Economy in Defiance of COVID-19

Despite COVID-19, Israel's economy remains strong. According to Dr. Adam Reuter, the chairman and founder of an Israeli financial-risk management firm, and the co-author of...

December 17, 2020 7:14 am

Examining the Palestinian Track Record of Rejection and Violence

The Palestinian conflict did not erupt in 1967, nor in 1948. In November 1917, the Balfour Declaration called for the establishment of "a national home for...

December 9, 2020 6:09 am

A Hanukkah Guide for the Perplexed

Historical context. Hanukkah, the holiday of light, is narrated in the four Books of the Maccabees, The Scroll of Antiochus, and The Wars of the...


Apple Music Reveals Israel’s Top Hits of 2021

i24 News – Apple Music on Wednesday released its annual Top 100 chart, revealing the most played songs of 2021...

British Rapper Wiley Again Suspended From Twitter, Instagram After Antisemitic Tirade

Twitter and Instagram have once again suspended the accounts of British rapper Wiley...


Israeli Firm to Sell HSBC Tower in New York for $855 million

Israel's Property and Building Corp said on Sunday it agreed to sell the HSBC Tower building in midtown Manhattan for $855 million to New York-based real estate firm Innovo Property...


Hasmonean Artifacts Found in Eastern Jerusalem at End of Hanukkah

i24 News – Ancient archaeological artifacts thousands of years old, including a Hasmonean-era coin, were discovered by police in eastern Jerusalem on Sunday, the last day of the Jewish holiday...

Middle East

As Vienna Talks Stall, Israel Calls for New ‘Tools’ Against Ira...

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called for the United States to use a "different toolkit" against Iran's developing nuclear program,...

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