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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger

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...

April 6, 2020 7:37 am

Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2020

1. In 2020, the battle against the coronavirus demonstrates human limitations in the face of greater forces, requiring a deeper sense of humility. 3,600 hundred...

March 8, 2020 4:48 am

1620-2020: the 400th Anniversary of the US-Israel Alliance

The Early Pilgrims The roots of the unique ties between the United States and Israel precede the 1776 US Declaration of Independence and the 1948 founding...

February 16, 2020 12:12 am

Beware a Palestinian State

In the Arab Middle East, unlike Western democracies, historical memory is very long. Nothing is forgotten, and nothing is forgiven. Therefore, Arabs are aware of the...

December 19, 2019 9:34 am

Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

1. Chanukah’s historical context is narrated in the four Books of the Maccabees, The Scroll of Antiochus, and The Wars of the Jews. The Greek Empire...


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...


Group Representing Jews From Middle East and North Africa Slams California&...

A group representing Jews from the Middle East and North Africa criticized California’s new proposed ethnic studies curriculum for failing...


Israeli Finance Ministry: It Could Take Five Years to Recover From Economic...

Israel’s Ministry of Finance threw cold water on the possibility of a rapid economic recovery on Sunday, with the publication...

Middle East

Iran Says It Has Detained US-Based Opposition Leader Over 2008 Bomb Attack

Iran said on Saturday its intelligence services have detained a US-based leader of a pro-monarchist group whom it accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing and of plotting other...

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