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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger


April 17, 2019 2:06 pm
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Passover’s History in America: A Guide for the Perplexed

1. The early Pilgrims and Founding Fathers of the US were inspired by Passover's message of optimism while facing severe challenges and threats. Moses and...

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...

Culture

Remembering a Military Photographer — and a Forgotten Israeli Hero

JNS.org - On Israel’s Memorial Day earlier this month, the family and friends...

Now Museum Pieces, Yiddish Typewriters Tell the Story of a Once-Vibrant Culture

Not long after the first models appeared on the market in the 1870s, the typewriter...

Features

Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of...

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

World

UCLA Student Gov’t Passes Resolution Defending SJP From Antisemitism ...

Student government representatives at the University of California, Los Angeles, passed a resolution on Tuesday rejecting "misinformation" against the Students...

Israel

Wildfires Break Out as Israel Suffers Massive Heat Wave

A series of wildfires have broken out in central Israel as the country suffers from a major heat wave. The hot, dry weather has created perfect conditions for wildfires, and firefighting...

Middle East

Revolutionary Guards Commander: Iran-US Tension Is a ‘Clash of Wills&...

The standoff between Iran and the United States is a "clash of wills," a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary...

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