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

ARTICLES BY: Yoram Ettinger


May 30, 2017 10:12 am
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Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. Liberty. The Shavuot holiday reflects the 3,500 year old trilateral linkage between the Land of Israel (pursued by Abraham), the Torah of Israel (transmitted through Moses)...

May 22, 2017 4:43 pm
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Political Correctness

While the election of President Donald Trump represented a setback to political correctness, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's interview on the May 14 episode of NBC's...

May 3, 2017 11:34 am
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Convergence of US-Israel National Security Interests

In 2017, the national security interests of the US and Israel have converged in an unprecedented manner, in response to the anti-US Arab Tsunami; anti-US...

April 10, 2017 4:09 pm
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Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. According to Heinrich Heine, the 19th-century German poet, “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” 2. Moses’ “Let my people go”...

March 12, 2017 7:34 am
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Purim Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Purim’s historical background 586 BCE: Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of the First Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, and his expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria, triggered a wave...

February 16, 2017 8:00 am
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A Palestinian State Is Not in America’s Interest

In 1948, the conventional "wisdom" at the US State Department was that the reestablishment of a Jewish state would damage US interests because the Jewish state would be aligned...

January 23, 2017 8:12 am
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President Trump vs. the State Department

In order to avoid the failed Middle East track record of all US presidents, since 1948, President Trump should refrain from -- rather than repeat -- the...

January 2, 2017 1:03 pm
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Secretary Kerry’s Suspension of Disbelief

The term “suspension of disbelief” refers to the intentional subordination of critical thinking, documented fact and common sense to one’s zeal and wishful-thinking; one sacrifices realism at the...

December 26, 2016 3:05 pm
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Obama’s Self-Defeating Settlements Policy

President Barack Obama’s collaboration with UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2334, which condemns Israel’s settlements policy, has defied history and reality, injuring the peace process...

December 23, 2016 7:23 am
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A Hanukkah Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Hanukkah and Jewish immortality. In 1899, Mark Twain wrote: “Jews constitute but one percent of the human race…, [but] their contributions to literature, science, art, music,...

December 19, 2016 11:04 am
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Relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem — A Litmus Test

President-elect Donald Trump's promises to terminate the US State Department policy referring to the whole of Jerusalem as an international (not Israeli) city, recognize unified Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

November 16, 2016 7:22 am
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Israel and the 10 Commandments of a Trump Presidency

The outcome of the November 8, 2016, US election was predicted by those who doubted the accuracy of the polling samples. In fact, it is...

October 16, 2016 6:35 am
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A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the transition of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt to sovereignty in the Land of Israel; from...

October 10, 2016 7:56 am
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A Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Yom Kippur is a day of hope and optimism, in addition to a solemn day of soul-searching. The Day of Atonement provides a unique awareness...

Features

Will Palestinian Energy Feud Spark Surge in Violence Against Israel?

JNS.org - The long-running feud between Hamas and Fatah has led to a deepening...

‘Love of Christians’ Touted as Strategic Asset for Israel at Major Policy Conference

JNS.org - The strategic importance of Christian Zionism was highlighted...

Memory of Greek Jewish Metropolis Endures at New Holocaust Museum

JNS.org - Last week’s visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, to Thessaloniki, Greece, marked the construction...

World

As Austrian Capital Readies for ‘Al-Quds Day’ March, Anti-Fasci...

As pro-Iranian and Hezbollah demonstrators prepare for the annual "Al-Quds Day" march in Vienna on Saturday, anti-fascist activists in the...

Middle East

Report: Trump Considering Camp David-Style Summit to Bring Arab States Toge...

President Trump is considering calling a Camp David-style summit to address growing tensions among long-established U.S. allies in the Arab...

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