Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger

Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed

A Shavuot primer from a former ambassador of Israel., 6/2/2014, 6:59 AM

Passover Guide for the Perplexed

A review of the holiday based on the writings of Jewish sages, by a former ambassador. , 4/13/2014, 2:05 AM

A Purim Guide to the Perplexed

A comprehensive guide to the holiday based on the words of the Jewish sages, including the holiday's four commandments and at the end, its lesson for today., 3/13/2014, 9:26 AM

Tu Bishvat, Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

In Israel, one can merit an ambassador who is able to write this kind of article on our Jewish heritage. , 1/16/2014, 11:11 AM

Sukkot: a Guide to the Perplexed

In Israel, a retired ambassador can write an erudite article on understanding Jewish holidays, their symbolism and observance., 9/17/2013, 5:39 AM

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2013

A guide to understanding the laws and customs of the New Year period., 9/4/2013, 3:42 PM

Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2013

Interesting facts and tid-bits for the holiday. Happy Purim!!, 2/24/2013, 2:13 AM

Hanukkah 2012: Guide for the Perplexed

Most Maccabean battles occurred in Judea and Samaria, Paul Revere was called a modern-day Maccabee and other fascinating facts and messages on the Holiday of Lights., 12/10/2012, 5:34 AM

Passover Facts and Figures

Passover holds a special place in Jewish history, world history and even American history--for many reasons. Read them below., 4/1/2010, 8:39 PM

The Iran Threat in a Nutshell

The former ambassador says it all in this short and succinct article: Take heed, world, Israel's destruction is not Iran's only goal., 3/7/2010, 7:38 AM

Peace or Appeasement?

What expectations lie behind the building freeze in Judea and Samaria? What are the actual results going to be?, 12/6/2009, 2:04 AM

Yes-- to Demographic Optimism

Demographic scare tactics are proven hollow now that population figures have been audited. A comparison of Israel's Jewish and Arab fertility rates can and should reshape Israel's state of mind and policies. , 10/23/2009, 9:10 AM

A Guide to US Pressure

US pressures, Israel constructs; and gains respect, 9/14/2009, 11:50 PM

Palestinian State: Deal-Breaker

The road to peace goes through Arab capitals., 4/21/2009, 12:55 AM

Debacle of Demographic Fatalism

Projections have crashed on the rocks of reality., 3/30/2009, 1:26 PM

Syria-Iran: A Critical Alliance

The Syria-Iran axis bolsters Bashar al-Assad., 3/16/2009, 12:10 AM

Israel and the Economic Meltdown

Israel has remained a relative island., 11/2/2008, 7:28 PM

Refugees: The Global Context

Millions have become refugees., 8/22/2008, 12:36 AM

Mainstream Tractor-Terrorism

Palestinian tractor-terrorism was expected., 7/10/2008, 1:11 AM

On Israeli Support for a Palestinian State

55% of Jews define Judea & Samaria as "liberated.", 4/22/2008, 10:33 PM

A Fumbled Opportunity

Bush's visit was based on the wrong assumptions., 1/16/2008, 7:06 PM

The Other Side of the News From Israel

Never compromise your dream., 12/20/2007, 7:16 PM

Israeli Concessions Won't Dismantle the Syria-Iran Axis

Syria's alliance with Iran has been strategic., 8/21/2007, 1:18 AM

Proposed Palestinian State: US Asset or Liability?

The PLO is a role model of international terror., 7/17/2007, 1:18 AM

'Defense Shmefense'

Fourteen years of unprecedented terrorism., 6/4/2007, 6:20 PM

The Impact of Passover on US Democracy

A global inspiration for the concept of liberty. , 4/10/2007, 11:54 PM