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Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger

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Thanksgiving reaffirms the 400-year-old US-Israel nexus

William Bradford, leader of the "Mayflower", interacted with the Jewish community in England and saw his voyage as another Exodus. Op-ed.

Thanksgiving reaffirms the 400-year-old US-Israel nexus

The State Department's systematic failure in the Middle East (with video)

State Department policy has fueled Middle East violence, generating tailwinds to rogue entities and headwinds to the US and its Arab allies.

The State Department's systematic failure in the Middle East

US guarantees of the Israel-Lebanon accord: lasting or a mirage?

All US guarantees ensure the interests of the guarantor. not the guaranteed Israel is repeating past mistakes. Op-ed.

US guarantees of the Israel-Lebanon accord: lasting or a mirage?

Israel-Lebanon maritime accord vs. Israel-Arab peace treaties: impact on US interests

Western conventional wisdom trumped Middle East reality, sacrificing long-term security on the altar of short-term gratification. Op-ed.

Israel-Lebanon maritime accord vs. Israel-Arab peace treaties

Iran's school curriculum exposes diplomatic option failure

The school curriculum of Iran's Ayatollahs provides a roadmap for an apocalyptic commitment to a global, anti-US Islamic revolution. Op-ed.

Iran's school curriculum exposes diplomatic option failure

President Biden's July Middle East visit – nuts and bolts

Biden may attempt to impose upon Israel a quid-pro-quo, consistent with the State Dept's "Palestine Firsters," of Israeli concessions.Op-ed.

President Biden's July Middle East visit – nuts and bolts

Iran's Constitution exposes the Ayatollahs' threats

Iran's apocalyptic regime –since seizing power in 1979 –is driven by a fanatic, megalomaniacal vision. Israelis and Americans, beware.Op-ed

Iran's Constitution exposes the Ayatollahs' threats

Iran's Ayatollahs in the US' own backyard

The 40 year entrenchment of Iran in Latin America brought Shite terrorism, drugs and ballistic technology close to the US mainland. Op-ed.

Iran's Ayatollahs in the US' own backyard

2022: A vastly inflated Palestinian demography

Don’t believe the hype, the numbers are on the Jews’ side. Report.

2022: A vastly inflated Palestinian demography

Palestinian Arab school curriculum - peaceful coexistence?

Since 1993, the Palestinian Arab school curriculum is the most effective production line of Palestinian Arab terrorists. See below. Op-ed.

Palestinian Arab school curriculum - peaceful coexistence?

Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2022

Facts and anecdotes about the Purim festival this week. Although joyous, Purim also reminds Jews of their vulnerability-and G-d's salvation.

Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2022

The Russian invasion: a wake-up call for Israel and the West

Irrespective of the final outcome, the Russian invasion of Ukraine serves as a wake-up call for Israeli and Western policy-makers. Op-ed.

The Russian invasion: a wake-up call for Israel and the West

Expose: Iran's anti-US operations in Africa

Africa – the second largest continent with over 1.2 billion people - has become a major global epicenter of anti-US Islamic terrorism.Op-ed.

Expose: Iran's anti-US operations in Africa

HIstorical milestones shape Ayatollahs' attitude to coexistence

1400 years of violent history are part of school curriculae in Iran, so getting our hopes up is not a good idea. Op-ed.

HIstorical milestones shape Ayatollahs' attitude to coexistence

Iran's Ayatollahs – the epicenter of global anti-US terrorism

US citizens are unaware of the Ayatollahs' anti-US strategy. Assuming they are good-faith negotiators is a self-destruct oxymoron.Op-ed

Iran's Ayatollahs – the epicenter of global anti-US terrorism

Learning from mistakes on Iran? Not the US

Is US policy on Iran repeating or avoiding past errors? US neogtiators seem trapped in the failed policy that let Khoneini take over. Op-ed.

Learning from mistakes on Iran? Not the US

Iran's Ayatollahs' war on women

In Iran, thousands of women are prosecuted for having a 'loose' hijab. A woman’s testimony is one-half that of a man’s as is her life.Op-ed.

Iran's Ayatollahs' war on women

Defiance of US pressure – critical to Israel's national security

Much as Israel desires friendship and cooperation with the United States, there must be limits beyond which it will not go. Opinion.

Defiance of US pressure – critical to Israel's national security

What's in it for the US in its "foreign aid" to Israel?

Why the annual US' $3.8bn to Israel constitute a most productive investment in – not foreign aid to – Israel. Opinion.

What's in it for the US in its "foreign aid" to Israel?

The anti-US ripple effect

Ignoring the Iranian ripple effects aimed at the US is bound to undermine American homeland and national security.. Op-ed.

The anti-US ripple effect

Islamic/Arab terrorists bite the hands that feed them

Thinking Islamic/Arab/Palestinian terrorists will accord the Western/Israeli "infidel" peaceful coexistence is divorced from reality. Op-ed.

Islamic/Arab terrorists bite the hands that feed them

Congress – the co-equal and systematic ally of Israel

The US Constitution, aspiring for a limited government and a non-monarchical president, gave Congress power in many crucial areas. Op-ed.

Congress – the co-equal and systematic ally of Israel

Sukkot guide for the perplexed, 2021

A primer with facts and customs for the holiday of joy.

Sukkot guide for the perplexed, 2021

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - Guide for the Perplexed

A summary of facts and background informaation concerning the holiest day of the Jewish year. Op-ed.

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - Guide for the Perplexed

Open letter to Prime Minister Bennett as he visits the USA

PM Bennett, you will have to decide whether to blur your positions and be popular or advocate for them and gain respect. Op-ed.

Open letter to Prime Minister Bennett as he visits the USA

2021 Afghanistan is not 1975 Vietnam

The differences run deep, despite superficial similarites and show the Afghanistan retreat to be a much more negative game changer. Op-ed.

2021 Afghanistan is not 1975 Vietnam

Israel's evolution into a Force-Multiplier for the USA

Unlike NATO, South Korea and Japan, Israel has extended the strategic arm of the US with no need for US military personnel. Op-ed.

Israel's evolution into a Force-Multiplier for the USA

Secretary Blinken Is wrong on Israel's demography

Blinken is relying on inflated, erroneous Palestinian Authority numbers and overlooking the Jewish demographic tailwind in Israel. Op-ed.

Secretary Blinken Is wrong on Israel's demography

Jordan's volatility alerts the US to Middle East reality

Of the 11 million Muslims killed in wars and terrorism since 1948, just 0.3% died in wars against Israel. Most violence is internal. Op-ed.

Jordan's volatility alerts the US to Middle East reality

Middle East quandary

Israel has been a unique cost-effective, battle-tested counter-terrorism laboratory for the USA in its combat with Islamic terror. Op-ed.

Middle East quandary

Passover and the mutually beneficial US-Israel bond

Heine said that since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew Accent - and America was founded as the land of freedom. Op-ed.

Passover and the mutually beneficial US-Israel bond

Congress – Israel's most systematic and challenging ally

Congress has systematically supported Israel and bolstered US-Israel cooperation, expressing the view of most US citizens. And now? Op-ed.

Congress – Israel's most systematic and challenging ally

The Palestinian Issue – a Land-for-Peace proposition?

The land acquired by Israel kn 1967 is not the issue. Opinion.

The Palestinian Issue – a Land-for-Peace proposition?

President Biden and the Muslim Brotherhood trap

The Muslim Brotherhood has worked hard at obfuscating the West through its 2-pronged operation: political and subversive. And Biden? Op-ed.

President Biden and the Muslim Brotherhood trap

Tu B'shvat Guide for the Perplexed

Tu B'shvat highlights gratitude for the creation of fruit-bearing trees, also found in the blessing said before consuming any fruit. Op-ed.

Tu B'shvat Guide for the Perplexed

Is bipartisan support for Israel still in the cards?

Denigrating the Founding Fathers has eroded the common denominator between Democrats and Republican- and bipartisan support of Israel.Op-ed.

Is bipartisan support for Israel still in the cards?

CIA Director-designate William Burns' track record

Burns as the next Director of the CIA highlights Biden's determination to join a renegotiated nuclear agreement with Iran's Ayatollahs.Op-ed

CIA Director-designate William Burns' track record

Israel's economy defies COVID-19

Numbers speak for themselves, and while small businesses and workers will need help to recover, the data here will make it possible. Op-ed.

Israel's economy defies COVID-19

Hanukkah for the Perplexed: A brief guide to the Holiday of Lights

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, the holiday not found in the Bible because the miraculous story occurred after its completion.

Hanukkah for the Perplexed: Brief guide to the Holiday of Lights

Antony Blinken's track record

A person's track record is usually essential for predicting his behavior. Blinken's Middle East policies do not bode well for Israel. Op-ed/

Antony Blinken's track record