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  • Yoram Ettinger: US-Israel Defense Pact

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: US-Israel Initiative” https://bit.ly/2kF0zDX Constructive Defense Pact A constructive US-Israel defense pact should be based on shared values and shared strategic interests, expanding the two-way-street, win-win US-Israel strategic cooperation. An effective US-Israel defense pact should enhance Israel’s self-reliance and independence, rather than Israel’s dependence upon the US. A useful US-Israel defense pact should bolster […]
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  • Westernization of Arab demography

    By jwadmin on May 4, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” May 1, 2019, https://bit.ly/2VBub5l “The fertility declines recorded in the Arab world over the past 30 years (1988-2018) have been profound, even revolutionary…The Arab world is in the midst of one of the most dramatic fertility declines in world history….From among the highest to among the lowest [fertility levels] in the […]
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  • Mixed reactions after prosecution efforts at UCLA and UCI: Will disrupters be charged?

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2019
    Analysis By EDWIN BLACK Organized disruptors—both students and non-students—who shut down a pro-Israel gathering at University of California Los Angeles in May 2018, might not be prosecuted, according to information from LA City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office. Instead, they will be called to a confidential but mandatory proceeding called a “City Attorney Hearing,” an alternative to prosecution, which can be […]
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  • Post mid-term election US national security policy

    By jwadmin on November 13, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” November 13, 2018, https://bit.ly/2DBCOED While national security and foreign policy did not play a role in the November 2018 mid-term Congressional election, the outcome of the election will impact President Trump’s maneuverability in the arenas of foreign policy, national and homeland security. While the power of the newly-elected, Democratic-controlled House will […]
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  • Optimistic state of Israel’s economy

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #232, October 11, 2018 https://bit.ly/2ORgFaB (previous issues: https://bit.ly/2NB51fk) 1.  The international credit rating agency, Standard & Poor (S&P), upgraded Israel’s credit rating to AA- with a stable outlook, the highest ever for Israel. S&P highlighted Israel’s fiscal discipline, higher than expected economic growth rate, the reduction […]
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  • No Arab demographic time bomb

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Jewish Political Studies Review, Volume 29, Numbers 3-4, September 2018 https://bit.ly/2N1nMZ6 Demographic reality defies conventional wisdom   Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Jewish State is not facing an Arab demographic time bomb; but, benefits from a robust Jewish demographic tailwind of births and net-immigration. For example, between 1995 and 2017, the […]
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  • US departure from conventional wisdom

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative” September 13, 2018, https://bit.ly/2p0VHYi The evolution of President Trump’s stance on the Palestinian issue reflects extrication from conventional wisdom, which was embraced by his predecessors and the establishment of the State Department, academia and the media, while systematically crashed against the rocks of Middle East reality. In contrast to his predecessors, […]
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  • Europe’s Metaphysical Gripe Against Israel

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2018
    Tsvi Sadan Israel Today If the European Union truly represents the people of Europe, then this continent is becoming a real menace to Israel. EU hostility toward Israel is not new. Looking just at its appeasement policy toward Iran, a country that openly calls for the destruction of Israel, and the sympathy it shows to the Palestinians, who share Iran’s […]
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  • After Rubashkin, Orthodox Jews should be working to create sentencing reform

    By jwadmin on January 13, 2018
    By ADENA BERKOWITZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, the kosher slaughterhouse executive who served eight years in prison on bank fraud and money laundering charges, resulted in a vigorous communal discussion, especially within the Orthodox community. There was a great deal of relief among those who felt his original sentence […]
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  • How do you define anti-Semitism? It’s complicated.

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2018
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA)As I wrote soon after the arrest of Michael Kadar, the Israeli-American teenager accused of making hundreds of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in early 2017 : “[T]he JCC bomb threat hoax wasn’t just an isolated swastika daubing — it was an ongoing story affecting Jewish institutions in nearly every American Jewish community. It shaped a communal […]
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