Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger…challenging conventional wisdom and providing information and assessments unavailable in the "elite media."

From Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger

A.     Linked below  are a few  "politically-incorrect" articles on issues which are relevant to the national security of the US and Israel and their bilateral relations.

The documents aim at generating second thoughts (out of the box thinking), challenging conventional wisdom and providing information and assessments unavailable in the "elite media." 

The documents are based on Ambassador Ettinger's  40 years of  experience  - as a researcher, diplomat (Ambassador), lecturer, writer and consultant to members of Congress and Knesset -  in the areas of Middle East politics and US policy in the Middle East ( see CV{ Section B},below).

1.  Exposing the demographic bogey (Jewish demographic tailwind; no Arab demographic time bomb). 

3. A nuclear Iran's chief target would be the USA: The enemy of my enemy is my enemy.

4.  Islamic terrorists are no "lone wolves."

5.  US-Israel two-way-street relations: Israel's unique contributions to the US national security and economy.

6.  Is the Palestinian issue the crown jewel of Arab policy makers (The Middle East "talk" VS. "walk")?

9.  Are the "settlements" an obstacle to peace?
10.  Can Israel afford to concede the mountain ridges of Judea & Samaria (West Bank)?

More documents are posted at The Ettinger Report:

B.     Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger,CV

1.  Professional Background:

*A Consultant to Israel’s Cabinet Members, to Israeli legislators and a lecturer in the US, Canada and Israel on Israel’s unique contributions to US interests, the foundations of US-Israel relations, the Iranian threat, the Palestinian issue, the Jewish-Arab demographic balance, etc.

*(Since 1993) Frequently interviewed on Israeli and US TV and radio and published in Israel's dailies, as well as in the US.

*Executive Director of "Second Thought – A U.S. Israel Initiative," dedicated to generate out-of-the-box thinking on US-Israel relations, Middle East affairs, the Palestinian issue, Jewish-Arab demographics, etc.

*(1989-1992) Minister for Congressional Affairs – with the rank of Ambassador - at Israel’s Embassy in Washington, DC, dealing with bilateral commercial, military and diplomatic ties, foreign aid, etc.

*(1988-1989) Director of the Government Press Office in Jerusalem, coordinating contacts between government officials and overseas journalists.

*(1985-1988) Israel’s Consul General in Houston, Texas, furthering ties with politicians, businessmen, oilmen, ranchers, Hispanics, Blacks, Evangelical leaders and Jewish communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico.

* Member of the American-Israel Demographic Research Group (AIDRG), which has documented a one million gap in the number of Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

*(Since 1993) President of "US-Israel Opportunities, Ltd", a consultancy on US and Mideast policies, focusing on Israel’s relations with the US Congress, as well as on US investments in Israel.

*(Spring, 2003) Lecturer on “US Politics” - Hebrew University Executive MBA Program.

*(1997-2000) The Alabama Trade Representative in Israel.

*(Since 1993) Editor of Straight From The Jerusalem Cloakroom/Boardroom newsletters on national security and US investments in Israel, disseminated to over 5,000 movers and shakers in Washington, DC and throughout the US.

*(1976-1985) Editor/founder of the Contemporary Mideast Backgrounder, a newsletter, disseminated in 5 languages among policy-makers in the US, Europe, Latin America, Canada, India and Japan.  The newsletter dealt with Mideast politics, US policy in the Mideast, international terrorism, the Palestinian issue and the peace process.  

*(1984) Lecturer on Mideast Politics at the Hebrew U. School of Overseas Students.
*(1975-1976) Deputy Director of the American Cultural Center in Jerusalem.
*(1971-1973) Information Officer at Israel’s Consulate General in Los Angeles.

2.   Educational and Personal Background
*(1971) M.S. in International Management, UCLA.
*(1971) Certified Public Accountant (CPA), California.
*(1969) B.A. in Business Administration, University of Texas at El Paso.

C.     Topics of Speaking Engagements (PowerPoint Presentations July, 2014)
     Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger…..

1. The US-Israel Two-Way Street (Israel's unique contributions to the US economy and national security).

2. The war in Gaza – regional implications.

3. The enemy of my enemy is my enemy (Can the US afford a nuclear Iran?).

4. *No Demographic Arab Time Bomb; a Robust Jewish Demographic Tailwind.

5. *Is Israel Isolated? (Israel embraced by the global business community).

6. *The Foundations of the US-Israel Covenant – Shared values from the Pilgrims and the Founding Fathers to 2014.

7. The Palestinian Issue – Is it the Core of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the root cause of Middle East turbulence, the crown jewel of Arab policy-making, or a core cause of anti-US Islamic terrorism?

8. The Impact of the Proposed Palestinian State on Vital US Interests.

9. US policy in the Middle East – a case of fundamental misperceptions.

10. *The Palestinian Refugees – Why? Whose responsibility? How many? Where did they come from? The global context? Jewish refugees! 

11.  US Pressure on Israel – myth & reality.

12. The muscle of the US Congress in the areas of foreign policy and national security (a bastion of systematic support of US-Israel cooperation).

13.  *The Mountain Ridges of Judea & Samaria: Are they indispensable to the survival of the Jewish State?

D.    Get his e-book, "Jewish Holidays Guide for the Perplexed": (click pdf)