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Former Israel ambassador to speak Feb. 8

Yoram Ettinger, former ambassador from Israel, will speak at 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church. Ettinger, an wide-ranging and entertaining international speaker, did his graduate studies at UCLA and undergraduate at UTEP, served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in Washington (with the rank of ambassador), Israel’s Consul General in Houston, and Director of Israel's Government Press Office.

He is an insider on U.S.-Israel relations, Mid-East politics and overseas investments in Israel’s high tech arena. He is also a consultant to members of Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset, regularly briefs U.S. legislators and their staff on Israel’s contribution to vital U.S. interests, the root causes of international terrorism, and on other issues of bilateral concern.

Ettinger’s Op-Ed pieces have been published in Israel and in the U.S., and he has been interviewed on Israeli and American TV and radio. He is the editor of Straight From The Jerusalem Cloakroom and Boardroom, newsletters on issues of national security and overseas investments in Israel’s high-tech arena.

Lecture topics include U.S.-Israel win-win relations: a two way street; US pressure on Israel – myth and reality; the root causes of anti-US Islamic terrorism; Palestinian refugees and the Palestinian issue.

- Staff report

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