TheEttingerReport.Com , January 01, 2013
1. Professional Background:
*(Since 1993) Consultant to Israel’s Cabinet Members, to Israeli legislators and to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on US-Israel bilateral projects, US policy and Mideast politics.
*(Since 1989) Regularly briefs US legislators and their staff.
*(Since 1993) Frequently interviewed on Israeli TV and radio and published in Israel's dailies, as well as US radio stations and dailies.
*Executive Director of "Second Thought – A U.S. Israel Initiative," dedicated to generate out-of-the-box thinking on US-Israel relations, Middle East politics, the Palestinian issue, Jewish-Arab demographics, Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
*Member of the Board of Directors of Mekorot, Israel’s Water Company.
*(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.
*Married to Ora with three daughters, Tal, Adi and Deganit and three grandchildren – Noga, Roni and Guy.
3. Ambassador (ret.) Ettinger is available for speaking engagements in Israel, the US, Canada and elsewhere (firstname.lastname@example.org).