TheEttingerReport.Com , October 10, 2014
1. Professional Background (researcher, writer, lecturer, diplomat):
*A Consultant to Israeli and US legislators, and their staff – and a lecturer - on US-Israel relations, Middle East politics, the Iranian nuclear threat, the Palestinian issue, the Jewish-Arab demographic balance, etc.
*Publishes a weekly column in Israel and the US.
*Frequently interviewed by Israeli and US newspapers, TV and radio.
* Co-founder of the America-Israel Demographic Research Group (AIDRG), which has documented a one million gap in the number of Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
*Executive Director of "Second Thought: A US - Israel Initiative," dedicated to education through 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 Israel's Government Press Office, coordinating relations with 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.
*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.
*Lecturer on “US Politics” - Hebrew University Executive MBA (2003).
*The Alabama Trade Representative in Israel (1997-2000).
*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.
*Editor/founder of the Contemporary Mideast Backgrounder, a newsletter, disseminated to policy makers and public opinion molders in Hebrew, English, Spanish, French and German. The newsletter dealt with Mideast politics, US policy in the Mideast, international terrorism, the Palestinian issue and the peace process (1976-1985).
*Lecturer on Mideast Politics at the Hebrew U. School of Overseas Students (1984).
*Deputy Director of the American Cultural Center in Jerusalem (1975-1976).
*Information Officer at Israel’s Consulate General in Los Angeles (1971-1973).
2. Educational and Personal Background
*M.S. in International Management, UCLA (1971).
*Certified Public Accountant (CPA), California (1970).
*B.A. in Business Administration, University of Texas at El Paso (1969).
*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).