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David Harris is executive director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC)

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


February 17, 2017 5:55 am
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A ‘One State Solution’ Will Not Work

It is always gratifying to see warmth and friendship on display between an American president and an Israeli prime minister. That was certainly the case...

February 17, 2017 2:45 am
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An Open Letter to Irish Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan

Dear Minister Flanagan, Recently, you said, "I am actively keeping under consideration, on a continuous basis, the question of whether recognition by Ireland in the near future...

January 26, 2017 7:48 am
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Remembering the Holocaust, Once Again

The UN designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. That was the day, in 1945, when the Soviet army liberated Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi German death...

January 17, 2017 7:58 am
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5 Reasons the Paris ‘Peace’ Conference Failed

As I said repeatedly in the build-up to Sunday's gathering in Paris of representatives of 70 countries to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the AJC has long...

January 10, 2017 7:18 am
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An Appeal to French Foreign Minister Ayrault to Cancel the Paris ‘Peace’ Conference

Dear Minister Ayrault, I take the liberty of writing this open letter in the wake of the latest Palestinian terror attack, which killed four young Israelis...

December 29, 2016 7:47 am
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An Open Letter to John Kerry

Dear Secretary Kerry, I listened with rapt attention to your speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I did so as someone who has yearned for an end to...

December 26, 2016 7:15 am
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Do the Palestinians Really Want a State?

In all the focus on the December 23rd vote at the UN Security Council -- where 14 nations supported a resolution critical of Israel, and...

November 30, 2016 11:41 am
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Honoring Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands: A Letter From a Forgotten Jew

I am a forgotten Jew. My roots are nearly 2,600 years old; my ancestors made landmark contributions to world civilization; and my presence was felt from...

November 24, 2016 4:23 pm
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Are Jewish Centrists an Endangered Species?

In early 2009, shortly after President Barack Obama took office, one of the first issues his administration faced was what to do about US participation in...

July 5, 2016 6:46 am
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What is the Meaning of America? Ask My Family

To truly understand the meaning of America, ask someone who wasn’t born here. In my case, that’s easy. My mother was born in the Soviet Union...

June 16, 2016 4:48 am
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Three Lessons We Must Learn From Orlando

As the horrific events in Orlando unfolded, we, like all Americans of good will, reacted with horror and dismay. It was a time for expression...

May 11, 2016 6:48 am
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Israel at 68: A Record to Be Proud Of

Israel celebrates its 68th Day of Independence this week. Let me put my cards on the table. I'm not dispassionate when it comes to Israel....

April 28, 2016 6:14 am
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Will the EU Finally Acknowledge Hezbollah for What It Really Is?

Nearly three years ago, the European Union finally overcame its longstanding resistance and addressed the issue of adding Hezbollah to its terrorism list. The good news...

March 24, 2016 6:42 am
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An Eyewitness Report From Brussels: It’s Not Too Late to Turn the Tide

On Monday evening, March 21, I arrived in Brussels from London, where there had been chatter about possible terrorist attacks. It was quiet in Europe's capital as we...

Features

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's...

US-Israel Cybersecurity Ties Grow as Common Enemies Take Battle Online

JNS.org -- New legislation brokering American-Israeli collaboration in cybersecurity has further cemented the Jewish...

In Surprise Discovery, Israeli Archaeologists Uncover 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

JNS.org - In a surprise discovery, Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a 12th cave that...

World

At Least Ten Jewish Community Centers Across US Targeted in Latest Spate of...

At least ten Jewish community centers across America received telephone bomb threats on Monday, according to media reports. NBC News reported...

Israel

Holocaust Survivors Among Israeli Consumers No Longer to Have Power Cut Off...

The Israel Electric Authority announced on Monday that Holocaust survivors and consumers using life-saving devices will not have their power cut off,...

Middle East

Egyptian Presidential Spokesman: Report of El-Sisi’s Part in Clandest...

A spokesman for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi railed against a report in the Israeli media about his country's part...

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