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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


August 17, 2017 11:20 am
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An Open Letter to President Trump: Your Moral Equivalency Was Shameful

Dear President Trump, On Monday morning, I urged you to reconsider your exceptionally ill-chosen words of Saturday -- "on many sides" -- following the tragic events in Charlottesville. Shortly afterward, and...

July 27, 2017 12:42 pm
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Stop Infantilizing the Palestinians

It’s high time for the international community to wake up to certain Palestinian realities that many would rather avoid. Recent events in the region -- including the brutal...

July 19, 2017 11:04 am
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Yes, the Jewish Community Can Unite

When I was growing up on the West Side of Manhattan, I recall elderly men from Jerusalem ringing our doorbell a couple of times per...

June 9, 2017 11:16 am
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Libya’s Jews: A Forgotten Consequence of 1967

Fifty years ago this month, the world was transfixed by the war raging between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The war was triggered by blood-curdling threats...

June 2, 2017 11:11 am
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The Lessons and Consequences of the Six-Day War

When you mention history, it can trigger a roll of the eyes. Add the Middle East to the equation, and folks might start running for...

March 23, 2017 7:49 am
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Bravo, Ambassador Haley!

Members of the United Nations have had an Israel obsession for a very long time. It’s taken many forms and has done countless damage -- mostly to...

March 19, 2017 6:26 am
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You Must See This Inspiring Musical About 9/11

I’ve had varied jobs in my life, from postal worker to waterskiing counselor, but theater critic never figured among them. Nor do I plan to...

March 14, 2017 8:16 am
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Why the AJC Is Going to Poland

I grew up in a home that was hardly pro-Polish. Poland was seen as a country where antisemitism was historically widespread, and -- at times...

March 1, 2017 7:33 am
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Confronting Antisemitism in America

No one is born hating other people. Yet, tragically, some are taught to hate -- whether in the name of racial purity, religious doctrine, political dogma, ethnic...

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...

Features

Future Soldiers Leave ‘Comfort’ of North America to Defend Israel

JNS.org - Dozens of future IDF soldiers from North America immigrated to Israel this...

CAMERA Conference Helps Students Combat BDS at Home and Abroad

JNS.org - Some 80 students from 13 different countries participated in a recent high-level training conference to prepare them to respond to...

Top Israeli, American Experts Concerned About North Korean Nuclear Precedent for Iran

JNS.org – Several top Israeli and American experts on nuclear proliferation and Iran say...

World

Barcelona Synagogue, Jewish Institutions Protectively Shuttered Following T...

Barcelona's main synagogue will be closed for a minimum of 24 hours following Thursday's deadly terrorist attack in the city, in which at...

Israel

Israel’s Government Press Office to Revoke Press Card of Al Jazeera Repor...

JNS.org – Israel’s Government Press Office (GPO) is set to rescind the press credentials of Al Jazeera reporter Elias Karram, an...

Middle East

Iran Reportedly Building Long-Range Missile Facility in Syria

JNS.org – Iran is reportedly building a facility in northwestern Syria to manufacture long-range Scud missiles, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Tuesday. According to the report, security experts who analyzed photos of...

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