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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


December 1, 2017 2:41 pm
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A 30th Anniversary, Soviet Jews and the Making of History

On December 6, 1987 -- 30 years ago -- more than 250,000 people gathered in Washington to call on the Kremlin to open the gates and let Soviet Jews...

November 10, 2017 12:19 pm
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Larry David, Meet Mila Racine

When I first heard about Larry David’s attempted Holocaust humor on "Saturday Night Live," I was appalled. But I withheld comment, hoping -- in vain, as it turned...

October 25, 2017 2:35 pm
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An Open Letter to a Righteous Among the Nations Recipient

Dear Aleksandra Cybulska, I just read about your designation as a Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Jerusalem-based Holocaust museum and research center. Heartfelt congratulations on...

October 11, 2017 4:04 pm
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Should We Scrap the Iran Deal?

This week, President Donald Trump is expected to speak about Iran -- specifically, the fate of the Iran deal (JCPOA). The American Jewish Committee (AJC) has been following Iran policy...

September 7, 2017 10:55 am
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Jews Need Trifocal Lenses to Confront Antisemitism

For close to two decades, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has been blowing the whistle on the rising tide of antisemitism. When asked about the source...

August 28, 2017 3:12 pm
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The Overarching Meaning of America

As recent events have so vividly illustrated, Americans angrily seem to have turned against one another and embraced increasingly contrasting narratives of past and present. To...

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...

Features

Arab Street Outraged by Jerusalem Decision, but Governments Have Other Concerns

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was overwhelmingly rejected...

Iran Looks to Seize Opportunity as Rivals Fall

As it approaches victory in Syria with the help of Russia, Iran and its terrorist axis members are turning their...

Trial Starts in the US Case of Nazi-Jihadist

Former DC Metro Transit Police officer Nicholas Young had unusual political views, a federal prosecutor told jurors in Young's terrorist trial --...

World

New Jersey Imam Who Called for Killing of Jews Will Be Sent for ‘Retr...

A New Jersey imam who delivered two violently antisemitic sermons over the last month is to be sent for "retraining,"...

Israel

Family of Mumbai Terror Victims Granted State-Owned Home in Israel

JNS.org - Rabbi Nachman and Freida Holtzberg, who lost their son and daughter-in-law in the 2008 terror attack on the Indian city of Mumbai’s Chabad House, have been granted a government-owned...

Middle East

Interfaith Delegation From Bahrain Visits Israel, Draws Criticism in Arab W...

JNS.org - An interfaith delegation from Bahrain is visiting Israel during Hanukkah in an unprecedented trip. On Tuesday night, the group attended...

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