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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


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...

December 14, 2015 3:10 pm
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Europe and Migration: 5 Challenges

As Europe seeks to absorb a massive wave of newcomers, the challenges are becoming strikingly apparent. First, with no advance planning, European countries have had to...

November 29, 2015 10:02 am
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November 29: A Significant Date in Arab-Israeli History

November 29 is a noteworthy date for all those interested in Israel and the Middle East. Sixty-eight years ago, following the recommendation of a decisive majority...

November 23, 2015 7:15 am
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Why Is the World Blaming Israel for All of Its Problems?

It would be the stuff of comedy if it weren’t so devastatingly tragic. France is targeted by radical Islamic forces. The death toll is nearly 130 people,...

November 15, 2015 9:29 am
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Five Lessons From the Paris Tragedy

Once again, terrorists have struck, this time in Paris again and with devastating results. The scenes were heartbreaking, as France faced its most deadly assault since...

September 13, 2015 6:24 am
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Who Won and Lost on the Iran Deal?

Now that a Senate minority has blocked the bipartisan majority from taking an up-or-down vote on arguably the most significant foreign policy measure in a...

August 27, 2015 7:45 am
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15 Ways Being Jewish Is Meaningful

Surveys reveal a disturbingly large number of American Jews who feel disconnected from their Jewish identity. How painfully sad! In response, and with the High...

August 21, 2015 11:59 am
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Ten New Reasons to Worry About the Iran Deal

Since the P5+1 deal with Iran—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—was announced on July 14, there has been much discussion and debate about it,...

Culture

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Bernard-Henri Lévy Says Election of Donald Trump a ‘Major Event for ...

Editor's note: Bernard-Henri Lévy—French philosopher, filmmaker, and activist; defender of Israel and of Jewish values—returns to New York on January...

Israel

Netanyahu: Government ‘Working Overtime’ to Find ‘Respons...

The government is “working overtime” to come up with a “responsible solution” to the Amona issue that will both protect...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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