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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


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...

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,...

Culture

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Why ‘Fauda’ Is One of the Best TV Shows You’ll Ever See

A show about terrorism should be explosive. Too often, stereotypical characters, cardboard dialogue and absurd plot twists turn what should be...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Trump: I Have Not Forgotten My Promise About US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

At a pre-inaugural event in Washington, DC, President-elect Donald Trump told Israel Hayom he will move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. "I'm not a person who breaks promises," said Trump.

Israel

‘Good Riddance, Obama’: Jerusalemites Send Mixed Parting Messag...

Ahead of Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, a reporter from the Hebrew...

Middle East

US Military: We Have Amassed Large Enough Arab Force to Advance Fight Again...

The US-led coalition in Syria has amassed an Arab force it considers large enough to move the fight against Islamic...

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