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Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization with over 400,000 family members.

ARTICLES BY: Abraham Cooper


December 31, 2018 11:06 am
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No Palestinian-Israel Peace in 2019 — but Here Are Some Developments We Can Expect

For Israel, 2019 will likely bring great achievements but also great disappointments. The achievements will include: continued growth of Israel’s innovation economy; increased tourism; and development...

August 20, 2018 7:03 am
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We Must Fight Divisive Figures on the Right and the Left

There is no end in sight to worries over alleged Russian hacking -- past, present, and future -- into our elections. But there are others...

July 23, 2018 12:01 pm
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Facebook Must Get Rid of Holocaust Denial

Along with millions of other Facebook users, I am deeply disturbed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s misguided and hurtful refusal to remove blatantly antisemitic lies...

June 22, 2018 10:36 am
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America Lost Charles Krauthammer Just When We Needed Him Most

Fox News political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, and New York Times best-selling author just scrape the surface in describing the life and career of Charles...

June 21, 2018 8:28 am
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Don’t Separate Families at the Border — but Don’t Expropriate the Holocaust Either

As an Orthodox rabbi, it is not for me to comment on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ invocation of the New Testament to justify separating children from...

April 12, 2018 9:34 am
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Jewish Survival: The True Story of the Holocaust

Maybe Simon Wiesenthal was wrong. Maybe the majority of survivors who stumbled out of the liberated death camps, and the few who were hidden by...

July 13, 2017 2:25 pm
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UNESCO Vote Rewards Palestinian Lies and Terrorists — and Endangers Peace

Even by UN standards, the actions taken at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow, Poland, was diplomatic theater at its most absurd. With Muslim and Christian...

July 6, 2017 2:46 pm
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We Must Call Out Activists’ Antisemitic Bigotry

A good litmus test for the strength of a society is how it perceives and treats its minorities. In the United States, there was no...

June 8, 2017 10:02 am
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Silicon Valley Must Boot Terrorists From Social Media

It looks as though ISIS’ shrinking Caliphate may actually come to an end in Iraq and Syria in the not too distant future. This is a welcome development,...

May 16, 2017 10:57 am
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In Search for Peace, Trump Should Tackle Hate Before Borders

President Donald Trump is scheduled to make his first foreign trip later this month, with stops that will include the Vatican, Saudi Arabia and the...

April 25, 2017 11:16 am
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Act on Syria to Remember the Holocaust

This year, Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah) finds Jews deeply worried. Here in the United States, we’ve witnessed cemetery desecrations, little children evacuated from Jewish community...

February 6, 2017 7:45 am
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How Can We Overcome Baroness Jenny Tonge’s Antisemitism?

At the end of 2016, the Simon Wiesenthal Center released its annual list of global Top Ten Antisemitic and Anti-Israel incidents. Tragically, we could easily have posted...

January 29, 2016 5:20 am
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Holocaust Remembrance Day and Ban Ki-Moon’s Cowardly Act

Embedded in the DNA of the Jewish people there is a special gene; call it remembrance. From the time Moses first showed up at Pharaoh’s palace,...

November 23, 2015 7:01 am
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Will the Threat From ISIS End the Double Standard on Israel?

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche posited, “You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, it does not exist.” Such moral...

Features

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

World

University of Essex Ratifies Jewish Society After Controversy, Suspends Lec...

The University of Essex on Friday announced the immediate establishment of a Jewish society that was previously voted against by...

Israel

Israeli Gunfire Kills Gaza Rioter at Border Demonstration

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager and wounded around 40 others at a protest attended by thousands on the Gaza Strip border on Friday, Gaza health officials said. Israel's military...

Middle East

Syria Kurds Evacuate Civilians From Islamic State Redoubt, Hail Trump Troop...

Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic State's last redoubt in...

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