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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


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...

October 2, 2015 5:17 am
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PA Leader Foments Religious War With Israel

I had the privilege of praying last week at Judaism’s holiest site -- the Western Wall --  on our holiest day, Yom Kippur. I wore my...

June 7, 2015 9:40 am
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To Defeat ISIS We Must Convince Twitter, YouTube to ‘Unfriend’ Terrorists

“Fears mount over fate of Syria's ancient Palmyra ruins.” For once, the headline was no exaggeration. The ancient city, known in Arabic as Tadmur has been...

April 1, 2015 10:08 am
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Enemies’ Moves, Friends’ Silence, Slam Door on Elijah’s Hope

On Friday night during the Seder, millions of Jews in Israel and throughout the diaspora will fill Elijah's Cup and then fling open their doors to...

October 6, 2014 6:51 am
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Russell Tribunal on Palestine is Just as Wrong as Russell Was in 1938

Never mind that Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu used the podium of the UN General Assembly masterfully to refute Palestinian Authority President Abbas' charge that Israel...

September 28, 2014 4:04 pm
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Obama Must Enlist Social Media to Defeat ISIS

President Obama has put some muscle behind his threat to "degrade and destroy" ISIS. Bombs now target Syrian as well as Iraqi territory. Leaving the debate...

September 5, 2014 8:19 am
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Abbas is Not Showing Signs That He Wants Peace With Israel

Key supporters of a two-state solution, including the Obama administration, see a potential silver lining in Hamas' Gaza debacle. Hamas' defeat could pave the way...

Culture

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...

Features

NATO States and Israel Share Urban Warfare Insights

JNS.org - Representatives from 12 NATO countries recently visited Israel to take part in a first-of-its-kind conference on the challenges...

Syrian Women Seeking Medical Aid ‘Love’ Israel, See Its ‘True Face’

JNS.org - Unprecedented video footage broadcast on Israeli television on Sunday showed Syrian women and children...

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

World

Chabad Centers to Open in Uganda, Laos, Montenegro

JNS.org – The Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement on Sunday announced that it will open three new centers -- in Uganda, Montenegro and Laos. The announcement was made at the annual International Conference of...

Israel

Israeli Minister Looks to Disqualify Pro-BDS Groups From National Service P...

JNS.org – Israeli Strategic Affairs and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Monday sent a letter to Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel,...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Army Chief Warns of ‘Israeli Threat,’ Urges Readine...

JNS.org – Lebanon’s army chief on Tuesday warned of an “Israeli threat” and urged his soldiers to be ready for a...

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