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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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared...

Features

Knesset Caucus Celebrates ‘Faith-Based Diplomacy’ to Honor Christian Allies

JNS.org - Members of the Knesset celebrated the role of “faith-based diplomacy” in President...

Ebay: Israelis Are World’s Second-Largest Online Shoppers

JNS.org - Israel was the world’s second-largest online commerce consumer per capita in 2017 -- second only to China -- according to e-commerce giant eBay. Israelis bought products...

World

British Labour Activist Who Called Jews ‘Zios’ Expelled From Party, Jew...

Jewish groups in Britain are hailing the Labour Party’s expulsion of a virulent anti-Israel activist, but warned that further steps...

Israel

Israeli Political Leader Lapid on Polish Holocaust Law: ‘On the Verge...

Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid continued his war of words with the Polish government on Monday, comparing a new Polish...

Middle East

UN Chief Warns of Nightmare Scenario If Israel, Hezbollah Clash

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he was worried about the possibility of a direct confrontation between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. Guterres said the latest signals from Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah...

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