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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


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...

August 10, 2014 9:43 am
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A Response to Those Providing Hamas an Iron Dome of Moral Equivalency

Right on cue, former President Jimmy Carter and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson chime in to demand that Israel treat Hamas as a "legitimate...

July 24, 2014 2:52 pm
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Iron Dome Cannot Stop These Missiles

The rulers of Gaza are nothing if not consistent. In genocidal word and terrorist deed, Hamas pursues one goal—the eradication of the Jewish State and...

April 18, 2014 3:19 pm
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A Prayer for Alan Gross on Passover 2014

I never met Alan Gross. But on Monday night, when I gather with 700 other American Jews in Phoenix to celebrate the Passover Seder, his...

March 18, 2014 1:00 pm
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Four Things Obama Should Have Told Abbas

On Yom Kippur, 1972, I was standing alongside a Soviet Jewish dissident outside Moscow's lone synagogue when we were suddenly surrounded by KGB agents. Sensing...

March 2, 2014 3:15 pm
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Tough Times Again for Ukraine’s Jewish Population

We are now witnessing the latest round of violence and tragedy in the Ukraine. And not for the first time, hundreds of thousands of Jews...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

Georgia’s Kennesaw State University Hosts Camel, Kangaroo on Campus f...

A Georgia university hosted a camel and kangaroo on campus last week as part of a program celebrating Israeli culture, with organizers...

Israel

Israel Reportedly Strikes Pro-Regime Military Base in Syria

JNS.org - The Israeli military launched an attack on a military base belonging to pro-regime forces in Syria Sunday, according to local reports. According to a statement issued by the National Defense...

Middle East

Lebanese Prime Minister Asks UN to Help on Permanent Ceasefire With Israel

JNS.org - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations Friday for help in forging a permanent cease-fire with Israel, ending what he called the Jewish state’s “continuous violations” of...

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