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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


March 19, 2020 6:45 am
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The World’s Newest Virus Intersects With the World’s Oldest

The coronavirus pandemic may be new, but Jews have a long and tragic history when it comes to viruses -- wrought by nature or conceived...

August 8, 2019 6:07 am
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Tlaib and Omar Can Make History If They Choose

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) plan to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories during the August recess. Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, has said that she...

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...

Culture

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Flaunts His Hebrew on Twitter

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," showed...

400,000 People Worldwide Tune in for Livestreamed Concert by Idan Raichel

JNS.org - More than 400,000 people from around the world tuned in to...

Netflix to Reduce Traffic in Israel by 25 Percent to Help ISPs

Netflix said on Monday it would reduce network traffic in Israel over the next month following a government request to...

World

Pompeo Tweets Video of Iran’s Rouhani Saying Efforts to Lift Sanction...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted a video over the weekend showing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani saying that the...

Israel

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Praises Israeli-Pa...

The United Nations point man on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process praised coordination between the Jewish state and the Palestinian Authority...

Middle East

Iran’s Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 2,640

Iran's coronavirus death toll has risen to 2,640, a health ministry official said on Sunday, as the Middle East's worst-hit country grapples with the fast-spreading outbreak. "In the past 24 hours...

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