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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


June 10, 2021 1:07 pm
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Remembering Our Friend and Scholar, Harold Brackman

The below article is an adaptation of a eulogy delivered last week on behalf of historian and frequent Algemeiner contributor Harold Brackman. In the Jewish...

April 29, 2021 11:57 am
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No Justice for Jews in France

For better or for worse, Jews are instinctively guided by memory. The Torah embedded Zachor in our national DNA 3,000 years ago in Egypt, and...

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...

Culture

Mel Brooks Explains Why His Humor Is More ‘New York’ Than ‘Jewish’

Comedic icon and Brooklyn native Mel Brooks said it's wrong to...

‘Red Notice’ Film Starring Gal Gadot Now Most Popular in Netflix History

Israeli actress Gal Gadot's latest film has made history by becoming the most...

Netta Barzilai’s Hanukkah Performance Lights Up NBA Game in Los Angeles

JNS.org - Israeli singer Netta Barzilai gave a Hanukkah performance on Sunday at...

World

Pakistan Lifts Ban on Islamic Extremist Group, Threatening Western Countrie...

Pakistan dropped its ban on a violent Islamist group that led attempts to intimidate non-Muslims against sharing images and caricatures...

Israel

Two Israelis Attacked, Car Set on Fire After Driving Into Ramallah

Palestinian rioters Wednesday night attacked two Israeli civilians and set their vehicle on fire after the pair stopped in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday night, Israel's army...

Middle East

Iran Makes Nuclear Advance at Fordow During Talks to Revive Deal

Iran has started producing enriched uranium with more efficient advanced centrifuges at its Fordow plant dug into a mountain, the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday, further eroding the 2015...

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