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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


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...

January 12, 2014 8:12 am
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Ariel Sharon – Hallowed Warrior Leaves Complicated Political Legacy (OBITUARY)

A wise man once said it is difficult to predict the future but harder still to predict the past. Such is the case with Ariel...

Culture

Leonard Cohen Receives Posthumous Grammy Nomination for Best Folk Album

The late legendary Jewish singer Leonard Cohen has received a posthumous nomination for...

Egyptian Celeb Faces Legal Action for Taking Photos With Israelis

Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan is facing legal action for causing "offense to the Egyptian people" after taking pictures...

Features

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

World

Woman Screaming ‘Slaughter the Jews’ Attacks Rabbi in Central V...

A woman screaming "Slaughter the Jews" attacked a rabbi in broad daylight on a Vienna street on Thursday afternoon as...

Israel

Israel’s Ethiopian-Born Aliyah Minister to Travel to Country of Birth...

Israel’s Ethiopian-born Minister of Immigrant Absorption will be traveling to the country of her birth on Saturday to bring hundreds...

Middle East

Prominent Iranian Nuclear Scientist Fakhrizadeh Assassinated – State ...

An Iranian nuclear scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret atomic weapons program was assassinated near Tehran on Friday, Iranian state media reported. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died of injuries in hospital...

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