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ARTICLES BY: Ben Cohen / JNS.org

March 26, 2019 8:18 am

Sarah Halimi’s Antisemitic Murderer Disappears Behind a Smokescreen

JNS.org - During the prosecution of Jared Lee Loughner -- the shooter sentenced to life imprisonment for the January 2011 murder of six people and...

March 18, 2019 9:15 am

The Christchurch Mosque Massacre and the Changing Face of Extremism

JNS.org - By the time that America woke up on Friday, March 15, Google’s search engine was jammed with news of a mass shooting at...

March 11, 2019 9:06 am

Leave the Graves of Jedwabne Alone

JNS.org -"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” These words, from George Orwell’s famous novel 1984 were often...

March 4, 2019 8:23 am

25 Years After the AMIA Bombing, Justice Is Again Denied

JNS.org - This July, Argentina’s Jewish community will mark the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, in which...

February 26, 2019 2:06 pm

‘Anti-Zionism’ Without the Hyphen

JNS.org - To hyphenate or not to hyphenate? One of the more enduring debates among scholars of antisemitism is whether to include a hyphen in the...

February 17, 2019 8:23 am

‘What Must Be Said:’ An Enduring Antisemitic Trope

JNS.org - When the late German writer Günter Grass decided, seven years ago, to publicly denounce Israel as the greatest threat to the planet’s existence,...

February 4, 2019 9:32 am

Antisemitism and the ‘Visible’ Jews

JNS.org - One evening about 30 years ago, my girlfriend, who is now my wife, came home to our small flat in London, her eyes...

January 28, 2019 9:44 am

Behind Europe’s Antisemitism ‘Perception Gap’

JNS.org - A comprehensive survey of European attitudes to antisemitism released this month by the European Union displays what its authors call a “perception gap.”...

January 21, 2019 9:39 am

Know Your Enemy: Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit Test

JNS.org - They used to call them “pea-soupers”: dense, choking fogs caused by smoke from burning coal that frequently enveloped London until the middle of...

January 14, 2019 9:23 am

Don’t Forget the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

JNS.org - If I had to pick the most repugnant image of 2018, it would hands down be the video from last September featuring the Venezuelan...

January 6, 2019 10:32 am

‘Sand and Death’ or Opportunity Knocks?

“Sand and death.” With a phrase that sounded strangely poetic, US President Donald Trump prophesied what lies ahead for the armed forces of the United...

December 30, 2018 9:35 am

How to Teach the Holocaust Going Forward

JNS.org - Imagine that you are a Jewish doctor in a Nazi concentration camp. About 100 of your fellow inmates suffer from diabetes, and you...

December 16, 2018 7:18 pm

Oh, Eno! The Folly of Boycotts

JNS.org - The battle over the cultural boycott of Israel involving two of the most seminal rock musicians of the last half-century continued in earnest...

December 13, 2018 8:59 am

The Pompeo Doctrine

JNS.org - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a rare speech last week on the overall strategic vision of the United States 30 years after...


Patriots Owner Kraft Apologizes in First Statement Since Charges

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologized on Saturday in his first public statement since he was charged for soliciting...

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...


Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...


American UN Rep: World Must Shine Light on Hamas’ Injustices

At a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East on Tuesday, the US and Israel denounced Gaza-ruling Hamas over the rocket attack the previous day in which a home...


On 40th Anniversary, Israel-Egypt Peace Deal Hailed for Opening ‘New ...

Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty. The 1979 agreement -- brokered by then-US President...

Middle East

Hamas Prisoners Attack Two Guards, One Seriously Injured

JNS.org - Two guards at Ketziot Prison in southern Israel were wounded, one seriously, when Hamas prisoners stabbed them late Sunday night after clashes broke out at the facility. Both guards...