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David Harris is executive director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC)

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


December 3, 2018 1:46 pm
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When Will Europe Get Serious About Antisemitism?

The new CNN survey of attitudes towards Jews in seven countries -- Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, and Sweden -- raises profound concerns....

October 30, 2018 1:02 pm
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After Pittsburgh, We Need a Coalition of Conscience

  We knew antisemitism was out there. We knew it was growing. More and more people felt uninhibited in expressing their hatred and bigotry. Deadly attacks against...

September 26, 2018 11:17 am
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Saving the Transatlantic Partnership in the Age of Trump

These days, I consider myself an endangered species. I am a committed transatlanticist. Until just a few years back, that was rather unexceptional. But no...

August 31, 2018 1:27 pm
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Why Are Palestinian Refugees Different From All Other Refugees?

Why indeed? News reports suggest that the US administration is considering a historic decision to redefine who is and is not a Palestinian “refugee.” I hope...

July 31, 2018 5:16 pm
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Without America, I Wouldn’t Be Here

For my family, America meant, quite literally, rescue, salvation, and rebirth. Nothing less. In our case, we don’t have to go back several generations or multiple...

July 26, 2018 1:19 pm
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The Fight for Germany and Europe’s Future

My family has a Ph.D. in the three “I’s” -- immigration, integration, and identity -- not from a university, but from life. My parents were refugees...

July 19, 2018 11:44 am
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The ‘If Only Israel’ Syndrome

The "If Only Israel" (IOI) syndrome is the misguided notion -- peddled in the name of Israel's “best interests” by some in the diplomatic, academic, and...

June 28, 2018 8:46 am
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My Late Father: The Greatest Generation Up Close

Twenty years ago this week, my father passed away. In his declining years, he had few friends and only a tiny family, and since he was...

June 8, 2018 12:46 pm
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A Tragic Anniversary: The End of Jewish Life in Libya

Fifty-one years ago this month, the world was transfixed by the Six Day War raging between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The war was triggered...

June 4, 2018 8:55 am
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Why History Still Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

Mention history, and it can trigger a roll of the eyes. Add the Middle East to the equation, and folks might start running for the hills,...

May 14, 2018 9:40 am
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May 14, 2018: A Historic Day for Israel

May 14 loomed large in 1948. It was the date, according to the secular calendar, when the modern state of Israel was born. It was a...

April 17, 2018 9:06 am
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Celebrating Israel at 70

Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary this month. Let me put my cards on the table -- I’m not dispassionate when it comes to Israel. For centuries, Jews...

April 11, 2018 3:26 pm
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Israel Versus Hamas: The Case for Moral Clarity

Two centuries ago, the great German poet Goethe said: “The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.” It’s as true today...

February 5, 2018 10:34 am
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Polish-Jewish Relations: A Case Study in What Can Go Wrong

One day, I fear that what is currently happening in Polish-Israeli and Polish-Jewish relations will become a case study for how an outwardly strong partnership can unravel...

Culture

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showcased children...

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something wrong. But not Matt Green....

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

‘I Can’t Breathe’: Saudi Journalist Khashoggi’s Las...

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi repeatedly told his killers, "I can't breathe," during his final moments in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul,...

Israel

Israel Joins Anti-Illegal Funding Body FATF

Israel has been accepted as a member of a global inter-governmental body dedicated to combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a step that could help it influence policy against regional...

Middle East

Qatari Envoy Says Gaza Airport Was Proposed, Israel Unresponsive

A Qatari envoy overseeing the Gulf state's humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip said on Monday that he had proposed building an airport in the blockaded Palestinian enclave but had...

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