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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris

September 9, 2020 5:34 am

The Miracle of Israel’s Diplomatic Breakthroughs

In the past decade, a number of pundits had talked about Israel’s growing isolation under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- in the words of New...

August 18, 2020 5:04 am

Europe Must Put Aside Its Outdated Thinking on Israel

The news last week from the Middle East was electrifying. Indeed, it was nothing less than historic and transformational. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and...

June 15, 2020 4:35 am

Germany and the Jews: Hope That People Can Change

In the wake of the unprecedented tragedy of the Holocaust, it was anything but obvious that a Jewish group would seek to engage post-war Germany....

June 8, 2020 9:10 am

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...

May 20, 2020 7:07 am

Winston Churchill: A Leader’s Leader in a Time of Crisis

In these times of profound uncertainty, triggered by the war against the coronavirus pandemic, one comment keeps coming up in my world: “Where’s Winston Churchill...

May 8, 2020 7:52 am

Coronavirus Nazi Comparisons Dishonor Memories of Holocaust Victims

Seventy-five years ago, the most destructive war in history came to an end in Europe. Adolf Hitler’s goal of a 1,000-year Nazi reign collapsed 988...

May 7, 2020 4:51 am

Fighting COVID-19, Conspiracy Theories, and Antisemitism

It is a story that dates back centuries. A crisis occurs and conspiracy theories emerge to offer one-size-fits-all explanations. More often than not, Jews are...

April 1, 2020 7:28 am

Corona, Crises and Conspiracies

It is as predictable as day follows night. A crisis erupts -- pandemic, financial, security -- and the conspiracy theorists come out of the woodwork....

October 16, 2019 5:55 am

Europe Must Do the Right Thing on Hezbollah

What do Arab governments know about Hezbollah that the European Union refuses to acknowledge? The Arab League and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have both labeled...

September 3, 2019 11:02 am

Is World War II History Still Relevant?

As the world marks the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, when German forces invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, is the...

August 6, 2019 4:33 am

A Modern-Day Jewish Exodus Story

A new Netflix movie, The Red Sea Diving Resort, has been released. It tells the story of an audacious Mossad operation to rescue Ethiopian Jews...

June 6, 2019 8:28 am

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,...

December 3, 2018 1:46 pm

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

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...


Chassidic Singer to Help Raise Awareness of COVID-19 in Religious Communities - The Trump administration has recruited a Chassidic singer to help raise...

Indian Jewish MMA, Kickboxing Champion Set to Immigrate to Israel, Hopes to Join IDF

A mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing champion from India is slated to...


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,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


Brazil to Join COVAX Vaccine Facility, as Chile, Israel, UAE Also Sign Up

Brazil, which has the world's second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global COVID-19 vaccine partnership known as COVAX and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for...


Israeli Minister Outlines Plan to Foster Stronger Unity Among Diaspora Jewr... - Following the adoption of the Israeli government’s plan earlier this summer to help ensure unity of the global...

Middle East

Palestinian Leader Abbas Calls for UN-Led Peace Conference Early Next Year

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene an international conference early next year to launch "a genuine peace process" between Israel and...

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