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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


October 16, 2019 5:55 am
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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
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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
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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
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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,...

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,...

Features

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Mourn Sudden Death of Civil Rights Icon Elijah...

Many American Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed condolences on Thursday over the sudden death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a...

Israel

After Latest Unity Offer Rejected, Israeli Coalition Talks Remain Stalemate...

After a day of speculation, Israel’s centrist Blue and White party rejected a unity government proposal from Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. Some...

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