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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris

August 4, 2021 11:42 am

It’s Time to Affirm Jewish Pride

Surveys reveal that a disturbingly large number of American Jews feel disconnected from their Jewish identity. How painfully sad. In response, let me share the...

July 26, 2021 11:38 am

An Open Letter to Former UN Leader Ban Ki-moon

As United Nations secretary-general, you said more than once that you were a friend of Israel. I believed you, because I considered you a fair-minded person....

July 20, 2021 12:15 pm

To Antisemites, a Jew Is a Jew Is a Jew

The antisemites came for Israelis. They relentlessly attacked the lone democracy in the Middle East and the realization of a 3,500-year-old vision, with the aim of...

July 2, 2021 11:09 am

Ilhan Omar Has a Problem With Jews

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has a Jewish problem. Despite her repeated denials and the rush to circle the wagons from some left-wing Jews, there's an undeniable...

June 28, 2021 11:32 am

Where’s the Outrage?

There’s an entire global industry dedicated to vilifying and isolating Israel, the world’s only Jewish-majority nation. Where’s the outrage? Of the 193 UN member states, only one,...

June 23, 2021 11:33 am

A Letter From a Forgotten Jew

I am a forgotten Jew. My roots are nearly 2,600 years old, my ancestors made landmark contributions from North Africa to the Fertile Crescent -- but...

June 17, 2021 12:51 pm

A Jewish Call to Action: Ten Ways to Fight Back

Seemingly overnight, anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, and antisemitic incidents are being reported near and far. Many American Jews, who not so long ago thought these were threats...

June 2, 2021 12:12 pm

Hamas Then, Hamas Now

It was exactly 20 years ago, when my wife and I were attending a Shabbat dinner in Madrid, that someone gave us the news. A suicide...

May 25, 2021 1:00 pm

No Easy Answers for Hamas-Ruled Gaza

The most recent round of conflict between Hamas and Israel did not come out of the blue. Rather, there is a historical and contemporary context...

May 24, 2021 12:35 pm

Refuting 15 Anti-Israel Lies

As Hamas fired deadly missiles at Israel for 11 straight days, Israel’s critics fired one verbal salvo after another. Unable or unwilling to distinguish between a...

May 16, 2021 12:42 pm

Responding to Senator Bernie Sanders

In the The New York Times (May 14), US Senator Bernie Sanders wrote an essay entitled “The US Must Support an Evenhanded Approach in the Middle East” (and,...

May 16, 2021 2:17 am

Let’s Tell the Truth About Israel and Hamas

Dear Trevor Noah, I just watched your 10-minute monologue on the Israeli-Hamas conflict for your popular television program The Daily Show (which aired on May 11). Frankly,...

April 28, 2021 12:25 pm

Why the Armenian Genocide Matters Today

April 24th was the annual commemoration date of the Armenian Genocide. It marked the systematic annihilation of approximately 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of...

April 26, 2021 12:00 pm

Antisemitism and Four Travesties of Justice

Four years after the murder in Paris of Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old French Jew, mother, and doctor, the case is back in the news in...


Avdija Adds Hanukkah Cheer to Strong Start of Basketball Season - Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija is proudly representing Israel and Judaism on and off the court. The 20-year-old Israeli...


Israel Tightens Control of Cyber Tech Exports Amid NSO Affair

Israel on Monday introduced tighter rules for countries seeking to buy its cyber technologies and intelligence systems, restricting their use only for the investigation and prevention of defined terrorist acts...


USC Defends Response as 60 Faculty Members Call for ‘Rebuke’ Ov...

The University of Southern California (USC) defended on Friday its efforts to address antisemitism on campus, in a private letter...

Middle East

Arab-Israeli Woman Convicted of Spying for Hezbollah - An Arab-Israeli woman in her 20s has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for spying for Hezbollah. Maibat Masarwa was convicted by the Lod District Court on charges...

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