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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


September 7, 2017 10:55 am
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Jews Need Trifocal Lenses to Confront Antisemitism

For close to two decades, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has been blowing the whistle on the rising tide of antisemitism. When asked about the source...

August 28, 2017 3:12 pm
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The Overarching Meaning of America

As recent events have so vividly illustrated, Americans angrily seem to have turned against one another and embraced increasingly contrasting narratives of past and present. To...

August 17, 2017 11:20 am
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An Open Letter to President Trump: Your Moral Equivalency Was Shameful

Dear President Trump, On Monday morning, I urged you to reconsider your exceptionally ill-chosen words of Saturday -- "on many sides" -- following the tragic events in Charlottesville. Shortly afterward, and...

July 27, 2017 12:42 pm
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Stop Infantilizing the Palestinians

It’s high time for the international community to wake up to certain Palestinian realities that many would rather avoid. Recent events in the region -- including the brutal...

July 19, 2017 11:04 am
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Yes, the Jewish Community Can Unite

When I was growing up on the West Side of Manhattan, I recall elderly men from Jerusalem ringing our doorbell a couple of times per...

June 9, 2017 11:16 am
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Libya’s Jews: A Forgotten Consequence of 1967

Fifty years ago this month, the world was transfixed by the war raging between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The war was triggered by blood-curdling threats...

June 2, 2017 11:11 am
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The Lessons and Consequences of the Six-Day War

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

March 23, 2017 7:49 am
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Bravo, Ambassador Haley!

Members of the United Nations have had an Israel obsession for a very long time. It’s taken many forms and has done countless damage -- mostly to...

March 19, 2017 6:26 am
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You Must See This Inspiring Musical About 9/11

I’ve had varied jobs in my life, from postal worker to waterskiing counselor, but theater critic never figured among them. Nor do I plan to...

March 14, 2017 8:16 am
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Why the AJC Is Going to Poland

I grew up in a home that was hardly pro-Polish. Poland was seen as a country where antisemitism was historically widespread, and -- at times...

March 1, 2017 7:33 am
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Confronting Antisemitism in America

No one is born hating other people. Yet, tragically, some are taught to hate -- whether in the name of racial purity, religious doctrine, political dogma, ethnic...

February 17, 2017 5:55 am
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A ‘One State Solution’ Will Not Work

It is always gratifying to see warmth and friendship on display between an American president and an Israeli prime minister. That was certainly the case...

February 17, 2017 2:45 am
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An Open Letter to Irish Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan

Dear Minister Flanagan, Recently, you said, "I am actively keeping under consideration, on a continuous basis, the question of whether recognition by Ireland in the near future...

January 26, 2017 7:48 am
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Remembering the Holocaust, Once Again

The UN designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. That was the day, in 1945, when the Soviet army liberated Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi German death...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Iran-Sponsored Hackers Said to Be Targeting Companies in US, Middle East, A...

A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is a hacking group sponsored by the Iranian government that has...

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