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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


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...

January 17, 2017 7:58 am
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5 Reasons the Paris ‘Peace’ Conference Failed

As I said repeatedly in the build-up to Sunday's gathering in Paris of representatives of 70 countries to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the AJC has long...

January 10, 2017 7:18 am
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An Appeal to French Foreign Minister Ayrault to Cancel the Paris ‘Peace’ Conference

Dear Minister Ayrault, I take the liberty of writing this open letter in the wake of the latest Palestinian terror attack, which killed four young Israelis...

December 29, 2016 7:47 am
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An Open Letter to John Kerry

Dear Secretary Kerry, I listened with rapt attention to your speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I did so as someone who has yearned for an end to...

December 26, 2016 7:15 am
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Do the Palestinians Really Want a State?

In all the focus on the December 23rd vote at the UN Security Council -- where 14 nations supported a resolution critical of Israel, and...

November 30, 2016 11:41 am
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Honoring Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands: A Letter From a Forgotten Jew

I am a forgotten Jew. My roots are nearly 2,600 years old; my ancestors made landmark contributions to world civilization; and my presence was felt from...

November 24, 2016 4:23 pm
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Are Jewish Centrists an Endangered Species?

In early 2009, shortly after President Barack Obama took office, one of the first issues his administration faced was what to do about US participation in...

July 5, 2016 6:46 am
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What is the Meaning of America? Ask My Family

To truly understand the meaning of America, ask someone who wasn’t born here. In my case, that’s easy. My mother was born in the Soviet Union...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

Trumps Pledges to Release Tax Reform Package Next Week

President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with the Associated Press,...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu at Jerusalem Meeting With Visiting US Defense Secretar...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that President Donald Trump’s recent actions in the Middle East are “a welcome change.” Netanyahu...

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...

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