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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


January 8, 2018 10:52 am
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Ten Ways That Israel Is Treated Differently

The recent focus on the Jerusalem issue is a telling reminder that Israel is treated according to a totally different standard than other countries in...

December 27, 2017 2:14 pm
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Ten Basic Facts About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In all the discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- and the quest for a solution -- some basic facts are too often missing, neglected, downplayed or skewed. Not...

December 1, 2017 2:41 pm
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A 30th Anniversary, Soviet Jews and the Making of History

On December 6, 1987 -- 30 years ago -- more than 250,000 people gathered in Washington to call on the Kremlin to open the gates and let Soviet Jews...

November 10, 2017 12:19 pm
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Larry David, Meet Mila Racine

When I first heard about Larry David’s attempted Holocaust humor on "Saturday Night Live," I was appalled. But I withheld comment, hoping -- in vain, as it turned...

October 25, 2017 2:35 pm
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An Open Letter to a Righteous Among the Nations Recipient

Dear Aleksandra Cybulska, I just read about your designation as a Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Jerusalem-based Holocaust museum and research center. Heartfelt congratulations on...

October 11, 2017 4:04 pm
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Should We Scrap the Iran Deal?

This week, President Donald Trump is expected to speak about Iran -- specifically, the fate of the Iran deal (JCPOA). The American Jewish Committee (AJC) has been following Iran policy...

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...

Features

As Iranian Minorities Join Protests, Could the US and Israel Arm Them?

JNS.org - As the anti-regime protests wind down in Iran, the White House said on...

Report Details Scope of Persecution in the Cradle of Christianity

JNS.org - While Christianity traces its birthplace to the Middle East, that region has been arguably the most hostile area for...

Financial Desperation Leads ISIS to Sell Its Own Coins Online

Facing financial setbacks, the Islamic State (ISIS) is turning to more unorthodox methods for raising money: selling its own currency...

World

Dozens of Advocacy Groups Endorse Jewish Nominee for Top Education Departme...

Dozens of advocacy groups on Monday called for the confirmation of Kenneth Marcus -- a leading figure in efforts to...

Israel

Defense Minister: IDF Will Destroy All Hamas Terror Tunnels by End of 2018

JNS.org - Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli television that the Jewish state has developed cutting-edge counter-tunnel technology that will enable it to destroy all Hamas terror tunnels by the...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Shoots Down Missile Fired From Yemen

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group toward Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported. The station gave...

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