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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


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...

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...

Culture

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv With Longest Performance in 11 Years, Defying BDS

JNS.org - Some 50,000 Israelis flocked to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night...

Features

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

A Tale of Two Palestinian Worlds

JNS.org - For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state -- the disputed territories in...

Israel

Three Israelis Stabbed to Death by Palestinian Terrorist During Shabbat Din...

Three Israelis were stabbed to death and another was seriously wounded on Friday night by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist who...

Middle East

Erdogan Allies Attack Istanbul Synagogue, Warn of Further Violence Over Tem...

Activists from a Turkish fascist youth movement whose leader enjoys close relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked the...

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