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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris

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...

April 21, 2021 12:01 pm

The Remarkable Trajectory of Greece-Israel Ties

Recent developments underscore the remarkable trajectory of ties between Greece and Israel. First, there was the quadrilateral summit in Paphos, also involving Cyprus and United Arab...

April 13, 2021 1:06 pm

Israel at 73

Modern Israel celebrates its 73rd birthday this week. Let me put my cards on the table: I’m not dispassionate when it comes to the country. For...

February 24, 2021 1:16 pm

Iran Nuclear Talks: 2021 Is Not 2015

The Biden administration has signaled its intention to re-enter nuclear talks with Iran, following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive...

February 7, 2021 5:57 am

Combating Antisemitism: We Need Swivel-Headed Jews

For the last two decades, my organization has been blowing the whistle on the rising tide of antisemitism worldwide. When asked the source, our answer...

February 4, 2021 5:42 am

Poland and Jews: Co-Authors of History?

When I read about the appointment of a new Polish Deputy Minister of Education, Tomáz Rzymkowski, who asserts that Jews have too much power, I...

January 27, 2021 7:13 am

Israel and COVID Vaccines: A Reality Check

It seemed too good to be true. Finally, there was a story about Israel -- the world leader in vaccinating its entire population, in all its...

December 30, 2020 6:12 am

It’s High Time for the UN to Stop Treating Israel Differently

The recent spate of annual anti-Israel resolutions at the UN is a telling reminder that Israel is treated according to a totally different standard than...

December 22, 2020 7:08 am

‘Shwaya, Shwaya’ — Slowly, Slowly

When our first-born child was three, he had an intense dislike for the toddler daughter of my wife’s good friend. It was quite embarrassing. My...

December 15, 2020 6:23 am

Europe Can’t Fight Antisemitism While Ignoring Threats to Israel

Dear European Union -- we have to talk about a major foreign policy blind spot: your relations with Israel. Countless times, I have heard European leaders,...

September 9, 2020 5:34 am

The Miracle of Israel’s Diplomatic Breakthroughs

In the past decade, a number of pundits had talked about Israel’s growing isolation under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- in the words of New...

August 18, 2020 5:04 am

Europe Must Put Aside Its Outdated Thinking on Israel

The news last week from the Middle East was electrifying. Indeed, it was nothing less than historic and transformational. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and...

June 15, 2020 4:35 am

Germany and the Jews: Hope That People Can Change

In the wake of the unprecedented tragedy of the Holocaust, it was anything but obvious that a Jewish group would seek to engage post-war Germany....


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...


German Antisemitism Commissioner Calls for Nationwide Ban on Display of Naz...

Germany's leading official tasked with combating antisemitism has called for a nationwide ban on the display of "Judenstern" badges and...


Israel’s Next Pioneer: Meet the Country’s New Astronaut

CTech - If given the opportunity, Israel’s next astronaut would probably abstain from calling himself a hero, but in February 2022 upon his take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Wants to See ‘Verifiable Deeds’ From Talks With Ir...

A Saudi foreign ministry official said on Friday that talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions,...

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