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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris


December 3, 2018 1:46 pm
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When Will Europe Get Serious About Antisemitism?

The new CNN survey of attitudes towards Jews in seven countries -- Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, and Sweden -- raises profound concerns....

October 30, 2018 1:02 pm
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After Pittsburgh, We Need a Coalition of Conscience

  We knew antisemitism was out there. We knew it was growing. More and more people felt uninhibited in expressing their hatred and bigotry. Deadly attacks against...

September 26, 2018 11:17 am
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Saving the Transatlantic Partnership in the Age of Trump

These days, I consider myself an endangered species. I am a committed transatlanticist. Until just a few years back, that was rather unexceptional. But no...

August 31, 2018 1:27 pm
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Why Are Palestinian Refugees Different From All Other Refugees?

Why indeed? News reports suggest that the US administration is considering a historic decision to redefine who is and is not a Palestinian “refugee.” I hope...

July 31, 2018 5:16 pm
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Without America, I Wouldn’t Be Here

For my family, America meant, quite literally, rescue, salvation, and rebirth. Nothing less. In our case, we don’t have to go back several generations or multiple...

July 26, 2018 1:19 pm
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The Fight for Germany and Europe’s Future

My family has a Ph.D. in the three “I’s” -- immigration, integration, and identity -- not from a university, but from life. My parents were refugees...

July 19, 2018 11:44 am
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The ‘If Only Israel’ Syndrome

The "If Only Israel" (IOI) syndrome is the misguided notion -- peddled in the name of Israel's “best interests” by some in the diplomatic, academic, and...

June 28, 2018 8:46 am
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My Late Father: The Greatest Generation Up Close

Twenty years ago this week, my father passed away. In his declining years, he had few friends and only a tiny family, and since he was...

June 8, 2018 12:46 pm
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A Tragic Anniversary: The End of Jewish Life in Libya

Fifty-one years ago this month, the world was transfixed by the Six Day War raging between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The war was triggered...

June 4, 2018 8:55 am
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Why History Still Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

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

May 14, 2018 9:40 am
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May 14, 2018: A Historic Day for Israel

May 14 loomed large in 1948. It was the date, according to the secular calendar, when the modern state of Israel was born. It was a...

April 17, 2018 9:06 am
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Celebrating Israel at 70

Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary this month. Let me put my cards on the table -- I’m not dispassionate when it comes to Israel. For centuries, Jews...

April 11, 2018 3:26 pm
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Israel Versus Hamas: The Case for Moral Clarity

Two centuries ago, the great German poet Goethe said: “The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.” It’s as true today...

February 5, 2018 10:34 am
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Polish-Jewish Relations: A Case Study in What Can Go Wrong

One day, I fear that what is currently happening in Polish-Israeli and Polish-Jewish relations will become a case study for how an outwardly strong partnership can unravel...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

Poll Reveals One Third of British Voters Believe Labour Party Leader Jeremy...

A new poll has revealed that a third of British voters believe controversial Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is an...

Israel

El Al Now Offers Wi-Fi on Israel-North America Flights

CTech - Israel’s national airline El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. now offers in-flight Wi-Fi services in trans-Atlantic flights to North America, the company announced Sunday. In July, El Al officially...

Middle East

Syria’s Assad: United States Will Sell Out Those Relying on It

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control much of the north. "We say to...

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