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

ARTICLES BY: David Harris

September 2, 2022 10:46 am

Gorbachev: The Man Who ‘Let My People Go’ — With Some Prompting

In October 1986, US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev met for a summit in Iceland. A group of Soviet Jewry activists from the...

June 21, 2022 11:30 am

Jew-Hatred Is on the Rise: 10 Ways to Fight Back

What might have seemed unimaginable to many American Jews just a few years ago has now become all too frequent. Anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, and antisemitic incidents...

February 28, 2022 12:15 pm

How We Got to Putin’s War — and What We Must Do in Response

With the brazen Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is important to try to understand how this happened and how to respond. This act of war didn’t...

February 23, 2022 11:36 am

Ukraine and the Meaning of Israel in 2022

As the crisis targeting Ukraine unfolds, some countries are quietly planning for the prospect of millions of refugees should Moscow launch a full-blown invasion. While not...

August 4, 2021 11:42 am

It’s Time to Affirm Jewish Pride

Surveys reveal that a disturbingly large number of American Jews feel disconnected from their Jewish identity. How painfully sad. In response, let me share the...

July 26, 2021 11:38 am

An Open Letter to Former UN Leader Ban Ki-moon

As United Nations secretary-general, you said more than once that you were a friend of Israel. I believed you, because I considered you a fair-minded person....

July 20, 2021 12:15 pm

To Antisemites, a Jew Is a Jew Is a Jew

The antisemites came for Israelis. They relentlessly attacked the lone democracy in the Middle East and the realization of a 3,500-year-old vision, with the aim of...

July 2, 2021 11:09 am

Ilhan Omar Has a Problem With Jews

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has a Jewish problem. Despite her repeated denials and the rush to circle the wagons from some left-wing Jews, there's an undeniable...

June 28, 2021 11:32 am

Where’s the Outrage?

There’s an entire global industry dedicated to vilifying and isolating Israel, the world’s only Jewish-majority nation. Where’s the outrage? Of the 193 UN member states, only one,...

June 23, 2021 11:33 am

A Letter From a Forgotten Jew

I am a forgotten Jew. My roots are nearly 2,600 years old, my ancestors made landmark contributions from North Africa to the Fertile Crescent -- but...

June 17, 2021 12:51 pm

A Jewish Call to Action: Ten Ways to Fight Back

Seemingly overnight, anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, and antisemitic incidents are being reported near and far. Many American Jews, who not so long ago thought these were threats...

June 2, 2021 12:12 pm

Hamas Then, Hamas Now

It was exactly 20 years ago, when my wife and I were attending a Shabbat dinner in Madrid, that someone gave us the news. A suicide...

May 25, 2021 1:00 pm

No Easy Answers for Hamas-Ruled Gaza

The most recent round of conflict between Hamas and Israel did not come out of the blue. Rather, there is a historical and contemporary context...

May 24, 2021 12:35 pm

Refuting 15 Anti-Israel Lies

As Hamas fired deadly missiles at Israel for 11 straight days, Israel’s critics fired one verbal salvo after another. Unable or unwilling to distinguish between a...


West Bank Reaching ‘Boiling Point’ Says UN Mideast Envoy

i24 News - The United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process warned on Monday that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is "again reaching a boiling point." During a briefing to...


IDF Says 500 Terrorist Attacks Thwarted This Year

The Israeli military said Tuesday that it thwarted an estimated 500 terrorist attacks since the beginning of the year, amid an ongoing wave of violence that claimed the lives of...

Middle East

Niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Urges World to Cut Ties with Tehran in...

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's niece, a well known rights activist, has called on foreign governments to cut all...


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