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Richard Benkin is a human rights activist who has freed political prisoners in Asia, stopped anti-Israel in Australia, and currently advocates for Bangladeshi Hindus and nationalities fighting for freedom from Pakistan. He holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and is on the board of StandWithUs in Chicago.

ARTICLES BY: Richard L. Benkin


April 4, 2018 1:09 pm
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As We Say ‘Never Again,’ Bangladesh’s Hindus Are in Imminent Danger

A recent op-ed at The Algemeiner suggested that my recent article about Danish heroism during the Shoah was naïve, because no country accepted Jews fleeing the Nazis....

February 21, 2018 4:11 pm
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Remembering the Danes’ Heroic Holocaust Actions

On February 13, 2018, Prince Henrik -- husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe -- died at the age of 83. Many Jews recall the courage of the Danish royal...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

Israel

Israeli Police Thwart Arab Terrorism in Jerusalem on Yom Kippur

JNS.org - An attempted stabbing attack was thwarted on the night of Yom Kippur by Israeli police in Jerusalem. Just after the beginning of the holiday at 7 pm, a 26-year-old man...

Middle East

Gulf Arab States Should Be Party to Proposed Iran Treaty Talks: UAE Officia...

Washington's Gulf Arab allies should be included in proposed treaty negotiations with Iran over its ballistic missile program and regional...

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