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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

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

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...


Feeding Body and Soul: Terror Victims Get Servings of Food (and Hope) - Try spending $60,000 for chicken, $31,000 for wine, $15,800 for eggs, and...

Zionism Meets Feminism: Talking Shop Over a Glass of Chardonnay - In a quintessential “only in Israel” moment, nearly 60 women (and a few dozen men) gathered on a breezy...

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...


Nine Teenagers Dead, One Missing in Southern Israel Flash Flood

At least nine teenage seminary students died after they were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev Desert in southern Israel on Thursday, an ambulance service said. Military helicopters and search...

Middle East

Israeli UN Envoy Exposes Iranian Military Base Near Syrian Capital

In an address to the Security Council on Thursday, Israeli UN envoy Danny Danon revealed new information about Iran’s military activities in Syria. Presenting an aerial image of what he called...