What’s at stake when anti-Zionism aims for academic respectability?

March 15, 2015 by  
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A potentially ugly row is brewing in the United Kingdom over an academic conference, due to be held at the University of Southampton in April, which carries the title, “International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism.” Read more

Getting anti-Semitism wrong at the United Nations…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

January 30, 2015 by  
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You have to hand it to the United Nations, I guess. It’s hard to think of another body that would organise a special meeting on the subject of rising anti-Semitism with anti-Semites not just in attendance, but making speeches as well. Read more

Do we need Holocaust Remembrance Day?…asks Ben Cohen

December 23, 2014 by  
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Do we need Holocaust Remembrance Day? Read more

Tragedy of Mizrahi Jewish refugees emerges from the shadows

December 2, 2014 by  
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To properly understand how the Holocaust has been seared onto Israel’s collective consciousness, one should visit the country on the 27th of Nisan, a date in the Hebrew calendar that falls in either April or May in the solar one….writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Overlooked Palestinian terror group returns with a vengeance

November 21, 2014 by  
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The older I get, the more my childhood memories fade, but I still vividly remember the morning of Sunday, July 4, 1976…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org Read more

Can the political left tackle anti-Semitism?…asks Ben Cohen

November 7, 2014 by  
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While I’ve never been a big fan of celebrity interventions in politics, I will concede that, on occasion, a big-screen actor or a rock star will achieve the kind of impact that mere mortals can only dream about. Read more

Diaspora Jews a soft target…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

October 21, 2014 by  
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Next week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opens in New York. Read more

Another obscene Israel analogy…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

October 3, 2014 by  
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For several decades now, Israel’s enemies have actively and willfully defamed the Jewish state by comparing its actions to the atrocities committed by the worst villains in recent history. Read more

Allies and adversaries in the Middle East

September 30, 2014 by  
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Who are we at war with in the Middle East?…asks Ben Cohen/JNS.org Read more

Reflections on the beating of George Galloway

September 5, 2014 by  
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Ask a foreigner to name a British parliamentarian. Assuming they are able to provide an answer, there’s a high chance, especially if that person is a Jew or a Muslim, that the name on their lips will be that of George Galloway…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Are circumstances getting worse for Jews and Israel?…asks Ben Cohen

July 27, 2014 by  
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“That February, in Sarcelles, flaming objects were thrown into the Tiferet Israel School, destroying the building. In April, at Garges-les-Gonesse, firebombs were hurled at the synagogue. From Nice to Marseille, anti-Semitic mail was delivered. In the offices of CRIF, located in the Fifth Arrondissement several blocks from the popular food market on the Rue Mouffetard, an envelope arrived filled with white powder and a message: ‘The biological war against the Jewish lobby has begun.’”

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Abbas, Auschwitz, and Palestinian strategy…writes Ben Cohen

July 15, 2014 by  
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It was often remarked that the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader, Yasser Arafat, would sound moderate when speaking in English and utterly intransigent when speaking in Arabic. Much of the same could be said about his successor, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. Read more

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