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David A. Harris

David A. Harris is the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee.

4 Contemporary Lessons from the Second World War

4 Contemporary Lessons from the Second World War

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Marking its 75th solemn anniversary, important lessons for today’s world.


Hamas Vs. Israel: Moral Fog Awards

Hamas Vs. Israel: Moral Fog Awards

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Those who refuse to grasp the simple, stark truth.


Hamas vs. Israel: The Case for Moral Clarity

Hamas vs. Israel: The Case for Moral Clarity

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Sometimes the issues are black and white.


To Israel's Critics

To Israel's Critics

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Speak up now while literally millions of Israelis live from one alarm to another, or remain forever silent.


The Meaning of Israel: A Personal View

The Meaning of Israel: A Personal View

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Tired of all the anti-Israel bashing? Read this and take pleasure in the miracle of Israel.


European Anti-Semitism

European Anti-Semitism

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And why it’s not only the Jews who should be concerned.


Iran, Israel, and the Bomb

Iran, Israel, and the Bomb

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A prominent scholar who argues for a nuclear Iran could not be more wrong.


Ten Reasons I Admire Israel

Ten Reasons I Admire Israel

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Israel’s story is one of the great chapters in the annals of history.


Happy 64th Birthday, Israel!

Happy 64th Birthday, Israel!

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Celebrating Israel’s unique resolve, resilience, courage, and ingenuity.


Anywhere but Israel

Anywhere but Israel

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Surely the NY Times could have found a travel writer on Jerusalem who doesn't have baggage on the topic.


The Iranian Threat

The Iranian Threat

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Why Iran is a serious threat – and getting more so.


Tom Friedman's Defamation

Tom Friedman's Defamation

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The New York Times columnist crossed a line.


Gilad Shalit & The New York Times

Gilad Shalit & The New York Times

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Ignoring the real issues involved in his release, the paper writes an infuriating op-ed bashing Israel's prime minister.


A Letter to Nicholas Kristof

A Letter to Nicholas Kristof

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10 reasons why his recent column is off the mark.


The Hamas Flotilla

The Hamas Flotilla

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George Orwell, where are you?


Why the Six-Day War Still Matters

Why the Six-Day War Still Matters

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Ten crucial lessons that resonate to this day.


Abbas Rewriting History

Abbas Rewriting History

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The lies and distortions of Mahmoud Abbas in his NYT op-ed is a clear rejection of peace.


Three Middle East Myths Exploded

Three Middle East Myths Exploded

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Will these fallacies be replaced, at long last, by a dose of reality?


How Can You Defend Israel? Part 2

How Can You Defend Israel? Part 2

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Answering the critics.


How Can You Defend Israel?

How Can You Defend Israel?

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Why I'm proud to stand up for Israel.


Poland's Tragedy is Our Tragedy

Poland's Tragedy is Our Tragedy

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I lost friends in the crash that killed key leaders from the Polish government, economy, and military.


Usurping History

Usurping History

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How not to advance Arab-Israeli peace.


Rank Hypocrisy

Rank Hypocrisy

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When Israel isn't involved, suddenly pro-Palestinian forces are silent.


Haiti and Gaza

Haiti and Gaza

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When self-reflection become self-destruction.


Iran: What Price Failure?

Iran: What Price Failure?

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We must increase the penalty for defiance.


UN Human Wrongs Council

UN Human Wrongs Council

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Could they distinguish between a democratic state and a terrorist entity? Clearly not.


Peace: More than a Slogan

Peace: More than a Slogan

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A New York Times columnist's blind spot on Israel.


Nothing Short of a Miracle

Nothing Short of a Miracle

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Step back from the news of the moment and take stock of the larger picture.


Yearning for Peace

Yearning for Peace

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Please stop lecturing Israel about the need to pursue peace.


The U.S.- Israel Relationship: Fact and Fiction

The U.S.- Israel Relationship: Fact and Fiction

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What is the truth about the Israel lobby?


Ten Ways Israel is Treated Differently

Ten Ways Israel is Treated Differently

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Here's my list. I invite readers to suggest other examples that particularly irk them.


It's Not About Israel

It's Not About Israel

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The destabilizing factors in the Middle East run far deeper than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call

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It's time to recognize that Israel is in danger and needs our help. If we Jews aren't going to respond to the call, who will?


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