Ben Cohen
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For anyone unaware of Europe’s anti-Semitism problem, CNN’s “Anti-Semitism in Europe Poll 2018,” released last week, would have made for grim reading. Polling 7,000 … more
Something unexpected and disturbing occurred in the Knesset on Nov. 21. A bill recognizing the 2014 slaughter of Yazidis in Iraq by ISIS as “genocide” was voted down, 58 to 38. It was … more
In the summer of 1993, I found myself at one of the most unsettling dinner engagements that I have yet experienced. I was a young journalist writing about the war in Bosnia, and a friend of mine in … more
On a sunny afternoon last Tuesday in Pittsburgh, about 200 demonstrators gathered outside the JCC in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, a short distance from the Tree of Life - Or L’Simcha … more
He will lie, sir, with such volubility, that you would think truth were a fool,” opines one character about another in William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well. It is an … more
Two grimly sobering anniversaries fall in November. On the 9th and 10th, we will mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht — the orgy of murder and violence that devastated Jewish … more
A newspaper interview with Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, billed by publishers as an opportunity for Israeli and international readers to learn about the new Hamas, ended up confirming that the old Hamas … more
In the furor around the anti-Semitism plaguing the British Labour Party, I’ve noticed two distinct forms of defense of the party and its far-left leader, Jeremy Corbyn. The first defense, … more
For the second time in 20 years, France basked in the accomplishment of winning the World Cup with a team whose diversity was as much a symbol of national unity as the creative brand of soccer they … more
Reading the transcript of the debate that took place in the Irish Senate on July 11 before that body voted, by 25-20, to criminalize commercial relations with Jewish communities … more
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