Ben Cohen
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The scene is Paris in the late 19th century. At a glittering ball, a handful of eligible gentilhommes eagerly circled the charming Comtesse de La Rochefoucauld—something of an Ivanka Trump in … more
As much as President Donald Trump enjoys taking a metaphorical sledgehammer to even the merest of slights against him, there is no reason to repeat the commander-in-chief’s behavior in judging … more
George Soros, the Hungarian-American billionaire, has all the makings of a character in a Hasidic fable.  Here is a man distrusted by many of his fellow Jews, and despised by quite a few of … more
To get a sense of what really lies beneath the campaign to boycott Israel—which is about much more than just boycotting Israel—it can be helpful to see how this issue is presented in the … more
Whatever else is said these days about anti-Semitism, it remains the case that being accused of it is a surefire way of gaining name recognition among thousands, if not mil-lions, of people who would … more
If you haven’t encountered the term “Shi’a corridor” yet, chances are that you will soon, particularly if the ongoing confrontation between the U.S. and Iran in Syria … more
Gamal Abdel Nasser and Osama bin Laden must be turning in their graves. The decision by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to sever links with Qatar over its pro-Iranian … more
This is a story about the shared fate of two quite different Jews. They were separated from each other by continents and oceans. His native tongue was Spanish and hers was French. He lived in … more
By any standards, it was an extraordinary week for U.S.-Israel relations—and that was before President Donald Trump even arrived in Israel for his official visit. It began with what sounded … more
By any standards, it was an extraordinary week for U.S.-Israel relations—and that was before President Donald Trump even arrived in Israel for his official visit. It began with what sounded … more
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