Ben Cohen
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When the fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London seven years ago, “Brexit” was an unknown word, Donald Trump was still hosting The … more
South Africa’s Jewish community, battling an environment where the most extreme anti-Zionist tropes have become normalized, understandably welcomed a vote by the University of Cape … more
During the prosecution of Jared Lee Loughner — the shooter sentenced to life imprisonment for the January 2011 murder of six people and the wounding of 13, including his intended target Rep. … more
In Britain, there is a long tradition of holding public inquiries to establish the facts and learn the appropriate lessons from a host of social and political challenges. Subjects have included, … more
By the time America woke up on Friday, Mar. 15, Google’s search engine was jammed with news of a mass shooting at another place of worship in the world. Counts of 49 dead and dozens wounded … more
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” These words, from George Orwell’s famous novel 1984 were often called upon during the Cold War as a … more
This July, Argentina’s Jewish community will mark 25 years since the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were murdered and hundreds seriously wounded. It … more
To hyphenate or not to hyphenate? One of the more enduring debates among scholars of anti-Semitism is whether to include the hyphen in the spelling of the word. A growing number of … more
When the late German writer Günter Grass decided seven years ago to denounce Israel as the greatest threat to the planet’s existence, he chose the medium of poetry to do so. Starting … more
One evening about 30 years ago, my girlfriend, who is now my wife, returned to her small flat in London with her eyes swollen with tears, and the backs of her knees and thighs covered in painful … more
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