Ben Cohen
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It has been 23 years since the AMIA Jewish center inm Buenos Aires was devastated by a Hezbollah truck bomb, claiming the lives of 85 people and wounding hundreds more. … more
After several visits to Israeli leaders in Jerusalem and Palestinian leaders in Ramallah, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s attempt to restart the peace process has hit all the … more
Billy Joel’s decision to sport a yellow star on the front and back of his jacket during a concert last week was a nod to history that the singer may not have been aware of. The venue for the … more
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
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