Ben Cohen
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In his book on politics in the Arab world, “Cruelty and Silence,” the Iraqi intellectual Kanan Makiya made a telling point about the opposition to the first Gulf war of 1991, when a … more
Love, as the song goes, is in the air. If the latest media reports are accurate, the United States and the Iranian regime are rapidly closing in on a deal over the mullahs’ nuclear … more
A few months ago, I asked William Schabas, the Canadian academic who this week resigned as head of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s probe into last summer’s war in Gaza … more
You have to hand it to the United Nations. It’s hard to think of another body that would organize a special meeting on the subject of rising anti-Semitism with anti-Semites not just in … more
As regular readers of my column will know, I am not an admirer of the analogy between the situation that Jews faced in Europe in the 1930s, and the trials and challenges we face now. I … more
As predictably as birds flying south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the … more
As predictably as birds flying south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the usual … more
When Barack Obama began his first term as president six years ago, foreign policy chatter was prone to including terms like “regime change” and “axis of evil” in … more
Do we need Holocaust Remembrance Day? Since some of you may be incredulous that I even asked that question, let me first explain why I am doing so. Over the last week, a scandal erupted in … more
It’s an article that’s more than 10 years old, but anyone who wants to get an insight into the dynamics of anti-Semitism in France would do well to consult “France’s … more
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