Ben Cohen
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A comprehensive survey of European attitudes to anti-Semitism released last week by the European Union displays what its authors call a “perception gap.” The term means that … more
They used to call them “pea-soupers:” dense, choking fogs caused by smoke from burning coal that frequently enveloped London until the middle of the last century, leaving a person … more
If I had to pick the most repugnant image of 2018, it would be the video from last September featuring Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro sitting down to a sumptuous meal. As Venezuelans … more
Sand and death.” With a strangely poetic phrase, President Donald Trump prophesied what lies ahead for the armed forces of the United States should this country maintain a military presence … more
Imagine that you are a Jewish doctor in a Nazi concentration camp. About 100 of your fellow inmates suffer from diabetes, and you only have a limited supply of insulin, with no guarantee of more on … more
The battle over a cultural boycott of Israel involving two of the most seminal rock musicians of the last half-century continued in earnest last week. In one corner was Nick Cave — former … more
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a rare speech last week on the overall strategic vision of the United States, 30 years after the Cold War ended. The speech didn’t receive much coverage … more
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
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