Ben Cohen
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It’s impossible not be astonished and humbled by the bravery of the Iranian people. From bus drivers to university teachers, once again a cross-section of Iranian society has taken to the … more
In the long list of the most hellish places, Russia’s penal colonies are close to the top. In an interview last year with the Associated Press, Olga Romanova, head of a prisoner-rights … more
That Queen Elizabeth II was both Britain’s longest-serving and oldest monarch is a testament to the period of history in which she lived, and upon which she left an indelible … more
In no other democratic country in the world has anti-Zionism enjoyed the kind of mainstream success that it has in South Africa. Consider that Israel’s recent military strikes against … more
Monitoring and analyzing contemporary anti-Semitism, which I do rather frequently, is most of the time a frustrating experience, but no more so than now. For all the ink that has been spilled … more
Despite spending five months baiting Ukraine’s leaders as “neo-Nazis,” among them the country’s Jewish President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin … more
Iran thrust its way back into the news cycle last week as President Joe Biden embarked on a four-day tour of the Middle East beginning in Israel, but arguably, the most significant event to … more
One of the main differences between the American and European systems of democratic government is the absence, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, of a First Amendment-style guarantee of … more
A disparate group of Islamist clerics has been busily predicting that the State of Israel will disappear in 2022, citing the Koran for support. The prediction has been circulating in earnest … more
As a kid in the 1970s and 1980s, I remember that the adults around me had a standard explanation for why so many countries around the world kept Israel at arms’ length. It was, they … more
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