Ben Cohen
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Nearly five years ago, I wrote a piece for this column in which I argued that the term “anti-Zionism” would be better rendered as “antizionism.” My thinking on this … more
The old Victorian saying goes, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” In the harrowing weeks that have followed the Oct. 7 Hamas pogrom in southern Israel, we’ve seen radical … more
In the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas pogrom in southern Israel, Germany is finding it harder and harder to mask the extremist underbelly of its politics. A neo-Nazi group plastered a Holocaust … more
There are few advantages for any country embroiled in a war, but if one can be said to exist, it is that armed conflict provides unmistakable evidence of who your friends are, as well as your … more
Overall, I’ve been heartened during the last week by the response of key NATO leaders to the blood-drenched Hamas assault on Israel on Oct. 7. From President Joe Biden … more
When I was a child, my racing, impatient young mind could never focus during weekly visits to synagogue in London, my birthplace, as my father and the congregants who sat in our section might well … more
“When oh, we all start arguing the history of the Jews,” sing LCD Soundsystem in “Call the Police,” their hit single from 2017, “You got nothing left to lose/And it … more
In the Middle East, antisemitism emanates from the corridors of power, walking hand in hand with corruption, political repression, torture, racism and other reprehensible features of authoritarian … more
In the wake of the devastating floods earlier last week in Libya, the Palestinian Civil Defense Service, which operates under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority, announced that it was sending … more
For the best part of a week, Germany has been gripped by an antisemitism scandal centered on Hubert Aiwanger, deputy premier of the southern state of Bavaria. Now 52, Aiwanger has been accused of … more
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