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David Harris

David Harris is CEO of American Jewish Committee (AJC). Please join 95,800 others and follow him on Twitter @DavidHarrisAJC.


Who Needs “Denazification”?

Russia invaded Ukraine for its own imperialist reasons. Ukraine, like other sovereign nations, has the right to chart its own destiny.

Amnesty International Claim that Israel Is an Apartheid State Is Recklessly Ill-Informed

The slanderous report shows no understanding of the reality of Israeli society, any more than it does of Israel’s challenges in finding an enduring answer to the Palestinian question.

Time to Affirm Jewish Pride

What the essence of being Jewish means to me.

Ilhan Omar Has a Problem with Jews

It's high time to address Rep. Omar's pattern of offensive commentary.

A Jewish Call to Action: 10 Ways to Fight Back

There is much we can, must, and should do to confront the old and new demons that we’re facing today.

Antisemitism and Four Travesties of Justice

Four examples – Paris, Wuppertal, Saint-Nicolas, and Oslo – where the legal process failed Jews, failed justice, and failed common sense.

Israel at 73

The story of Israel is the wondrous realization of a 3,500-year link among a land, a faith, a language, a people, and a vision.

COVID-19: Conspiracy Theories and Anti-Semitism

Like the Black Death, some people are scapegoating the Jews for the coronavirus.

Why World War II History Is Still Relevant

Five enduring lessons of this defining period.

Why are Palestinian Refugees Different from all Other Refugees?

The unique status afforded to Palestinians is the single biggest stumbling block to achieving peace.

The "If Only Israel" Syndrome

The misguided notion that if only Israel did this or that, peace would be at hand.

Why History Still Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

Without understanding what happened in the past, it’s impossible to grasp where we are today.

Believing the Lies of Hamas

In Orwellian fashion, truth is being turned on its head.

Israel vs. Hamas: The Case for Moral Clarity

The difference between Hamas and Israel couldn’t be greater, yet you wouldn’t know it when listening to some observers.

Let Us Remember

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day

I Am a Forgotten Jew

In honor of Jewish refugees from Arab lands.

Five Lessons from the Paris Attacks

We must rededicate ourselves to the values the terrorists would destroy, and show the resolve to defeat our adversaries.

Europe Needs to Confront its Anti-Semitism

After Copenhagen, here are the next steps I wish Europe would take.

4 Contemporary Lessons from the Second World War

Marking its 75th solemn anniversary, important lessons for today’s world.

Hamas Vs. Israel: Moral Fog Awards

Those who refuse to grasp the simple, stark truth.

The Meaning of Israel: A Personal View

Tired of all the anti-Israel bashing? Read this and take pleasure in the miracle of Israel.

European Anti-Semitism

And why it’s not only the Jews who should be concerned.

Ten Reasons I Admire Israel

Israel’s story is one of the great chapters in the annals of history.

Why the Six-Day War Still Matters

Ten crucial lessons that resonate to this day.

How Can You Defend Israel?

Why I'm proud to stand up for Israel.

Poland's Tragedy is Our Tragedy

I lost friends in the crash that killed key leaders from the Polish government, economy, and military.

Iran: What Price Failure?

We must increase the penalty for defiance.

Wake-Up Call

It's time to recognize that Israel is in danger and needs our help. If we Jews aren't going to respond to the call, who will?

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