Ben Cohen
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Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” These words, from George Orwell’s famous novel 1984 were often called upon during the Cold War as a … more
This July, Argentina’s Jewish community will mark 25 years since the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were murdered and hundreds seriously wounded. It … more
To hyphenate or not to hyphenate? One of the more enduring debates among scholars of anti-Semitism is whether to include the hyphen in the spelling of the word. A growing number of … more
When the late German writer Günter Grass decided seven years ago to denounce Israel as the greatest threat to the planet’s existence, he chose the medium of poetry to do so. Starting … more
One evening about 30 years ago, my girlfriend, who is now my wife, returned to her small flat in London with her eyes swollen with tears, and the backs of her knees and thighs covered in painful … more
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
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