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David Harris
CEO, American Jewish Committee (AJC)... “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” - President John F. Kennedy
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listed as terror group. Why’s this so important? •Recognizes the truth •With Argentina, which did the same, ups pressure on Hezbollah in Triborder area. If Brazil follows, trifecta! •Highlights weakness of only listing Hezbollah’s “military” wing
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David Harris Aug 19
The side of rarely highlighted. A Syrian child with major heart defect, who couldn’t be treated in Syria or Jordan, was saved by Israeli surgeons. Notably, the child’s mother didn’t opt to boycott Israel. May her son live a long, happy life!
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David Harris Aug 18
An inspiring story of Jewish resilience & rebirth! Jewish history of Majorca is fascinating, if searingly painful because of Inquisition & its aftermath. But now some rays of light. Worth reading. The New Yorker reviving Jewish life on a holiday island
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David Harris Aug 17
Cong. asks for ok to visit aging grandma in W. Bank, saying it could be last time. Says she’s not going to promote boycott of Israel. 🇮🇱 approves trip. Tlaib then declares she’s not going. Was she hoping 🇮🇱 would say no? Does hating 🇮🇱 beat seeing grandma?
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David Harris Aug 16
And it’s an affront, Rep. Omar, that you claim Israel is “implementing” a “Muslim ban.” Not remotely true. Or that you suggest you wanted to “learn from Israelis,” when you had no mtgs planned w/ any mainstream Israelis. Btw, despite your Israel-hatred, I supported your entry.
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AJC Aug 16
Breaking news: We welcome the Israeli government’s decision to permit Congresswoman to enter Israel for the purpose of visiting her grandmother in the West Bank. This is a good outcome for all.
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David Harris Aug 15
Views of & on are abhorrent. But, Mr. President, to say they’re “face of the Democratic Party” is over the top. Fortunately, they’re not. A strong majority continues to support Israel. Having a bipartisan consensus on 🇮🇱 is what it’s all about.
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David Harris Aug 15
faced a tough choice. Anti-Israel bashers & planned Israel/W. Bank trip. They wanted no mtgs w/ any Israeli leaders or mainstream voices. Still, 🇮🇱 should’ve taken the high road & let these Members of Congress in, no matter how vile their views.
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David Harris Aug 14
is among most documented facts ever. Yet some are obsessed w/ denying it. Should 6m. Jewish victims be written out of history? Should Nazi crimes be whitewashed? If Holocaust denial isn’t unadulterated antisemitism, what is? via
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David Harris Aug 13
in 1961, German Democratic Republic (aka East Germany) showed how undemocratic it truly was. It unveiled the . The aim? To keep E. Germans locked in. Many died trying to flee communist tyranny. An enduring reminder of the blessing of freedom & true democracy.
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David Harris Aug 12
in 1952, 13 Soviet Jews, incl. Yiddish writers & poets, were killed by Stalin regime in Moscow’s Lubyanka Prison. Became known as Night of the Murdered Poets. One more tragic example of the mass killings & paranoid of Stalinist era. We remember. We must.
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David Harris Aug 11
Hmm, what could possibly be missing from this headline in British ? Only any hint that the 4 Palestinians were terrorists...armed to the teeth w/ AK-47 assault rifles, RPG grenade launchers & hand grenades...& intent on killing Israelis. Otherwise, nothing missing.
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David Harris Aug 10
There’s way too much hatred, selfishness & win-at-all-costs in the world. That makes this story especially uplifting. If the empathy shown by the Israeli 🇮🇱 team — & the friendship between peoples — could be repeated every day somehow & somewhere, we’d all be far better off.
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David Harris Aug 9
Interfaith friendship is essential. That’s why we valued our mtg w/ Archbishop Elpidophoros, head of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He arrived from Turkey in June. An impressive leader, w/ keen insights on spiritual & geopolitical issues, incl. in East Med & E. Europe.
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Katerina Sokou Aug 8
Letter to the editor by : At a time of inward-looking populism internationally "a pro-European & pro-American leader was elected in Greece. He should be judged based on actual performance, not politicized prognostication"
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David Harris Aug 8
To Israel Boycott Supporters: Given your relentless efforts to boycott , kindly confirm that you’d never use this promising Israeli medical breakthrough. After all, combating democratic 🇮🇱 on every front is what it’s all about for you, isn’t it?
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David Harris Aug 7
Some asked why would Jews want to flee the Soviet “socialist paradise.” After all, wasn’t it meant to be a utopia of nationalities living in harmony & guaranteed everything by the state? They left to be free — free of , free of Big Brother, free of the KGB & Gulag.
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David Harris Aug 6
in 1969, 18 Soviet Jewish families risked everything. They asked UN for help to go to : “We’ll wait months & years, if necessary...but we won’t renounce our faith & hope. Let us go to the land of our ancestors.” They eventually did. Many followed. History was made.
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David Harris Aug 6
At a NY zoo, a child is grabbed by a lion. A bystander rescues the child & brings her to safety. A nearby journalist is awed, rushes to the rescuer & asks his name. “I’m Dani Katz from Israel,” he says. Next day’s headline: “Israeli aggressor steals food from hungry animal.”
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David Harris Aug 5
Ethiopian Jews’ faith & determination to reach —& Israel’s courage & ingenuity to rescue them—make for an epic story. Prompted by Netflix‘s & my own experiences in the 1980s, here’s my take. A Modern-Day Jewish Exodus Story
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