About Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen is the Associate Communications Director of AJC and the editor of Z Word.

AJC Reality Check

By January 21, 2010

Chutzpah, I know, but this post is a plug for a new internet TV show which I write and produce for the American Jewish Committee, Reality Check. Jewish organizations have long-had a reputation for being a bit stuffy and out … Read More

Swedish Blood Libel Scandal Festers On

By August 23, 2009

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now likely to weigh in on the Swedish government’s refusal to condemn the article published in the daily Aftonbladet alleging – without a shred of what proper journalists would define as evidence – that … Read More

Seeking Justice for Ilan Halimi

By July 13, 2009

Reacting to the sentencing of more than twenty gang members convicted for the kidnapping, torture and murder of her 23 year-old son, Ilan, Ruth Halimi declared herself to be “frightened” at the relatively lenient terms received by all the defendants … Read More

The “Nakba Narrative”

By June 2, 2009

Here is the Palestinian writer and literary critic Hassan Khader on the “Nakba Narrative.” Despite the fact that the signed agreements shook the foundations of accepted Palestinian norms and expectations, the PLO did not fail to develop rhetoric that emphasized … Read More

Speaking Out Against Antisemitism

By May 12, 2009

Antisemitism was a prominent focus of the American Jewish Committee’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were John Mann, the British MP who has spearheaded the global parliamentary fight against antisemitism, and Bernard-Henri Lévy, the French author and … Read More

Climbing from the Gutter

By April 27, 2009

When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was “Tintin in Tibet”, a rollicking tale of how the tufted one treks through the Himalayas in order to rescue his pal Chang, the sole survivor of a plane crash. … Read More

Iran’s Drive for Nuclear Weapons

By April 23, 2009

A quick plug for a new video for AJC on Iran’s nuclear ambitions which I’ve written and directed for AJC. You can watch it on YouTube here. Note that it’s not just George W. Bush’s image which gets burned on … Read More

The Hideous Face of Hamas Rule in Gaza

By April 22, 2009

“You can only imagine what would happen if Israel dealt with its internal political enemies or dissenters in such a fashion,” writes Richard Cohen of a new Human Rights Watch report detailing the appalling abuses of human rights entailed by … Read More