Jeremy Ben-Ami


In Reaction to Iran Deal, a Clash of Worldviews

By Jeremy Ben-Ami

In Reaction to Iran Deal, a Clash of Worldviews
The new Iran nuclear deal has led to some Israel-Diaspora tensions, writes Jeremy Ben-Ami. The truth is: Most American Jews want a diplomatic solution.Read More


On Israel, a Fork in the Road

By Jeremy Ben-Ami

Benjamin Netanyahu’s imminent return to the prime minister’s office is likely to force a long-overdue discussion in the American Jewish community over what it really means to be “pro-Israel.”Read More


For Israel's Sake, Moderate American Jews Must Find Their Voice

By Jeremy Ben-Ami

For Israel's Sake, Moderate American Jews Must Find Their Voice
In just a few short years, the “two-state solution” has gone from presumed conclusion to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to an increasingly distant hope. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has himself said that without such a deal, “the State of Israel is finished.”Read More


Rescue and Resistance

By Jeremy Ben-Ami

Sixty-eight years ago this week, Adolf Hitler unleashed the infamous Kristallnacht pogrom. Savage mobs beat and murdered Jews, smashed their stores and burned down synagogues throughout Germany and Austria. My father, then 25, barely eluded this hurricane of destruction: He was on a boat just down river from Vienna, leading 550 Jewish refugees to safety.Read More






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