Ben Cohen
Ben Cohen
Home  |  Bio  |  Mobile Site
Pundicity: Informed Opinion and Review

Latest Articles

Dancing in the Moonlight

November 19, 2015  •  JNS

One of the most memorable scenes in the 2010 film "Four Lions," a dark British comedy about a group of the most incompetent jihadis imaginable, takes place as the aspiring martyrs climb into a van for the long nighttime drive down to London, where their plan is to bomb the annual marathon.

Continue to the full article  |  More articles


The Jewish People - 50 Years From Now

November 16, 2015  •  Commentary

NOTE: The article below is my contribution to Commentary Magazine's 70th anniversary symposium on the future of the Jewish people fifty years from now. The issue is composed of articles on the same theme by 70 leading Jewish writers and intellectuals from around the world.

Continue to the full article  |  More articles


More Wishful Thinking on Iran

November 12, 2015  •  JNS

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-N.V.) apparently has the gift of foresight denied to us lesser mortals.

"No matter how Republicans misrepresent the Iran nuclear agreement, the agreement brought about the long-sought goal of preventing Iran from having a nuclear weapon," Reid said in advance of a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli prime minister's visit to Washington, DC. "The agreement does nothing more, nothing less. It prevents Iran from having a nuclear weapon."

Continue to the full article  |  More articles


Anti-Zionism is Racism

November 10, 2015  •  JNS/Cleveland Jewish News

This week marks the 40th anniversary of one of the worst instances of anti-Semitism since the end of the Second World War. On Nov. 10, 1975, the United Nations – a body created out of the ashes of the Holocaust – passed General Assembly Resolution 3379, which equated Zionism, the Jewish national liberation movement, with racism and racial discrimination.

Continue to the full article  |  More articles


It's Official: BDS is Hate Speech

November 3, 2015  •  JNS/Sun Sentinel

A few years ago, the British anti-Semitism scholar David Hirsh remarked that while Israel was the ostensible target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, first in the firing line were diaspora Jews. This shouldn't be surprising if you consider it carefully — Jewish organizations are typically called on by the media to defend Israel, particularly during times of conflict, and many individual Jews have faced ostracism within their own professional communities for speaking in support of Israel and against the boycott.

Continue to the full article  |  More articles


home   |   biography   |   articles   |   blog   |   mailing list   |   mobile site