Abraham Cooper

Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action for the Simon Wiesenthal Center


Appeared in These Episodes:

On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Edwin asks: Can it happen again? What would it take—and when? International Holocaust education leader Yossie Hollander, Wiesenthal Center Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper, and civil rights attorney and Holocaust refugee Nathan Lewin join Edwin.

American Jews are being increasingly afflicted by the deliberate scheduling of Jewish policy issues on sabbaths and holidays—boycotts, anti-Israel measures, pro-BDS resolutions, and academic requirements. The Burlington City Council set the abuse standard when it took up an anti-Israel resolution during the Days of Awe—just two days before Yom Kippur. Civil rights champion attorney Nathan Lewin and Simon Wiesenthal Center associate dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper join Edwin.

Remember the hundreds who died in Baghdad on June 1, 1941—the beginning of the end of Jewry in Iraq. Can it happen again—in Europe or the United States?

Edwin Black, who originated International Farhud Day and is the New York Times bestselling author of The Farhud: Roots of the Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust is joined by Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Lyn Julius of HARIF, Rabbi Elie Abadie, Council of Sages, UAE, Zalmi Unsdorfer of Likud UK, and other leading voices to ask the uncomfortable questions.

A million in camps, transported in trains. Slave labor. Forced sterilization and institutional rape. A concerted program to wipe out an entire ethnic group. The whole world … isn’t watching. Nury Turkel of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, Rahima Mahmut of the World Uyghur Congress, camp survivor Mihrigul Tursen, and Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center join Edwin to unveil the horrifying facts.

Israel and the UAE announced on August 13 that they had come to an historic peace agreement, the Abraham Accord. Since then, the Gulf State of Bahrain has joined the expanding the peace initiative. All three nations have established full diplomatic relations and signed treaties on September 15 at the White House. More countries are readying their recognitions, and President Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. 

Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who personally visited Bahrain, Jonathan Tobin, editor-in-chief of JNSZalmi Unsdorfer, chairman of Likud UK, Joshua London of JINSAMordechai Kedar, Arab scholar and lecturer, and other key Mideast experts join Edwin to explain the background and to explore the possibilities for the future.

Openly anti-Semitic speech, damage to Jewish property, campus hate, and violence against Jews have been exploding across America. Prominent and chic figures have libeled Jews and the pro-Israel community with impunity, openly citing The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and virulent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Jews are stigmatized daily without consequence. Just how bad is the threat to the Jewish community? Alyza Lewin, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, in Washington, DC, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice-chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, join Edwin to explore in a turning-point episode jointly sponsored by JNS.

May 8, 2020 was the 75th anniversary of the Third Reich’s unconditional surrender to the Allies. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean at the Simon Wiesenthal CenterDr. Rick Halperin, Director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Center and former Amnesty International board member, and Dr. Chris Lovett, professor of Modern European and Military History at Emporia State University, plus questioners from many nations, join Edwin.