ד"ר אדי כהן

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Core Professional Activities and Objectives:

·         Public diplomacy and advocacy, through international Arabic-language broadcast and print media, in the cause of offsetting the pernicious effects of Arab government-sponsored public incitement against Jews and Israel.

 

·         Advancement of the rights and interests of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran through educational outreach and government relations efforts conducted under the auspices of the Central Organization for Jews from Arab Countries and Iran.

 

Current Implementing Projects:

o   Securing reparations for land and personal property confiscated from Jews in Arab countries and Iran.  Efforts include service as an expert witness in the lawsuit against Israel’s Ministry of Finance filed by attorney David Yadid on behalf of Iraqi Jews living in Israel who seek restitution from Germany, as victims of Nazism under the Reparations Agreement between Israel and Germany, for losses suffered during the Farhud pogrom incited by Arab-language Nazi propaganda broadcast from Berlin, and orchestrated, on the ground, by Nazi agents from Berlin.

 

o   Securing passage into law of a national day of remembrance for the Jewish victims of persecution in Arab countries and Iran.  [Passage achieved, with first annual observance held on November 30, 2014.]

 

o   Establishing a Yad Vashem counterpart for the study and memorialization of the historical persecutions of Sephardic Jews.

 

Academic Career:

 

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2014 EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) ( 2014, The Shoah Memorial – Museum, Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation, Paris, France
  • Research Fellow (January 2014 – present), Bar-Ilan University Center for International Communication, Ramat Gan
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (October, 2013 – January, 2014), International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2013-2015), Menachem Begin Center for the Study of Resistance Movements, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan.  Project title: Nazi and Axis Propaganda in Mandatory Palestine and the Arab World, 1933-1945 (Supervisor: Professor Michael Laskier)
  • PhD, Middle Eastern History (2012), Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan.  Dissertation: Lebanon During Amine Gemayel’s Presidency, 1982-1988 (Supervisor: Professor Eliezer Tauber) 
  • Successful completion of Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) credentialing course in Arabic-Language News Reporting and Editing (July, 2012)
  • M.A. summa cum laude, Middle Eastern History (2006), Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan.  Specialization: Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.  Thesis title: The Lebanese Opposition: The Rise and Fall of Michel Aoun, Lebanon 1988-1990.  (Supervisor: Professor Eliezer Tauber)
  • B.A., Political Science (1999), Faculty of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan

 

List of Publications:

Book Review: Mahmoud Abbas, The Other Face: The Secret Contacts Between Nazism and Zionism (1984), "Abu Mazen's Zionist Nazis", By Dr. Edy Cohen, 23 June 2014, Mida magazine. http://mida.org.il/2014/06/23/abu-mazen-zionist-nazis/

http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=445577 מאמר ביקורת ספרים כפי שפורסם במכון האקדמי העראקי "אלחואר אלמתמדן" בשפה הערבית בדצמבר 2014.

The grand Mufti's Nazi connection ,by Dr. Edy Cohen, 2014, The Jerusalem post 7/4/2014. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/The-Grand-Muftis-Nazi-connection-347823

The role of Arabic – language Nazi era propaganda, by Dr. Edy Cohen, 12 February 2014, The Jerusalem Post. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/The-role-of-Arabic-language-Nazi-era-propaganda-341251

ד"ר אדי כהן, "כאן ברלין, שלום לערבים" אתר מידה 26-11-2014 http://mida.org.il/2014/11/26/%D7%9B%D7%90%D7%9F-%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9F-%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9D-%D7%9C%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%91%D7%99%D7%9D/

 

ד"ר אדי כהן, "דאע"ש לא מזניחה את ישראל", ישראל היום 23-11-2014 http://www.israelhayom.co.il/opinion/235869

ד"ר אדי כהן, "מודל אושוויץ", גיליון 280, מתאריך 7-3-2014 , מגזין "מראה".http://www.maraah-magazine.co.il/show_item.asp?levelId=65663&ItemId=27&katavaId=4246&itemType=0

ד"ר אדי  כהן, "מיין קאמפ הערבי", גיליון 278, מתאריך 21-2-2014,  מגזין "מראה".http://www.maraah-magazine.co.il/show_item.asp?levelId=65655&ItemId=27&katavaId=4210&itemType=0

ד"ר אדי כהן , "הנאצי של פלשתינה", גיליון 277, מתאריך 14-2-2014 , מגזין "מראה".http://www.maraah-magazine.co.il/show_item.asp?levelId=65651&itemId=27&katavaId=4191&itemType=0

ד"ר אדי כהן, " ידידות רצחנית: התעמולה הנאצית בפלשתינה המנדטורית", גיליון 275, מתאריך 24-1-2014  מגזין "מראה".http://www.maraah-magazine.co.il/show_item.asp?levelId=65643&ItemId=27&katavaId=4158&itemType=0

المفتي أمين الحسيني واليهود: المخطط الفلسطيني لإبادة اليهود في جميع الدول العربية  بقلم الدكتور ايدي كوهين. نشر في الحوار المتمدن في 25-3-2014. http://www.ahewar.org/debat/show.art.asp?aid=407253

Negationist Mahmoud Abbas over ‘nazistische Zionisten die de Holocaust organiseerden’ 26-6-2014. http://brabosh.com/2014/06/26/pqpct-wqp/

Dans le monde arabe, le Mufti de Jérusalem n’était pas le seul à soutenir les nazis.1-5-2013 http://www.israelactu.com/8709/dans-le-monde-arabe-le-mufti-de-jerusalem-netait-pas-le-seul-a-soutenir-les-nazis/

Public Lectures, Seminars, and Media Appearances:

  • "The Axis Countries in the Middle East, 1933-1945,” Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, 20 January 2014
  • “Nazi Germany’s World War II Arabic-Language Propaganda,” Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 2 January 2014
  • “Fundamentals in Public Diplomacy” (The Erwin and Martha Samson Workshop), Center for International Communication, Bar-Ilan University, 11 November 2013 – 8 January 2014
  • “News Media and Public Diplomacy in Disputed Areas: Israel as a Case Study,” Ariel University Center (co-sponsored by the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs), Ariel, 9-14 September 2012
  • Frequent interviews, debates, and commentary  in broadcast media, print publications, blogs, and social media (URLs and citations available upon request)

 

Languages:  Hebrew (native-level); Arabic (native); French (native); English (fluent); Spanish (fluent)