Ben Cohen

Senior Analyst and Rapid Response Manager



Ben Cohen is a senior analyst and manager of FDD’s rapid response outreach.

His areas of expertise include global antisemitism and anti-Zionism, European Union relations with the Middle East, and the status of religious and national minorities in the Middle East.

A London-born journalist with more than 30 years of experience, Ben is a former producer and reporter with BBC World. After moving to the United States in 2004, he began contributing to a range of news outlets and publications, including Commentary, The Wall Street Journal, Tablet, and Congressional Quarterly. He spent more than a decade as the senior correspondent of The Algemeiner and is a featured weekly columnist at the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS). His books and book contributions include Some of My Best Friends: A Journey Through 21st Century Antisemitism (Cohen, 2014), which was favorably reviewed by Fox News, Newsweek, and Mosaic Magazine, and Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism and Delegitimizing Israel (Wistrich, 2016).

As a foreign correspondent, Ben has reported from Bosnia, where he covered the 1992-95 war and served as a communications officer for the UN peacekeeping mission there, as well as Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, India, Sierra Leone, and other global flashpoints. He also served as Director of European Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League and as deputy communications director of the American Jewish Committee.

Ben holds a B.A. with honors in philosophy and politics from the University of Manchester and an MSc. in political theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He became a U.S. citizen in 2017.

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