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Barney Breen-Portnoy is the Washington, D.C.-based managing editor of The Algemeiner. He previously worked in Tel Aviv, Israel, as a journalist and served in the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Barney holds a BA degree in Government and History from the University of Virginia. He can be reached at

ARTICLES BY: Barney Breen-Portnoy

May 3, 2019 2:08 pm

Two Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Shooting Incident on Gaza Border

Two IDF soldiers were wounded in a shooting incident on Friday on the Israel-Gaza Strip border. The soldiers -- a male in moderate condition with a...

May 1, 2019 1:12 pm

Four Decades Later, Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty Celebrated as ‘Courageous Diplomatic Achievement’

A ceremony was held at the US State Department headquarters in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to mark the recent 40th anniversary of the historic signing...

April 30, 2019 2:24 pm

Number of Physical Assaults on Jews in US More Than Doubled in 2018, New ADL Report Finds

The number of physical assaults on Jews in the US more than doubled in 2018 from the previous year, according to a new report published...

April 29, 2019 4:34 pm

Jewish Institutions Can Be Both ‘Welcoming and Secure,’ Expert Says After Latest US Synagogue Attack

Security is once again at the top of the agenda for Jewish institutions across the US following Saturday’s deadly shooting attack at a synagogue near...

April 23, 2019 1:34 pm

Kushner: Trump Peace Plan Entails ‘Tough Compromises’ for Both Israel and Palestinians

The Trump administration’s yet-to-be-unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan entails “tough compromises” for both sides, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday. Speaking at the TIME...

April 1, 2019 4:16 pm

Israel Opens Embassy in Rwanda, 11th on African Continent

Israel opened an embassy in the Rwandan capital of Kigali on Monday. The embassy “symbolizes the policy of Israel’s return to Africa,” the Foreign Ministry said...

March 25, 2019 9:36 pm

Israeli UN Envoy: Security Council Must Condemn Hamas for Rocket Attack That Destroyed Home

The Security Council must condemn Hamas for Monday’s rocket attack that destroyed a home north of Tel Aviv, Israel’s UN envoy told The Algemeiner. “It is...

March 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Trump: Time Has Come for US to ‘Fully Recognize’ Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

In another act of diplomacy by tweet, US President Donald Trump called on Thursday for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. “After 52...

March 20, 2019 4:02 pm

Ahead of White House Visit Next Week, Israeli PM Netanyahu Calls for More Pressure on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Israel on Wednesday, his second stop on a three-nation Middle East swing. Pompeo later met in Jerusalem with...

March 19, 2019 3:12 pm

New Group Seeks to Bolster Support for Israel in US Congress

A new organization has been established with the goal of bolstering support for Israel in the US Congress -- a task that has received greater...

March 14, 2019 4:06 pm

Sirens Sound in Tel Aviv as City Targeted by Gaza Rockets for First Time Since 2014

Air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv on Thursday night after two rockets were launched toward the Israeli coastal metropolis from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The...

March 14, 2019 1:12 pm

Gallup Data: 52% of US Jews Identify as Democrats, 16% as Republicans

More than half of US Jews identified as Democrats in 2018, while fewer than one in five said they were Republicans, according to combined Gallup...

March 13, 2019 4:06 pm

Netanyahu to Iran and Hezbollah: Israel Knows What You Are Doing on Golan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a warning to Iran and Hezbollah on Wednesday, following the publication of new information on their activities on the...

March 6, 2019 3:12 pm

THAAD Anti-Missile System Drill a ‘Testament to the Strength’ of the US-Israel Alliance, Netanyahu Says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Wednesday the deployment site of a THAAD anti-missile system that has been stationed in Israel by the US military as...


Remembering a Military Photographer — and a Forgotten Israeli Hero - On Israel’s Memorial Day earlier this month, the family and friends...

Now Museum Pieces, Yiddish Typewriters Tell the Story of a Once-Vibrant Culture

Not long after the first models appeared on the market in the 1870s, the typewriter...


Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of...

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...


NYU Convocation Speaker Calls for BDS Against ‘Apartheid Government&#...

A speaker at New York University's doctoral convocation ceremony on Monday applauded his colleagues at the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (SCA), which recently...


Braving the Heat, Hundreds of Thousands Flock to Meron for Lag B’Omer - Despite a massive heat wave, thousands converged on the northern Israeli town of Meron from Wednesday night through Thursday to celebrate Lag B’Omer at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon...

Middle East

Revolutionary Guards Commander: Iran-US Tension Is a ‘Clash of Wills&...

The standoff between Iran and the United States is a "clash of wills," a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary...