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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 bbreenportnoy@algemeiner.com. Follow Barney on Twitter @bbreenportnoy.

ARTICLES BY: Barney Breen-Portnoy


November 23, 2017 9:26 am
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Head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Any New War in Middle East Will Lead to Israel’s ‘Eradication’

Any new war in the Middle East “will lead to the eradication of the Zionist regime,” the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps declared...

November 21, 2017 9:16 am
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On 40th Anniversary of Sadat’s Jerusalem Trip, Egyptian Envoy Visits Knesset, Says There Is ‘Real Opportunity’ for Regional Peace

Egypt’s envoy to Israel visited the Knesset on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the late President Anwar Sadat’s historic trip to Jerusalem that...

November 20, 2017 3:24 pm
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Family of Israeli Man Held Captive by Hamas in Gaza Urges International Action to Free Loved One

The brother of an Israeli man who has been imprisoned by Hamas in the Gaza Strip for more than three years urged the international community...

November 19, 2017 12:42 pm
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Torah Scrolls Stolen From Jaffa Synagogue Are Found in Hebron and Returned After Cooperation Between Israeli, Palestinian Police

Five Torah scrolls that were stolen from a synagogue in central Israel this week and taken to the West Bank have been found and returned,...

November 17, 2017 8:52 am
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Palestinian Terrorist Had ‘Big Smile on His Face,’ Israeli Wounded in Gush Etzion Ramming Attack Recalls

Two Israeli civilians were wounded -- one seriously -- in a vehicular-ramming attack carried out by a Palestinian terrorist in the West Bank on Friday...

November 16, 2017 8:57 am
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In First-Ever Interview With Saudi Newspaper, IDF Chief Says Israel in ‘Complete Agreement’ With Riyadh About Need to Thwart Iran’s Regional Ambitions in Middle East

Israel and Saudi Arabia share a common interest in thwarting Iran’s regional ambitions, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said in a first-ever...

November 15, 2017 9:52 am
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Israeli Defense Minister, in Apparent Message to Russia: We Will Not Permit Iranian Entrenchment in Syria

A day after Russia’s top diplomat called Iran’s presence in war-torn Syria “legitimate,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman signaled on Wednesday a disagreement with the...

November 13, 2017 4:58 pm
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Elite Israeli, Indian Combat Search-and-Rescue Units Conduct First-Ever Joint Drill

Elite Indian Air Force combat search-and-rescue soldiers took part on Monday in a first-ever joint drill with their Israeli peers. The Indian troops -- from the...

November 9, 2017 11:03 am
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: America’s Support for Israel Has Never Wavered and Never Will

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell was honored on Wednesday by the World Jewish Congress with its annual Theodor Herzl award at a dinner...

November 6, 2017 5:21 pm
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Israel Will Be America’s ‘Most Important Ally’ in the 21st Century, DC Envoy Predicts

The US-Israeli alliance will only grow stronger in the coming years, the Jewish state’s envoy to Washington predicted on Monday. “I believe Israel is going to...

November 5, 2017 10:31 am
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Top US Diplomat Tells Israeli-American Group: UN Human Rights Council Must Reform, or We Will Leave It

The UN Human Rights Council, infamous for its anti-Israel bias, must reform or the US will leave the body, a top American diplomat announced on Saturday...

November 3, 2017 9:07 am
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Israeli Military Says It Will Prevent Jihadist Takeover of Syrian Druze Village on Golan Border

In an unusual public declaration on Friday, the Israeli military announced it would thwart a potential takeover of a Syrian Druze town by jihadists. The IDF...

November 2, 2017 9:04 am
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Ex-IDF Intel Chief: Latest Reported Strike in Syria Sent ‘Resounding Message’ to Regional Players That Israel Will Enforce Its Red Lines Against Iran and Hezbollah

The reported Israeli air strike on a weapons facility near the western Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday sent a “resounding message” to regional players,...

November 1, 2017 5:14 pm
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Top Israeli Police Official: Lone-Wolf Terrorism Can Only Be Defeated if West Unites to Combat It

Lone-wolf terrorism will only be defeated if the West comes together in a joint effort to combat it, a top Israeli security official told The...

Culture

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

World

Looking to Increase Israeli Ventures, India Bids for Offshore Exploration R...

JNS.org - A consortium of Indian companies has applied for an Israeli Energy Ministry tender for offshore exploration licenses, signaling another...

Israel

Israel Intercepts Massive Gaza-Bound Explosives Shipment

JNS.org - Israel prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday. The shipment was intercepted at the Kerem Shalom border...

Middle East

Iran Says Its Ready to Help Rebuild Syria, Hezbollah Will Not Disarm

Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of...

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