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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.

ARTICLES BY: Barney Breen-Portnoy

August 26, 2018 10:23 am

Late Senator John McCain Remembered as ‘True Supporter of Israel’

The death of Senator John McCain is being mourned by US Jewish groups and Israeli political leaders from across the political spectrum. The 81-year-old McCain, a...

August 8, 2018 12:23 pm

Curator of Elie Wiesel Museum Welcomes Global Outpouring of Support, as Romanian Police Arrest Vandalism Suspect

In the wake of this past weekend’s vandalism incident at the childhood home of the late Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in Romania,...

August 6, 2018 11:47 am

Seeking ‘Unprecedented’ Pressure on Iran, Trump Reimposes US Sanctions Lifted After Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday reimposing a number of US economic sanctions on Iran that had been lifted as a result...

August 2, 2018 12:14 pm

United Airlines Announces Upcoming Launch of First-Ever Nonstop Washington-Tel Aviv Route

United Airlines announced on Thursday the upcoming launch of the first-ever nonstop route between Washington, DC, and Tel Aviv. Introducing new nonstop service from Washington, D.C....

July 9, 2018 2:06 pm

Father of American Victim of Palestinian Terror Calls New US, Israeli Laws Penalizing PA ‘a Good Beginning’

The recent passage of laws in both the US and Israel penalizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) over its payments to terrorists and their families marked...

July 5, 2018 1:01 pm

Knesset Member Behind Israeli Taylor Force Act: Palestinians Will Learn ‘Terrorism Doesn’t Pay Off’

Following the Knesset’s passage earlier this week of an Israeli version of the Taylor Force Act, Palestinians “will gradually understand that terrorism doesn’t pay off,”...

June 27, 2018 2:37 pm

In US, Lapid Pushes for Recognition of Golan Heights Sovereignty, Seeks to Shore Up Bipartisan Support for Israel

In the half-decade since founding the centrist Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid has become a force to be reckoned with in the Israeli political world. After...

June 25, 2018 1:53 pm

US Diplomat Tells UN Security Council: Iran and Hezbollah at ‘Root of Violence’ in Middle East

The Iranian regime -- which “seeks political, military, and territorial advantage through the spread of violence and human misery” -- is one of the main...

June 13, 2018 4:56 pm

Attorney General Tells Jewish Gathering: Trump Administration ‘Aggressively Enforcing’ Hate Crime Laws

The Trump administration is “aggressively enforcing” hate crime laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday in an address to an Orthodox Union gathering in...

June 5, 2018 3:37 pm

Top US Treasury Official: Iranian Regime Must Change Its Malign Behavior, or Face ‘Economic Calamity’

The Trump administration is actively countering malign Iranian behavior, including financial malfeasance, across the globe, a top Treasury Department official said on Tuesday. Speaking at the...

June 3, 2018 10:24 am

Riding High in Polls at Home, Israeli PM Netanyahu Set to Talk Iran During Three-Nation European Swing

Iran will be at the top of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s agenda this week during a three-nation swing through Western Europe. "Tomorrow I will leave...

May 18, 2018 1:53 pm

Top American Jewish Leader: US Must Stand by Its Allies as Middle East Map Is Being Redrawn

As instability continues to reign in the Middle East, the US must back its allies and challenge its enemies, a top American Jewish leader told...

May 15, 2018 2:57 pm

American UN Envoy: No Country Would Act With More Restraint Than Israel Has in Gaza

A day after several dozen Palestinian rioters were killed in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as they tried to breach the border with Israel, America’s UN envoy...

May 2, 2018 2:53 pm

Likud Prime Ministerial Hopeful: Two-State Solution Is Dangerous Idea, Israel Has No Palestinian Partner for Peace

After nearly four years away from the Knesset, Gideon Sa’ar wants back in. The former education and interior minister -- who held the No. 2...


Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...


A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...


As US Sanctions Near, Europe Fails to Protect Iran Deal

At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior US official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the...


Blaming Israel for Downing Plane, Russia to Sell S-300 Air Defense System t...

Russia will sell Syria the advanced S-300 air defense system following the downing of a Russian plane that the Kremlin...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...