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Gidon Ben-Zvi is an accomplished writer who left behind Hollywood starlight for Jerusalem stone. After serving in an IDF infantry unit for two-and-a-half years, Gidon returned to the United States, before settling in Israel where he aspires to raise a brood of children who speak English fluently - with an Israeli accent. In addition to writing for The Algemeiner, Ben-Zvi contributes to The Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, CiF Watch and blogs at Jerusalem State Of Mind.

ARTICLES BY: Gidon Ben-zvi


August 14, 2019 6:38 am
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Meet Dvir Sorek

Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) recently revealed her true feelings about Israel. During a radio interview, AOC concurred wholeheartedly with the program’s host that...

May 30, 2019 12:34 am
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Rethinking Holocaust Restitution: A Case for Jewish Dignity

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki recently asserted that his government would never agree to pay restitution for properties stolen from Jews during the Holocaust. This...

June 19, 2017 1:04 pm
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Exposing the Media’s Lies About Israel

While today's widespread use of the term "fake news" can be traced to US President Donald Trump claims that well-established facts are not actually facts,...

May 12, 2017 12:08 pm
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Let Sarsour Spew: The Case for Allowing Hate Speech on Campus

The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health has stirred up controversy with its decision to invite anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour to serve...

March 1, 2017 7:49 am
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The Palestinians Still Teach Their Children to Hate

On February 23, the Israeli Education Ministry, Jerusalem District Police and Shin Bet security agency closed down a Hamas-operated school in east Jerusalem for teaching a...

February 1, 2017 8:42 am
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What It’s Like When Jerusalem Goes on Strike

It's been a hard week to be a father of young children in Jerusalem. Public day care centers across Israel's capital have been shut for three days and...

January 25, 2017 5:37 am
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In Israel, Shouting ‘Fire’ in a Theater Is Considered Free Speech

Imagine, if you will, a member of the US Congress being caught smuggling cell phones, SIM cards and documents to the Black Liberation Army, Aryan Nation or some...

January 11, 2017 5:41 am
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What America Can Learn From Israel About Confronting Racism

The gruesome Facebook video of an 18-year-old, mentally disabled white male being savagely beaten by four African Americans has thrust the issue of race right...

December 27, 2016 5:14 am
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The UN Votes to Expel 400,000 Jews. Now What?

The UN Security Council vote, made possible by the Obama Administration's historic decision to abstain, has effectively nullified the Oslo Accords, which were premised on direct negotiations between...

December 19, 2016 6:54 am
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Israel’s ‘Settlements’ Are Not Blocking the Path to Peace

The crisis over the Israeli Supreme Court's December 25 deadline to evacuate the Jewish Amona outpost has provoked soul searching within Israel about how the government should treat native...

December 9, 2016 3:11 am
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To Preserve the Settlements, Build a National Consensus

If you missed the news about Israel's recent reported bombing of a Hezbollah arms convoy and a Syrian Army site in Damascus, you're not alone....

November 29, 2016 9:11 am
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Thanks for the Memories: Why Israel Has No Use for American Jewish Organizations

Many American Jewish organizations are currently minimizing antisemitism, and arguing that people who hate Israel are not antisemites. In this environment, does it make sense for...

February 22, 2016 7:19 am
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How Would Living in the United States Change My Daughters?

Yogi Berra once said that when you come to a fork in the road, take it. On a recent family vacation to the United States, I did...

February 15, 2016 3:13 am
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Indict, Expel, Repeat: Time for Anti-Israeli MKs to Leave the Knesset

The Knesset Ethics Committee has decided to ban three Arab MKs from parliamentary activity following a meeting they held with families of terrorists killed while...

Culture

Mourning a Jewish Man of Laughter

He was a prankster who loved to wear purple. He was a devoted father of two young girls. His phone...

Food Scholar Adam Richman Shares Emotional Moment at the Western Wall

Jewish TV personality and food expert Adam Richman visited the Western Wall in...

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

World

Iranian Tanker Switches Destination, Heads to Turkey: Ship-Tracking Data

An Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destinations and is now heading to Turkey instead of southern Greece, data from real-time ship...

Israel

Palestinian Rioters Again Raise Nazi Swastika on Israel-Gaza Border

For the second time this month, a Nazi swastika symbol was raised by Palestinian rioters on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday and documented by the IDF. Thousands of Palestinians took...

Middle East

Britain Sends Another Warship to Boost Presence in the Gulf

Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation, the defense minister said on Saturday, after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the region. Tensions have...

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