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Gidon Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem Correspondent for the Algemeiner newspaper, 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


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...

February 4, 2016 6:38 am
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Separate But Equal? Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall Is Still Religious Discrimination

A plan to create a special prayer space at the southern expanse of the Western Wall where the Conservative and Reform movements can hold gender-mixed services was...

February 1, 2016 5:15 am
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How Would Israeli Human Rights Groups Have Reacted During World War II?

Since the outbreak of the recent terror attacks against Israeli citizens, human rights groups such as B'Tselem have been rushing to defend Palestinians who are allegedly being...

January 25, 2016 6:43 am
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Israel Must Form Alliances With Its Sunni Neighbors

The geopolitical landscape surrounding Israel is shifting in such a way that if navigated correctly could lead to full diplomatic relations between Jerusalem and Sunni...

March 20, 2015 10:43 am
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Israeli Elections: When Words Matter… and When They Don’t

The consensus, both within Israel and abroad, is that Benjamin Netanyahu snatched an electoral victory from the jaws of imminent defeat by both resorting to...

February 6, 2015 3:31 pm
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Economics Will Decide the Israeli Elections in Netanyahu’s Favor

Forget Hezbollah, Hamas, Abbas, and Iran: the primary driver in Israel's upcoming elections is the high cost of living. Recent polls have consistently shown that domestic...

November 12, 2014 1:40 am
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Riots in Jerusalem: It’s Never Been About Borders

The recent unrest in Jerusalem is once again fanning the fires of indignation regarding the very presence of Israelis in certain parts of the country's...

October 3, 2014 12:14 am
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What in the World is Wrong With North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un? (SATIRE)

In recent days, the chattering class has taken up a new hobby: trying to figure out what is ailing avid bird watcher and Supreme Leader...

September 18, 2014 6:59 am
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Honey, Guess Who’s Coming to Temple? Prominent Arab Leaders to Participate in Jewish New Year Services (SATIRE)

Is Israel slowly starting to cozy up with key Sunni countries in the Middle East? Based on recent statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

September 11, 2014 7:18 am
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How an Israeli Hero is Helping Victims of Terror Begin Life Anew

Since September 2000, Israeli society has been subjected to numerous deadly terror attacks. Since then, several studies have examined the stress-related mental health symptoms and coping...

August 28, 2014 7:17 pm
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10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left...

Culture

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, by Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

Report: Donald Trump to Name Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told NBC News on Saturday. The 64-year-old veteran oil...

Israel

Facing Evacuation, Amona Settlers Plan Resistance Campaign

Facing a court-ordered evacuation, residents of the Jewish settlement outpost of Amona in the West Bank are digging in for a fight to the finish. Vowing fierce but nonviolent resistance,...

Middle East

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer St...

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in central Istanbul, according...

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