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Ruthie Blum is the managing editor of The Algemeiner and author of "To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and the 'Arab Spring.'"

ARTICLES BY: Ruthie Blum

December 2, 2016 8:03 am

Note to Israelis: America Is Not Racist

Since Donald Trump won the US presidential election last month, Israelis have been engaged in a heated debate about how the victory of the billionaire...

November 30, 2016 3:57 pm

Former Top Israeli Official: Iran in Rush to Arm Terror Proxies Before Trump Takes Office

Iran is stepping up the speed at which it is arming its proxies in the region due to its fear that after Donald Trump assumes the...

November 30, 2016 1:06 pm

New State-of-the-Art Patrol Boat Joins Israeli Naval Fleet to Bolster Maritime Operations, Defense Along Northern Border

A new state-of-the-art patrol boat was inaugurated this week by the Israeli Navy to bolster maritime operations and defense of the northern border, the Hebrew news site...

November 29, 2016 9:02 am

What World Leaders’ Reactions to Castro’s Death Reveal

Not known for mincing words, US President-elect Donald Trump responded to the news of Fidel Castro's death on Saturday by calling Cuba's former leader "a...

November 28, 2016 5:47 pm

Wives of Firefighters Recount Anxiety, Fear for Husband’s Lives During Days of Battling Blazes Across Israel

The wives of three members of Israel's Fire and Rescue Services, who spent the last several days terrified for the lives of their husbands as...

November 28, 2016 3:10 pm

In Wake of Clash With ISIS Along Syrian Border, IDF Spurred to Create Additional Commando Brigade

The clash between IDF troops and ISIS-affiliated fighters along the Syrian border on Sunday, which resulted in the killing of four of the terrorists, reinforced the...

November 27, 2016 4:51 pm

IDF Soldiers Taught to Combat West Bank Terrorism With High-Tech Simulator of Actual Attacks

IDF combat soldiers who are and will be stationed in the West Bank have been training over the past few months on a simulator that...

November 27, 2016 1:51 pm

Mass Destruction of Israeli Community Hit by Suspected Arson Revealed in Aerial Footage, as Cross-Country Blazes Come Under Control

As firefighters battled final blazes in the West Bank settlement of Halamish on Sunday, aerial footage revealed a picture of mass destruction at the scene,...

November 27, 2016 12:29 pm

Iran to Send Delegation to Castro Funeral; Palestinian Leaders Laud Cuban Revolutionary’s Fight Against ‘Imperialism, Zionism, Racism, Capitalism’

Iran announced over the weekend that it would be sending a delegation to the funeral of Cuban revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro, who...

November 25, 2016 8:33 am

Trump’s Promising Pick for UN Ambassador

If confirmed by the United States Senate, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will become the next American ambassador to the United Nations, replacing Samantha Power...

November 24, 2016 5:53 pm

Major Jewish Group Says Trump Pick of School-Choice Champion as Education Secretary Good News for Community

The executive director of the public-policy arm of the largest Orthodox Jewish organization in the United States told The Algemeiner on Thursday why President-elect Donald...

November 24, 2016 3:48 pm

Palestinians, Arab World Celebrate, Take Credit for Israeli Fires With #IsraelIsBurning Hashtag

As Israel battled tirelessly for the third day in a row to extinguish and contain dozens of fires that erupted between the center and the...

November 24, 2016 12:22 pm

Report: ‘Arson Terrorism’ Behind at Least 60% of Fires Raging Across Israel

Israeli news outlets reported on Thursday that arson was behind at least 60 percent of the fires that continue to rage across the country for the third day...

November 22, 2016 2:12 pm

Iranian Navy Boasts, Broadcasts Entry of Warships Into Atlantic Ocean

Following the announcement by the commander of the Iranian Navy that two Islamic Republic warships had entered the Atlantic Ocean, a video was released to...


Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’ - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...


Human Rights Legal Expert: Unanimous Passage of Senate Antisemitism Bill to...

A newly passed US Senate bill advancing the fight against antisemitism will have a “ripple effect” on educational institutions, the head of...


Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...