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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


November 27, 2019 3:02 pm
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Netanyahu Indictments Are Shifting Few Israeli Voters

According to a poll released this week by Israel Hayom, 64 percent of Israelis say that the indictments against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit...

November 6, 2019 7:12 am
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Turning Rabbi Firer’s Blessings Into a Feminist Curse

JNS.org - Leave it to Israelis to create and engage in a heated controversy where it need not exist. The brouhaha surrounding a benefit concert whose...

February 6, 2019 10:17 am
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Primary Concerns and the Israeli Elections

JNS.org - It’s not a hot news flash that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the nemesis of the local left-wing media. Nor is it...

December 2, 2018 3:07 pm
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Israel, US Jews, and the Left-Right Rift

JNS.org - In an op-ed this week on the rift between American Jews and Israel, Haaretz’s Chemi Shalev compares the “troubled marriage” to a romantic union gone sour....

August 24, 2017 12:41 pm
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Terrorists and Tiaras

It is hard to feel sorry for Lebanese-Swede Amanda Hanna, who was stripped ‎of her Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017 title this week -- some nine...

August 22, 2017 11:11 am
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The Downside of Victory

Though members of the anti-Donald Trump camp would die before admitting ‎it, they are in a state of exhilaration over his presidency. Every time he...

August 18, 2017 11:49 am
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Barcelona Is Not Charlottesville

Last weekend's car-ramming in Charlottesville, Virginia immediately became upstaged on ‎Thursday when scores of people were mown down by a speeding van on a bustling...

August 11, 2017 1:26 pm
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Thanks to the Left

On Wednesday evening, thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv to demonstrate solidarity with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The purpose of the rally, organized...

August 4, 2017 10:49 am
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Sex, Lies and Terrorism

A Nablus resident who confessed this week to having strangled, bashed in the head of, and buried his Israeli girlfriend two months ago told reporters...

July 28, 2017 11:43 am
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A Tale of Two Israeli Heroes

Last Friday night, an Israeli soldier on leave for the weekend acted coolly and courageously, ‎rushing to the rescue of neighbors he heard screaming. "Sgt....

July 21, 2017 11:10 am
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Holy Terror, Turkish Delight

Leave it to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to portray his latest grab for regional relevance and power as a diplomatic effort to resolve a...

July 14, 2017 10:01 am
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Peace Is Light-Years Away

If the leaders of the Palestinian Authority (PA) had invested as much time, energy and ‎other people's money in building a flourishing society as they...

July 7, 2017 11:38 am
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A Whole New Ballgame

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman delivered a speech this week that made the ‎unbearably hot and humid weather feel like a breath of fresh...

June 30, 2017 1:13 pm
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It’s All Fake News

US President Donald Trump was vindicated this week, after CNN Supervising Producer John Bonifield was caught on a hidden camera admitting that his network has...

Culture

Roy Nissany Becomes Israel’s First Formula One Driver

JNS.org - Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula...

Eyewitness to Horror: New York Museum Opens Exhibit of Art by Holocaust Victims

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying...

Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To The Edge of Sorrow’ Asks the Right Questions

The Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in 2018. His novel To the Edge...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...

World

Trump Taps Lawyer Dershowitz, Others for Impeachment Trial Defense

Former independent counsel Ken Starr and lawyer Alan Dershowitz will join US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial defense team led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump attorney Jay...

Israel

Over 10 Percent of Israelis Make Weekly Use of Bikes and E-Scooters, Report...

Ctech - Approximately 12 percent of Israelis use bikes, electric bicycles, and electric scooters on a weekly basis, according to...

Middle East

UN Says Around 350,0000 Syrians Have Fled Russian-Led Assault in Idlib

Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near Turkey,...

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