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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

February 23, 2017 5:40 pm

East Jerusalem Elementary School Established, Run, Funded by Hamas to Be Closed Over Violent Anti-Israel Curriculum

A private school in east Jerusalem is being shut down for incitement, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday. According to the report, the curriculum of the...

February 22, 2017 4:32 pm

Australian-Israeli Pundit: Netanyahu’s ‘Important, Timely’ Historic State Visit Down Under Cemented Already Tight Bond, Threatened Only by ‘Problematic Elements in Labour Party, Far-Left Groups’

On the occasion of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s state visit Down Under, a renowned Australian-Israeli pundit told The Algemeiner that the only thing he sees as...

February 21, 2017 4:25 pm

Israeli Military Expert on Newly Appointed US National Security Adviser McMaster: ‘The Right Man in the Right Place’ for America, Jewish State

General Herbert Raymond (H.R.) McMaster is “the right man in the right place” for both America and the Jewish state, an Israeli military expert told the Hebrew...

February 21, 2017 8:31 am

Nikki Haley’s First Hurrah

Four months ago, when South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was nominated by the president-elect as US ambassador to the United Nations, I wrote that there...

February 20, 2017 4:23 pm

Holocaust Survivors Among Israeli Consumers No Longer to Have Power Cut Off Due to Arrears in Electricity Bill Payments

The Israel Electric Authority announced on Monday that Holocaust survivors and consumers using life-saving devices will not have their power cut off, even if they are unable...

February 20, 2017 3:55 pm

Egyptian Presidential Spokesman: Report of El-Sisi’s Part in Clandestine Peace Summit in Jordan Last Year Includes ‘False Information’

A spokesman for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi railed against a report in the Israeli media about his country's part in a clandestine Mideast peace...

February 20, 2017 12:45 pm

Avner Netanyahu, Son of Israeli Prime Minister, Makes Social Media Appeal for Dog-Walker for Family’s Alaskan Malamute During Parents’ State Visit to Singapore and Australia

The younger of the Israeli prime minister’s two sons, announced on social media that he was seeking a sitter for the family dog, the Hebrew...

February 19, 2017 6:59 pm

Watchdog Launches Interactive Database for ‘Easy Access’ to Info on Quarter Billion Shekels Given to Israeli NGOs by Foreign Governments Seeking to Undermine Jewish State Policy

An Israel-based watchdog has launched an interactive database for what it calls “easy access and analysis” of the more than $60 million (NIS 235 million) in foreign...

February 19, 2017 6:06 pm

‘Gay Jew With Black Boyfriend’ Milo Yiannopoulos Mocks Media for Calling Alt-Right Movement He Purportedly Heads ‘Antisemitic, White Supremacist, Homophobic’

“One of the enduring mysteries of the American media” is their inability to see what's wrong with referring to the “antisemitic, white supremacist, hateful, bigoted, racist,...

February 19, 2017 12:54 pm

Israeli Foreign Ministry Launches ‘Soft Diplomacy’ Initiative to Teach Hebrew to Arab World

As part of its “soft public diplomacy” efforts, the Israeli Foreign Ministry embarked this week on a new program to teach Hebrew to the Arab...

February 17, 2017 8:18 am

A Bear Hug for All the Mullahs and Other Israel-Detractors to See

The strong reactions elicited by Wednesday’s joint press conference held by US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are warranted, but mostly...

February 16, 2017 2:37 pm

Top Trump Aide: Despite Resignation of National Security Adviser, Administration Committed to Flynn’s Staunch Stance on Iran

A top aide to US President Donald Trump told The Algemeiner on Thursday that despite the resignation this week of General Michael Flynn as national security adviser, Washington remains...

February 15, 2017 2:38 pm

Report: Already a ‘Model for Emulation,’ Israeli Airline Security to Undergo Additional Enhancement

Israeli airline security is about to be enhanced, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the decision to upgrade training for guards...

February 14, 2017 4:06 pm

First Shipment of Heavy Vehicles, Military Equipment Purchased Through $38 Billion US Aid Package Arrives in Israel for Integration Into IDF

The first 20 of a much larger number of heavy military vehicles and other engineering materiel purchased by the Israeli defense establishment from the American company “Caterpillar”...


Finding ‘The Lost Book of Moses’

The Lost Book of Moses is an account of author Chanan Tigay’s exhaustive search for the whereabouts and authenticity of the...

TripAdvisor Ranks Eilat Hotel Best in Middle East, 25th Worldwide

A luxury hotel in the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat was ranked first in the region and 25th internationally by a...


Israel’s Leading Counter-Terrorism Expert on His ‘Art’ -- In 1996, when Boaz Ganor founded Israel’s International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT),...

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...


Texas Pre-School Teacher Fired Over ‘Kill Some Jews’ Social Media Post ...

A pre-school teacher fired this week for encouraging followers to “kill some Jews” on social media prior to her employment expressed great...


Watchdog: Human Rights Watch ‘Deeply Implicated in BDS and Other Form...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is “deeply implicated in BDS and other forms of political warfare” against the Jewish state, a...

Middle East

Iraqi Forces Enter ISIS-Held Mosul Neighborhood

Iraqi forces have entered a neighbourhood in West Mosul for the first time since launching an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State (IS) five days ago. It comes a...