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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 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...

June 23, 2017 2:05 pm
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Ehud Barak’s ‘Slippery Slope’

In an interview Wednesday with Tim Sebastian -- host of the program ‎‎"Conflict Zone" on German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle -- former Israeli ‎Prime Minister...

June 16, 2017 10:57 am
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Let’s Not Emulate the Left

As soon as details about the shooting spree at a baseball field in Virginia on Wednesday morning began to emerge, social media lit up with...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

Amnesty International Campus Group Torpedoing Creation of Jewish Society at...

Jewish student leaders on Thursday blamed a campus branch of the advocacy group Amnesty International of seeking to block the establishment...

Israel

Snap Poll: New Gantz-Lapid Unity Party Running Six Seats Ahead of Netanyahu...

A poll taken just after the dramatic announcement that two leading Israeli opposition parties will merge for the country's upcoming...

Middle East

Hezbollah Hits Back at US Criticism of Its Role in Lebanon

Hezbollah hit back against American condemnation of its role in Lebanon on Thursday, calling it a "violation of sovereignty," after the US expressed concern over the organization's expanding influence. After meeting...

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