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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

October 20, 2016 2:46 pm

Israel’s Outgoing Foreign Ministry Chief Dispels ‘Myth’ of Jewish State’s Diplomatic Isolation

The adoption this week by UNESCO of a resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has caused many people to question...

October 20, 2016 11:34 am

Israeli Baby Rushed to Hospital Writhing in Pain From Deadly Black Widow Spider Bite

An Israeli couple rushed their 11-month-old daughter to the hospital this week after she was bitten by a spider and began writhing in pain, the...

October 19, 2016 2:34 pm

Netanyahu’s Office Denies Palestinian, Iranian Reports of Secret Phone Conversation With Saudi Defense Minister to ‘Stir Insecurity’ in Islamic Republic

A spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told The Algemeiner on Monday that Palestinian and Iranian reports of a recent phone conversation between the Israeli...

October 19, 2016 8:05 am

Behind the Phenomenon of ‘Trumping Clinton’

A joke I heard when I was a teenager – growing up in a New York City neighborhood with a large population of Latino immigrants...

October 16, 2016 4:31 pm

Commander of Special IDF Commando/Engineering Unit Describes ‘Precision’ Warfare Against Terrorists, Warns Enemy What to Expect in Next Confrontation With Israel

In an interview with the Hebrew press on Sunday, the commander of a special commando unit of the IDF Engineering Corps described the changes that have been made...

October 16, 2016 12:49 pm

Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Holds Presidential Reception for Family of Terrorist Who Murdered Israeli Merchant in 2003; Lauds Killer as ‘Hero’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held an official reception at his headquarters in Ramallah on Saturday for the family of a terrorist who died last...

October 16, 2016 6:30 am

Shame on the US Consulate in Jerusalem

Last week, as Jews the world over were preparing for the Day of Atonement by issuing apologies to anyone they may have wronged during the...

October 11, 2016 2:30 pm

Report: Listening to Declassified Walkie-Talkie Tapes From Yom Kippur War, Netanyahu ‘Yearns for One More Sentence, One More Word’ From Late Brother Yoni

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heard for the first time on Monday declassified recordings of his late older brother Yoni from the Yom Kippur War...

October 11, 2016 6:50 am

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Foreign Intervention’ Hypocrisy

During the second US presidential debate on Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton did her best to sidestep the...

October 10, 2016 2:59 pm

Antisemitism Experts Disagree on Legitimacy of Holocaust-Aleppo Comparison During Second Presidential Debate

The Holocaust has frequently and rightly been invoked when subsequent genocides and mass killings are ignored, an antisemitism expert told The Algemeiner on Monday, the morning...

October 10, 2016 12:45 pm

High Anxiety Among Jerusalemites in Wake of Deadly Palestinian Shooting Rampage

Anxiety is palpable in Jerusalem in the wake of Sunday morning’s deadly Palestinian terrorist attack, which left two Israelis dead and six others wounded, Israel's Channel...

October 9, 2016 3:09 pm

‘My Heart Is Crumbling Into Little Pieces,’ Says Young Widow at Funeral of ‘Hero’ Police Officer Slain by Palestinian Terrorist on Shooting Rampage

The wife of the police officer murdered on Sunday by the Palestinian terrorist he was trying to neutralize said her "heart is crumbling into little pieces," the...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Western Insurers Cautiously Reestablish Business Ties With Iran

Western insurers are slowly reaching deals with Iran as they seek to re-enter a multi-billion dollar market, although the pace of business is hampered by banking restrictions ten months on...


Israeli Security Services Thwart Major Palestinian Terror Plot - Israeli security officials revealed on Thursday that they had averted a major terrorist attack and arrested those who plotted to carry it out. According to a statement released by the Shin Bet,...

Middle East

Turkey Increases Offensive Against Kurds in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...