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Barney Breen-Portnoy is the Washington, D.C.-based managing editor of The Algemeiner. He previously worked in Tel Aviv, Israel as a journalist and served in the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Barney holds a BA degree in Government and History from the University of Virginia. He can be reached at bbreenportnoy@algemeiner.com. Follow Barney on Twitter @bbreenportnoy.

ARTICLES BY: Barney Breen-Portnoy

May 22, 2017 3:14 pm

Netanyahu Lauds Trump for ‘Reassertion of American Leadership in the Middle East’

After their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked US President Donald Trump for his “reassertion of American leadership in the...

May 22, 2017 11:10 am

Shortly After Arrival in Israel, Trump Makes History, Becoming First Sitting US President to Visit Western Wall in Jerusalem

Within hours of arriving in Israel on Monday, Donald Trump made history by becoming the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s...

May 19, 2017 3:29 pm

Leading US Rabbi Urges President Trump to Reject Jimmy Carter’s Advice on Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking

President Donald Trump should tune out ex-President Jimmy Carter when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the head of a leading US-based Jewish human...

May 17, 2017 5:09 pm

Islamic Jihad Terror Group Threatens Israel With New Round of Gaza Violence, Shows IDF General in Sniper’s Crosshairs

The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group published a video this week in which it threatened Israel with a new round of violence,...

May 17, 2017 2:12 pm

New US Ambassador to Israel: Trump Administration Will Not Demand a Settlement Freeze

The Trump administration will not demand that the Jewish state freeze settlement construction, according to new US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. In an interview with...

May 16, 2017 4:03 pm

Bereaved Israeli Families Urge Trump to Pressure Palestinian Authority to End Payments to Terrorists

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Jewish state next week, hundreds of family members of Israeli terror victims have signed a letter to...

May 16, 2017 1:05 pm

McMaster Says Trump to Speak at Israel Museum in Jerusalem During Trip to Jewish State; Masada Visit Not on Itinerary

US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel next week will not include an address at Masada, according to the itinerary laid out by his national...

May 15, 2017 3:16 pm

Report: Israeli PM Netanyahu Wants to Speak Alongside Trump at Masada, White House Hesitant About Idea

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to deliver an address alongside visiting US President Donald Trump on Masada next week, but the White House has...

May 14, 2017 8:51 pm

Hamas TV Station to Broadcast Ramadan Series That Glorifies the ‘Heroes Fighting for Jerusalem’

During the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan, an official Hamas-run television station will broadcast a series that glorifies the "heroes fighting for Jerusalem,” the...

May 14, 2017 2:22 pm

Top Jewish Human Rights Group Urges Coca-Cola to Take Action Against Palestinian Franchisee After Map Without Israel Displayed at Gaza Factory

A leading US-based Jewish human rights group is urging the head of Coca-Cola to “take appropriate corporate measures” against its Palestinian franchisee following the display...

May 14, 2017 2:09 pm

Police Suspect Israeli Arab Man of Imprisoning Brother Who Wanted to Convert to Judaism, Join IDF

A 21-year-old Israeli Arab man has been arrested by police on the suspicion he imprisoned his 19-year-old brother for three weeks in a room at...

May 14, 2017 1:58 pm

Netanyahu: Israel’s Vital Infrastructure Untouched by Ongoing Global Cyber Attack, But We Must Do More to Protect Ourselves

The ongoing cyber attack that has affected at least 150 countries around the world has so far left the Jewish state largely unharmed, but “everything...

May 12, 2017 4:43 pm

Top Jewish Human Rights Group Slams Russian FM’s Spokesperson Over Reported Holocaust Reference

A reference made by a Russian official to the Holocaust on Thursday has been condemned by a leading US-based Jewish human rights group. In response to...

May 11, 2017 5:47 pm

Israeli UN Ambassador Urges Security Council to ‘Act Immediately’ to End Palestinian Authority Payments to Terrorists

The Security Council must “act immediately” to halt the flow of money from the Palestinian Authority to jailed terrorists, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny...


Banned Islamist Movement Plotted New Attacks on Israelis

The recent arrests of several Islamic Movement members for plotting terror attacks against Israeli soldiers show that the group continues...

Amid Airtight Security, Trump Visit Brings Hope to the Middle East

JNS.org - In Jerusalem on Sunday night, as the city prepared to mark...

Some American Backers of Hebrew University Troubled by ‘Hatikvah’ Cancellation

JNS.org - Some prominent American supporters of Hebrew University of Jerusalem are criticizing the...


Nineteen Murdered, More than 50 Injured, as Terror Bomb Rips Through Pop Co...

Nineteen people were killed and more than 50 injured after a terrorist bomb ripped through a pop concert in the English city...


Netanyahu Lauds Trump for ‘Reassertion of American Leadership in the ...

After their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked US President Donald Trump for his “reassertion...

Middle East

ISIS Test Chemical Weapons on ‘Human Guinea Pigs,’ Secret Docum...

ISIS are conducting chemical weapons experiments on "human guinea pigs" before launching attacks on Western targets, according to secret documents. The...