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avatar Barney Breen-Portnoy
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


October 22, 2017 10:44 am
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Golan Heights Residents on Edge After Latest Cross-Border Exchange of Fire; ‘After Syria Civil War Ends, Guns Will Be Turned on Israel’

Residents of Israel’s Golan Heights region are on edge following the latest exchange of fire on the border with Syria. Early Saturday morning, five rockets were...

October 20, 2017 2:34 pm
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Israeli Police Chase Down Palestinian Man Who Stole Truck, Planned to Commit Ramming Attack Against IDF Soldiers ‘Because of Al-Aqsa’

A would-be Palestinian terrorist was chased down and arrested in the central Israeli city of Rishon Lezion on Thursday after he stole a truck which...

October 16, 2017 2:55 pm
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Ex-IDF Intel Chief: Strike on Syrian Anti-Aircraft Battery Shows Israel Will Do What Is Needed to Collect Info on Hezbollah Buildup

The Israeli strike on Monday targeting an anti-aircraft missile battery in Syria was an “important” event that sent a message to the Jewish state’s enemies,...

October 8, 2017 12:40 pm
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Report: Israel Considered, but Ultimately Nixed, Plan to Bomb Syrian Crematorium

Israel studied earlier this year the possibility of bombing a facility near the Syrian capital of Damascus -- which, according to US intelligence, has been...

October 3, 2017 4:31 pm
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Israeli Defense Minister Calls for More Active American Role in Turbulent Middle East

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is calling for greater American involvement in a turbulent Middle East. In a pre-Sukkot interview with the Hebrew news site Walla,...

October 2, 2017 4:37 pm
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After Deadly Las Vegas Mass Shooting, Major American Jewish Groups Express Uniform Shock and Condemnation

Major American Jewish groups expressed uniform shock and condemnation on Monday following the previous night’s mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas...

September 29, 2017 2:03 pm
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Israeli Tennis Player Quits Third Set of Shenzhen Open Quarter-Final Match, as Yom Kippur Falls in China

Israeli professional tennis player Dudi Sela quit in the third set of a Shenzhen Open quarter-final match on Friday, as Yom Kippur fell in China. The...

September 28, 2017 4:28 pm
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Author of New Study of Palestinian Textbooks in UNRWA Schools: Attitude Toward Israel and Jews Has Gotten Worse

Anti-Israel and anti-Jewish bias in textbooks used by Palestinian students in United Nations Relief and Works Agency-run schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

September 26, 2017 4:09 pm
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Member of IDF Aid Mission to Mexico: Helping People in Need Is in Our Hearts

As Israelis prepared to celebrate Rosh Hashanah last week, several dozen members of the IDF Home Front Command were packing their equipment ahead of a...

September 24, 2017 11:04 am
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Syria to Top Agenda During Russian Defense Minister’s First Visit to Israel Next Month

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit the Jewish state in October and meet with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, Russian and Israeli media outlets...

September 20, 2017 3:50 pm
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IDF Chief: Israel Seeking to Prevent Iran From Becoming North Korea of the Middle East

Israel’s goal is to “prevent Iran from becoming the North Korea” of the Middle East, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said in...

September 19, 2017 5:14 pm
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Egypt Expert: Public Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting Likely Meant to Signal a Further Warming of Jerusalem-Cairo Ties

Monday’s public sit-down in New York City between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was a manifestation of increasingly close...

September 18, 2017 3:55 pm
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Top American Jewish Leader: Iran Violating ‘Deeply Flawed’ Nuclear Deal, Stricter Sanctions Are Needed

The future of the Iran nuclear deal will be uppermost in the mind of one of the American Jewish community’s top leaders this week as...

September 15, 2017 2:33 pm
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US National Security Adviser: Iran’s ‘Destabilizing Behavior’ in Middle East Will Be ‘Major Focus’ of Trump-Netanyahu New York Meeting

Iran will be a top agenda item when US President Donald Trump meets on Monday in New York City with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Features

Palestinian Factions Unite in Calls for Israel’s Destruction

Amid the recent unity deal between Fatah and Hamas, Palestinian officials of all stripes continue to...

Syrians, Iranians Vow to Fight ‘Zio-American Schemes’

JNS.org - The IDF struck three Syrian rocket launchers on Saturday, after five rockets from Syria entered the Golan Heights earlier...

Israeli Government Cultivates Allies at First Christian Media Summit

JNS.org - Recognizing that it's easier to communicate with journalists who are prone to be supporters of Israel than...

World

On Iran Nukes, ‘Don’t Believe, Check!’ Israeli Defense Ex...

An Israeli defense expert has told a US news outlet the position of both US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime...

Israel

US ‘Can’t Allow’ Iranian IRGC Supply Lines Through Middle...

A leading member of the Senate Armed Services Committee has warned that the danger posed by Iran towards Israel is...

Middle East

ISIS Kills at Least 128 People in Central Syrian Town

ISIS has killed at least 128 people in a Syrian town deep inside regime-held territory, a human rights monitor has said. Government forces managed to retake al-Qaratayn over the weekend, the Syrian Observatory...

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