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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


July 25, 2017 3:13 pm
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Israeli UN Envoy, Joined by Second Intifada Bombing Victim, Urges Security Council to Take Action Against Palestinian Authority Over Terror Payments

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon -- joined by Oran Almog, who was severely wounded in a suicide bombing during the Second Intifada --...

July 24, 2017 4:23 pm
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After Day of High Diplomatic Tension, Staff of Israeli Embassy in Jordan Returns Home Safely to Jewish State

After a day of intense diplomacy, the staff of the Israeli Embassy in Amman -- including the security guard who was lightly wounded in an...

July 21, 2017 5:22 pm
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Three Israelis Stabbed to Death by Palestinian Terrorist During Shabbat Dinner in West Bank Settlement

Three Israelis were stabbed to death and another was seriously wounded on Friday night by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist who broke into a home in...

July 20, 2017 6:38 pm
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Amid Ongoing Terror Surge, ‘Mi Shebeirach’ Prayer for Israeli Security Forces Updated to Include Police

The wording of the “Mi Shebeirach” prayer for members of Israeli security forces has officially been updated to include police officers, the Hebrew news site...

July 19, 2017 12:57 pm
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Palestinian Authority’s 2017 Budget Shows ‘Huge Increase’ in Funding for Terror Payments

The Palestinian Authority’s 2017 budget shows a “huge increase” in the funding of salaries for imprisoned terrorists and the families of “martyrs,” an Israeli research...

July 18, 2017 3:18 pm
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British Royal Couple Visits Site of Former Concentration Camp in Poland, Meets With Holocaust Survivors

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, visited the site of a former concentration camp in Poland on Tuesday and met with a group...

July 17, 2017 4:56 pm
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Ex-R.E.M. Lead Singer Publicly Backs Radiohead’s Decision to Go Ahead With Israel Concert in Face of BDS Pressure

Ex-R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe on Sunday publicly backed the English rock band Radiohead’s plan to go ahead with its upcoming concert in Israel in...

July 14, 2017 2:07 pm
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ZAKA Volunteers Get Rabbinic Approval to Enter Temple Mount Compound During Response to Terror Attack

ZAKA emergency responders faced a dilemma on Friday following the shooting attack at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in which two Israeli border policemen were...

July 14, 2017 8:02 am
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Two Israeli Border Policemen Killed in Temple Mount Shooting Attack

Two Israeli border policemen were killed on Friday in a shooting attack carried out by three terrorists at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. A third Israeli...

July 13, 2017 11:41 pm
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Top Palestinian Authority Intelligence Official Pays Condolence Visit to Family of Terrorist Killed in Attempted Attack on IDF Troops

The head of the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Service, Majid Faraj, paid a sympathy visit on Wednesday to the family of a terrorist killed while...

July 13, 2017 3:56 pm
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As Ties With Sunni Arab States Warm, Israel Looking for Deal to Let Its Muslim Citizens Fly Directly to Saudi Arabia for Hajj Pilgrimage

Israel is looking to reach a deal that will enable its Muslim citizens to fly directly to Saudi Arabia from Tel Aviv for the annual...

July 12, 2017 5:36 pm
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Pro-Israel Evangelical Christian Leader Urges Boycott of Roger Waters’ Miami Concert

An American evangelical Christian leader is calling for a boycott of ex-Pink Floyd rock star Roger Waters’ Miami concert on Thursday. “Roger Waters is a flagrant...

July 10, 2017 5:56 pm
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Haifa Residents Demand Renaming of ‘UNESCO Square for Tolerance and Peace’ After Hebron Vote

Some residents of Haifa are calling on their municipal government to change the name of a city square named after the UN cultural agency that...

July 9, 2017 1:29 pm
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With Pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal Remaining ‘Top Priority’ for US, Trump Envoy Returns to Middle East

Jason Greenblatt -- President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative -- is returning to Israel on Sunday, two weeks after his most-recent visit, during which he was...

Culture

Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew...

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Features

Halamish Terror Attack Signals New Escalation of Violence

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the...

US Jewish Leaders From Right to Left Back Metal Detectors on Temple Mount

JNS.org - There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of...

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

World

‘Just Be You:’ Chicago SlutWalk Organizer Sounds Conciliatory T...

As controversy continues to swirl around the upcoming August 12 SlutWalk march in Chicago, one of the organizing collective's members has...

Israel

Israel to Build $3.9 Million Memorial Honoring Zionist Pioneer Jabotinsky

JNS.org - The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved plans to build a memorial for Revisionist Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky in Jerusalem. Expected to cost some 14 million shekels ($3.9 million), the memorial...

Middle East

Turkey’s President Erdogan Urges All Muslims to ‘Visit’ a...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over...

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