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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

ARTICLES BY: Barney Breen-Portnoy

March 9, 2020 1:04 pm

Pro-Israel Democratic Group Endorses Biden for President

The Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI) officially threw its support on Monday behind former Vice President Joe Biden. “Vice President Biden is Democrats’ best hope for...

March 2, 2020 3:04 pm

Israeli Exit Polls Show Advantage, but Not Outright Majority, for Netanyahu and Right-Wing Bloc

The exit polls from Israel's elections on Monday showed an advantage, but not an outright majority, for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and the...

January 30, 2020 11:58 am

Ex-VP Joe Biden Is Preferred Candidate of US Jewish Democrats, New Poll Shows

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the preferred candidate of US Jews in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a new...

January 27, 2020 4:06 pm

Ahead of Peace Plan Unveiling, Trump Meets With Top Israeli Leaders at White House

US President Donald Trump held separate, back-to-back meetings at the White House on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader...

January 21, 2020 4:24 pm

Three Palestinians Shot Dead After Sneaking Into Israel From Gaza, Attacking IDF Troops

Three Palestinians were shot dead on Tuesday night after sneaking into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip and throwing explosive devices at IDF troops. The men...

January 20, 2020 1:14 pm

On MLK Day, US Jewish Groups Pay Tribute to Late Civil Rights Leader

As Americans marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, US Jewish groups paid tribute to the late iconic civil rights leader. “In a time of...

January 9, 2020 1:02 pm

Victims of Paris Kosher Supermarket Attack Remembered, Five Years Later

Thursday marked the fifth anniversary of a deadly terror attack at a kosher supermarket in Paris. On the afternoon of Jan. 9, 2015, shortly before the...

November 7, 2019 12:24 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu Urges Greater Pressure on Iran, as Nuclear Tensions Spike Again

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu urged the international community on Thursday to “pressure Iran until it changes its ways,” as tensions surrounding the Tehran regime’s...

October 24, 2019 3:56 pm

Jump in World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Rankings Hailed as ‘Great News’ for Israeli Economy

Israel jumped 14 spots this year in the World Bank’s annual “Ease of Doing Business” rankings, which were published on Thursday. The move from 49th to...

September 23, 2019 4:02 pm

Seeking Unity, Israeli President Rivlin Hosts Gantz-Netanyahu Meeting: ‘A Shared and Equal Government Is Possible’

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin sought on Monday to break the political gridlock besetting his country, hosting the heads of the two largest parties in the...

September 12, 2019 3:54 pm

At Meeting With Putin, Netanyahu Says Israel Taking Action Against ‘Intolerable Threat’ Posed by Iran in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew on Thursday to the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sit-downs between...

August 28, 2019 2:08 pm

White House Official: Trump Peace Plan Won’t Be Unveiled Before Israel’s Elections Next Month

The Trump administration will not unveil the political component of its Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative until after the Knesset elections next month, a top American official...

August 23, 2019 7:38 am

Israeli Teenage Girl Killed in Bombing at West Bank Spring

An Israeli teenage girl was killed and her father and older brother were wounded on Friday when a bomb was detonated at a natural spring...

July 15, 2019 4:36 pm

At Antisemitism Summit, US Attorney General Says He Is ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Rise in Hate Crimes Targeting Jews

Attorney General William Barr said on Monday he was “deeply concerned” by an increase in recent years of the number of reported hate crimes targeting...


Thousands Call on Israel’s Army Radio to Drop Pop Star Dua Lipa - A petition signed by thousands of Israelis was sent on Wednesday to Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and...


‘Your People Will Be My People’: A Shavuot Shout-Out to Ruth’s ‘Daughters’ - “You shall love the convert, for you were strangers in the...

One New York Family’s Story of Surviving Coronavirus - For Sarit Haviv, 53, of Mill Basin in Brooklyn, New York, the toughest part of having COVID-19 was...


Amid US Racial Unrest, Black-Jewish Congressional Caucus Calls for ‘J...

Amid the ongoing nationwide unrest following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, the Congressional Caucus on...


Syria Claims Israeli Jets Hit Military Base in Hama Province

Syria state media said Thursday that Israeli jets flying over Lebanon hit military targets in the northwestern province of Hama, causing only material damage, in Israel's latest escalation of raids in...

Middle East

Palestinian Journalist on George Floyd Death: Arab Society ‘Must Also...

As the world reacts to the unrest that has followed the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was...

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