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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.

ARTICLES BY: Barney Breen-Portnoy


March 27, 2018 4:17 pm
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Saudi Crown Prince Meets for Over an Hour in New York With Reps of Major US Jewish Groups

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met in New York City on Tuesday afternoon with around a half-dozen representatives of major American Jewish groups, The...

March 22, 2018 3:12 pm
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Top Israeli Diplomat: UNIFIL ‘Must Do More’ to Thwart Hezbollah’s Armament Efforts in Southern Lebanon

The UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon “must do more” to thwart Hezbollah’s armament efforts, a top Israeli diplomat told The Algemeiner on Thursday. Referring to...

March 6, 2018 4:04 pm
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Top Azerbaijani Diplomat in US Praises Growing Ties Between Israel and Muslim World

Until recently, the close ties between Israel and Azerbaijan were something that flew under the radar, even for people who attend gatherings such as the...

February 27, 2018 4:07 pm
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Mother of IDF Soldier Who Never Returned From Gaza Still Waiting to Welcome Him Home

In the summer of 2014, Zehava Shaul’s son, Oron, went off to war in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. He never returned and, nearly four years...

February 5, 2018 8:37 am
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Israeli Father of Four Killed in West Bank Stabbing Attack

An Israeli man was stabbed to death on Monday afternoon in a terrorist attack at a hitchhiking post at an entrance to the West Bank...

January 28, 2018 10:19 am
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Jewish Groups Urge Warsaw to Rethink Legislation That Would Criminalize Blaming Poles for Holocaust-Era Atrocities

A number of major Jewish groups from around the globe have criticized the advancement of legislation in Poland that would make it illegal to claim...

January 12, 2018 11:29 am
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Major Mainstream Jewish Groups Slam Trump Over Questioning of Taking Immigrants From ‘Shithole’ Countries

A number of top mainstream US Jewish groups have criticized President Donald Trump following his reported questioning on Thursday of taking immigrants from what he...

January 9, 2018 2:54 pm
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Israeli Man Shot Dead in Drive-by Attack on Main West Bank Road Near Nablus

An Israeli man was shot dead on Tuesday in a drive-by attack on a main West Bank road near Nablus. The victim -- Rabbi Raziel Shevach,...

December 22, 2017 12:17 pm
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On the Trail of Japanese Holocaust-Era Hero Chiune Sugihara

A picturesque hilltop in the rustic countryside of central Japan’s Gifu Prefecture is the last place one might expect to hear Hebrew. But at the...

December 15, 2017 9:54 am
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Israeli Border Police Officer Wounded by Palestinian Stabber Wearing Apparent Bomb Belt

An Israeli Border Police officer was stabbed and moderately wounded on Friday by a Palestinian assailant during a riot near the West Bank city of...

December 13, 2017 10:21 am
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Lapid: Democratic Victory in Alabama Shows Why Israel Must Seek Bipartisan Support in US

Democrat Doug Jones’ win over Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special Senate election in Alabama showed why Israel must seek bipartisan support in the US,...

December 5, 2017 4:28 pm
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By Joining US-Led Energy Project, Israel Further Expands Newly-Flourishing Ties With African Nations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took another step forward on Monday in his ongoing bid to bolster his country’s ties with African nations. At a ceremony...

December 5, 2017 3:55 am
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Israeli Prime Ministerial Hopeful Avi Gabbay: We Should Scare Our Enemies, Instead of Letting Them Scare Us

Turmoil is the new status quo in the halls of the Knesset, amid a number of deepening police investigations into corruption allegations against Israeli Prime...

November 21, 2017 9:16 am
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On 40th Anniversary of Sadat’s Jerusalem Trip, Egyptian Envoy Visits Knesset, Says There Is ‘Real Opportunity’ for Regional Peace

Egypt’s envoy to Israel visited the Knesset on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the late President Anwar Sadat’s historic trip to Jerusalem that...

Culture

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Films Video Onstage During Israel Concert

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter filmed a video onstage during his band's live concert...

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Zionism Meets Feminism: Talking Shop Over a Glass of Chardonnay

JNS.org - In a quintessential “only in Israel” moment, nearly 60 women (and a few dozen men) gathered on a breezy...

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

World

Students, Activists Disrupt Talk by Israeli Ambassador at Syracuse Universi...

Some 20 protesters disrupted a speech by an Israeli ambassador at Syracuse University in New York on Tuesday, raising concerns...

Israel

Top Hamas Official Warns: Gaza Border Protests Will Continue After May 15

A top Hamas official warned on Wednesday that the ongoing Gaza border demonstrations -- expected to reach their peak on May 15, known as "Nakba Day" by the Palestinians --...

Middle East

Lieberman: Israel Will Hit Tehran if Iran Attacks Tel Aviv

Israel would retaliate against any Iranian attack on Tel Aviv by striking Tehran, Israel's defense minister said in remarks published on Thursday. The comments by Avigdor Lieberman were an unusually explicit Israeli...

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