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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

April 23, 2019 1:34 pm

Kushner: Trump Peace Plan Entails ‘Tough Compromises’ for Both Israel and Palestinians

The Trump administration’s yet-to-be-unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan entails “tough compromises” for both sides, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday. Speaking at the TIME...

April 1, 2019 4:16 pm

Israel Opens Embassy in Rwanda, 11th on African Continent

Israel opened an embassy in the Rwandan capital of Kigali on Monday. The embassy “symbolizes the policy of Israel’s return to Africa,” the Foreign Ministry said...

March 25, 2019 9:36 pm

Israeli UN Envoy: Security Council Must Condemn Hamas for Rocket Attack That Destroyed Home

The Security Council must condemn Hamas for Monday’s rocket attack that destroyed a home north of Tel Aviv, Israel’s UN envoy told The Algemeiner. “It is...

March 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Trump: Time Has Come for US to ‘Fully Recognize’ Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

In another act of diplomacy by tweet, US President Donald Trump called on Thursday for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. “After 52...

March 20, 2019 4:02 pm

Ahead of White House Visit Next Week, Israeli PM Netanyahu Calls for More Pressure on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Israel on Wednesday, his second stop on a three-nation Middle East swing. Pompeo later met in Jerusalem with...

March 19, 2019 3:12 pm

New Group Seeks to Bolster Support for Israel in US Congress

A new organization has been established with the goal of bolstering support for Israel in the US Congress -- a task that has received greater...

March 14, 2019 4:06 pm

Sirens Sound in Tel Aviv as City Targeted by Gaza Rockets for First Time Since 2014

Air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv on Thursday night after two rockets were launched toward the Israeli coastal metropolis from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The...

March 14, 2019 1:12 pm

Gallup Data: 52% of US Jews Identify as Democrats, 16% as Republicans

More than half of US Jews identified as Democrats in 2018, while fewer than one in five said they were Republicans, according to combined Gallup...

March 13, 2019 4:06 pm

Netanyahu to Iran and Hezbollah: Israel Knows What You Are Doing on Golan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a warning to Iran and Hezbollah on Wednesday, following the publication of new information on their activities on the...

March 6, 2019 3:12 pm

THAAD Anti-Missile System Drill a ‘Testament to the Strength’ of the US-Israel Alliance, Netanyahu Says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Wednesday the deployment site of a THAAD anti-missile system that has been stationed in Israel by the US military as...

March 5, 2019 3:56 pm

$6.3 Million Raised After Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Set to Be Given to Survivors, Families of Victims

The disbursement of over $6.3 million raised in donations after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last October is set to begin, the city’s Jewish Federation announced...

February 26, 2019 2:36 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu Takes Break From Campaign Trail for Moscow Meeting With Putin on Iran, Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in Moscow on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The focus of our talks will be the Iranian entrenchment...

February 13, 2019 2:57 pm

Netanyahu: Israel and Arab World United by ‘Common Interest of Combating Iran’

Israel and the Arab world are united by a “common interest of combating Iran,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday from Poland, where he...

February 5, 2019 2:28 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu to Meet Putin in Moscow Later This Month for Talks on Iran, Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that he would fly to Moscow later this month for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin...


Jewish Celebrities Share Passover Photos on Social Media

A number of Jewish celebrities took to social media over the weekend to share pictures from their Passover Seders and...

Irish Pro-Israel Groups Condemn BDS Boycott of Eurovision Song Contest - Several top Irish pro-Israel groups and leaders have signed an open letter...


Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...


University of Maryland Students Reject BDS Following Five-Hour Passover Hea...

Student leaders at the University of Maryland, College Park, rejected a resolution supporting the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Considers Relaxing Ownership Limits for Foreign Investors

Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) is considering relaxing a 49 percent limit for foreign strategic investors in shares of listed companies due to increased demand, its chairman said on...