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Barney Breen-Portnoy is the Washington, D.C.-based senior correspondent for 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


January 19, 2017 6:18 pm
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Following Paris Peace Summit, Largely Forgotten 2013 French Court Ruling That Israeli Settlements Are Legal Receives Renewed Attention

A largely forgotten landmark 2013 French court ruling has received renewed attention this week following the international diplomatic summit held in Paris last Sunday at...

January 19, 2017 6:06 pm
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Jerusalem Mayor Calls on Israelis to Thank Trump for Embassy Move; Says Obama ‘Surrendered to the Iranians and Radical Islam’

A day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on Israelis to express thanks to the president-elect for his stated support of the...

January 19, 2017 3:36 pm
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In DC for Trump Inauguration, Likud MK Expresses Hope That Expected Change in US Jerusalem Policy Will Prompt Israel to Allow Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

A Likud MK currently visiting the US said on Thursday he “definitely” hopes that an expected upcoming shift in American policy regarding Jerusalem would prompt...

January 18, 2017 5:47 pm
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Palestinian-American Columbia Professor Rashid Khalidi: Pro-Israel Figures Will ‘Infest’ US Government After Trump Takes Office

Pro-Israel figures will “infest” President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, a Palestinian-American Columbia University professor and notorious critic of the Jewish state declared on Tuesday. “There are a...

January 18, 2017 4:56 pm
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Trump’s UN Envoy Pick Nikki Haley: US Must Let Israel Know We Are an Ally and Will Be an Ally

The US “must let Israel know we are an ally and will be an ally,” President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as America’s next UN...

January 18, 2017 1:08 pm
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Iranian Foreign Minister: We Have Had No Contact With Incoming Trump Administration

There has been no communication between Iran and US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, the Islamic Republic’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, the Tehran regime-aligned...

January 18, 2017 12:35 pm
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Syrian Mother Names Baby Born in Israeli Hospital ‘Sarah’ in Gesture of Gratitude to Jewish State

A Syrian woman recently gave birth to a girl at a hospital in northern Israel and named the child Sarah as a way of thanking the...

January 17, 2017 5:54 pm
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‘This Man Is a Spite Machine’; Obama Blasted on Social Media for Appointment of Ben Rhodes to Holocaust Memorial Council

Outgoing President Barack Obama’s choice on Tuesday of top aide Ben Rhodes to serve on the US Holocaust Memorial Council drew a slew of online...

January 17, 2017 3:39 pm
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Former High-Ranking Israeli Official Slams Paris Conference, Blames Palestinian Rejectionism for Lack of Peace

With gambits such as the diplomatic summit held in Paris two days ago, the international community “distances peace instead of bringing it closer,” a former director-general...

January 17, 2017 12:54 pm
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Team Israel Sets Its Sights High for Upcoming World Baseball Classic; ‘We Hope Fans Will Be Proud of Us,’ Pitcher Says

Team Israel is setting its sights high for the upcoming World Baseball Classic in March, one of the squad’s pitchers told The Algemeiner this week. “Our...

January 16, 2017 3:36 pm
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PBS Ombudsman Calls for ‘Clarification, Correction’ Over Ben Rhodes’ False Claim That ‘Tens of Thousands’ of New Israeli Settlements Are Under Construction

A PBS news program should issue a “clarifying or correcting” statement in the wake of a claim made by a top Obama administration official during...

January 16, 2017 12:55 pm
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Paris Peace Confab Like ‘Marriage Counseling With Neither Husband Nor Wife Present,’ Netanyahu Spokesman Says; Foreign Ministry: Summit Turned as ‘Flat as a Failed Soufflé’

The international diplomatic conference held in Paris on Sunday was “like having marriage counseling with neither the husband nor the wife present,” a spokesman for...

January 13, 2017 5:18 pm
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Israeli UN Envoy: Paris Peace Conference a Reward to Palestinians for Avoiding Negotiations While Promoting Terrorism

The international diplomatic conference set to be held in Paris on Sunday and attended by outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry will be a “reward to the...

January 13, 2017 4:29 pm
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Jewish Human Rights Group: German Court Ruling in Synagogue Arson Case ‘Legitimizes Violent Antisemitism’

A German regional court’s affirmation of a lower court ruling that a July 2014 attempt by three Muslim men to burn down a Wuppertal synagogue...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Following Paris Peace Summit, Largely Forgotten 2013 French Court Ruling Th...

A largely forgotten landmark 2013 French court ruling has received renewed attention this week following the international diplomatic summit held...

Israel

Jerusalem Mayor Calls on Israelis to Thank Trump for Embassy Move; Says Oba...

A day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on Israelis to express thanks to the president-elect for...

Middle East

Team Trump Says ‘Stay Tuned’ for Decision on Embassy Move to Je...

A few hours before incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told journalists on Thursday -- 24 hours before the inauguration...

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