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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 bbreenportnoy@algemeiner.com.

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December 9, 2018 10:38 am
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Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Against ‘Precision Weapons’ in Lebanon, Foil Hezbollah Tunnel Threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefed on members of his cabinet on Sunday on a phone call he had with Russian President Vladmir Putin the...

December 6, 2018 5:37 pm
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US-Authored Anti-Hamas Resolution Thwarted at UN, but Israel Hails Growing Support as ‘Historic Achievement’

A US-authored resolution condemning the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas won a plurality of votes in the UN General Assembly on Thursday, but a procedural move...

December 6, 2018 11:24 am
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Netanyahu Visits Lebanon Border, as Israel Seeks UNIFIL Action on Hezbollah Tunnels

Following the announcement earlier this week of the launch of “Operation Northern Shield,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Thursday the Lebanon border area,...

December 4, 2018 9:37 am
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US Voices Support for Counter-Tunnel Op Launched by Israel on Lebanon Border

The Trump administration voiced its backing on Tuesday for an operation the IDF has launched to destroy tunnels built by Hezbollah under the Israel-Lebanon border. “The...

December 3, 2018 3:38 pm
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Iran Tops Agenda at Pompeo-Netanyahu Meeting in Brussels

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Brussels on Monday for a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was in the Belgian...

November 29, 2018 3:18 pm
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Canadian Jewish Official: New Data Showing Sharp Rise in Antisemitic Hate Crimes in Country ‘Simply Too Stark to Ignore’

Newly-published data showing a sharp rise in antisemitic incidents in Canada “is simply too stark to ignore,” the head of a major Jewish organization in...

November 29, 2018 11:39 am
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Top US Official: Iranian Missile Threat Is Growing, Regime Must Change Its Behavior

The regional threat posed by the Iranian regime’s ballistic missile program and its arming of proxies continues to grow, a top US official warned on...

November 22, 2018 8:03 am
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New Netflix Series Shines Light on Israel’s Counter-Terror Expertise

Israel’s use of targeted killings during the Second Intifada is the focus of an episode of a new Netflix docuseries. While controversial, the practice of assassinating...

November 21, 2018 2:07 pm
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Philadelphia Jewish Museum Gets Surge of Donations After Far-Right Rally Held Nearby

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) in Philadelphia has received a surge of donations after a far-right demonstration was held across the street...

November 20, 2018 1:34 pm
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On Visit to Golan, IDF Chief Praises Efforts to Keep Iran From Establishing Syria Foothold

Israel will continue to act to thwart the transfer of advanced Iranian weaponry to Hezbollah, the IDF chief of staff said on Monday during a...

November 8, 2018 2:29 pm
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Bill Condemning Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Introduced in House of Representatives

A bipartisan resolution denouncing the Oct. 27 massacre of 11 Jewish worshipers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh by a white supremacist gunman was introduced in the...

November 7, 2018 1:28 pm
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US Jewish Political Groups, Both Democratic and Republican, Cheer Midterm Elections Results

Two American Jewish political groups on opposing sides of the spectrum have both spun the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections -- in which the Democrats...

October 31, 2018 1:04 pm
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American Jewry ‘Lost Its Innocence This Week,’ Community Leader Says After Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

American Jewry "lost its innocence this week," a top community leader told The Algemeiner on Tuesday, as the first of the funerals for the 11...

October 26, 2018 9:53 am
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For First Time in Two Decades, Israeli Leader Visits Gulf State of Oman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to Israel on Friday after making a secret trip to the Gulf state of Oman. A statement published by Netanyahu’s office...

Culture

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showcased children...

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something wrong. But not Matt Green....

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Jewish Groups Welcome Chilean Government Decision to Ban Municipal Boycotts...

Top Jewish groups have welcomed a Chilean government decision made earlier this week to ban municipalities across the country from...

Israel

Lamenting ‘Historic Missed Opportunity,’ Top Israeli Minister C...

A top Israeli minister called on the government on Sunday to craft a “comprehensive plan” to encourage the aliyah of...

Middle East

Iran Arrests 10 Suspects in Suicide Bombing That Killed Two

Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car bomb attack this week that killed at least two policemen, police chief Hossein Ashtari said on...

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