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ARTICLES BY: Barney Breen-Portnoy

December 24, 2020 10:08 am

‘A Dream Come True’: Israel’s Avdija Starts for Wizards, Scores 7 Points in NBA Debut

Israeli rookie Deni Avdija gave a solid performance in his NBA debut on Wednesday, notching seven points and four rebounds, as his Washington Wizards fell...

December 14, 2020 10:28 am

‘Happy Hanukkah!’: Israeli Hoopster Avdija Drops 15 Points in First NBA Action

Israeli hoopster Deni Avdija made a strong impression in his first NBA action on Sunday, scoring 15 points and pulling down four rebounds for the...

December 11, 2020 12:54 pm

NBA’s Wizards Open Hebrew Twitter Account, Featuring Israeli Rookie Avdija

The National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards opened a Hebrew-language Twitter account on Friday, weeks after drafting Israeli 19-year-old Deni Avdija. "Introducing our Hebrew language and Israel-focused...

October 20, 2020 4:08 pm

Israeli Airline Arkia Starts Selling Tickets for Direct Tel Aviv-Dubai Flights

The Israeli airline Arkia announced on Tuesday it would begin offering daily direct flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai in early January. Arkia -- Israel's second-largest...

October 20, 2020 12:54 pm

Israeli Military Uncovers New ‘Terror Tunnel’ Under Border With Hamas-Ruled Gaza

The Israeli military revealed on Tuesday it had found a new tunnel running under the border from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. "This is a violation of...

October 14, 2020 1:54 pm

US and Israeli Air Forces Hone Readiness With Latest Joint F-35 Drill

F-35 stealth fighters jets from the US and Israeli air forces were seen in the skies above the Jewish state earlier this week as they...

September 30, 2020 3:28 pm

US Army Receives First Iron Dome Aerial Defense Battery From Israel

Israel delivered on Wednesday the first of two Iron Dome aerial defense batteries purchased last year by the US Army. "These batteries will be employed in...

September 21, 2020 11:08 am

‘She Was an Inspiration to Millions’: Jewish Groups Pay Tribute to Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jewish groups are paying tribute to late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg following her death at the age of 87 on Friday. “We are...

September 15, 2020 4:28 pm

‘Pivot of History’ in Middle East Heralded at Israel-UAE-Bahrain Signing Ceremony

On a pristine late summer day in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, leaders from three Middle Eastern nations gathered on the White House’s South Lawn to...

September 9, 2020 11:14 am

With Israel Peace in the Offing, Abu Dhabi Tells Hotels to Offer Kosher Food Options to Guests

With Israel and the United Arab Emirates set to ink their recently-announced normalization agreement next week, hotels in Abu Dhabi have been instructed by local...

September 8, 2020 2:54 pm

Trump to Host White House Signing Ceremony for Israel-UAE Normalization Deal on Sept. 15

A signing ceremony will be hosted by US President Donald Trump at the White House next week for the Israel‐UAE normalization deal that was announced...

August 28, 2020 10:52 am

Biden Calls Delaware Chabad Arson ‘Deeply Disturbing,’ Speaks of ‘Moral Obligation’ to Fight Rising Antisemitism in US

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned on Thursday an arson incident at a Jewish institution in his home state of Delaware. In a tweet referring to...

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...


China’s Xi Unwilling to Accept Vaccines Despite Threat from Protests,...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is unwilling to accept Western vaccines despite the challenges China is facing with COVID-19, and while...


Palestinian Crashes Through Ben Gurion Airport Checkpoint

i24 News – A Palestinian who crossed into Israel illegally crashed a stolen vehicle into a checkpoint at Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday morning before being shot by security guards,...

Middle East

Iran Protesters Call for Strike, Prosecutor Says Morality Police Shut Down

Protesters in Iran called on Sunday for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality police whose detention of a young...

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