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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

November 20, 2018 1:34 pm

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

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

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

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

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...

October 24, 2018 1:53 pm

Azerbaijani Military Chief Visits Israel, Meets With IDF Counterpart

The head of the Azerbaijani military, Col. Gen. Najmeddin Sadikhov, met at the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday with his Israeli counterpart, Lt....

October 11, 2018 11:36 am

US Secretary of State: Iran and Its Proxies Must Be Expelled From Syria

Any resolution to the ongoing conflict in Syria must include the removal of Iran and its proxies from the war-torn nation, US Secretary of State...

August 26, 2018 10:23 am

Late Senator John McCain Remembered as ‘True Supporter of Israel’

The death of Senator John McCain is being mourned by US Jewish groups and Israeli political leaders from across the political spectrum. The 81-year-old McCain, a...

August 8, 2018 12:23 pm

Curator of Elie Wiesel Museum Welcomes Global Outpouring of Support, as Romanian Police Arrest Vandalism Suspect

In the wake of this past weekend’s vandalism incident at the childhood home of the late Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in Romania,...

August 6, 2018 11:47 am

Seeking ‘Unprecedented’ Pressure on Iran, Trump Reimposes US Sanctions Lifted After Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday reimposing a number of US economic sanctions on Iran that had been lifted as a result...

August 2, 2018 12:14 pm

United Airlines Announces Upcoming Launch of First-Ever Nonstop Washington-Tel Aviv Route

United Airlines announced on Thursday the upcoming launch of the first-ever nonstop route between Washington, DC, and Tel Aviv. Introducing new nonstop service from Washington, D.C....

July 9, 2018 2:06 pm

Father of American Victim of Palestinian Terror Calls New US, Israeli Laws Penalizing PA ‘a Good Beginning’

The recent passage of laws in both the US and Israel penalizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) over its payments to terrorists and their families marked...

July 5, 2018 1:01 pm

Knesset Member Behind Israeli Taylor Force Act: Palestinians Will Learn ‘Terrorism Doesn’t Pay Off’

Following the Knesset’s passage earlier this week of an Israeli version of the Taylor Force Act, Palestinians “will gradually understand that terrorism doesn’t pay off,”...

June 27, 2018 2:37 pm

In US, Lapid Pushes for Recognition of Golan Heights Sovereignty, Seeks to Shore Up Bipartisan Support for Israel

In the half-decade since founding the centrist Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid has become a force to be reckoned with in the Israeli political world. After...


Public Charter Schools Put Benefits of Teaching Hebrew to the Test - Now in its ninth year, the Hebrew Public network of 13...

Hungarian Jews Examine Long-Lost Identity, and a JCC Is There to Help Them - Many Jews in Hungary are discovering their roots for the first...

IDF Enlistment Officer Has ‘Moving Encounters’ with North American Jewish Youths - “That was a real wow for me,” said Lt.-Col. Tzachi Revivo,...


Trump Stands by Saudi Prince Despite Journalist Khashoggi’s Murder

President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi...


On Visit to Golan, IDF Chief Praises Efforts to Keep Iran From Establishing...

Israel will continue to act to thwart the transfer of advanced Iranian weaponry to Hezbollah, the IDF chief of staff...

Middle East

Zarif: Europe Struggling to Set Up Trading Vehicle for Iran

European countries are finding it difficult to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to allow non-dollar trade with Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday, according to...