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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 [email protected]

ARTICLES BY: Barney Breen-Portnoy

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...

January 30, 2020 11:58 am

Ex-VP Joe Biden Is Preferred Candidate of US Jewish Democrats, New Poll Shows

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the preferred candidate of US Jews in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a new...

January 27, 2020 4:06 pm

Ahead of Peace Plan Unveiling, Trump Meets With Top Israeli Leaders at White House

US President Donald Trump held separate, back-to-back meetings at the White House on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader...

January 21, 2020 4:24 pm

Three Palestinians Shot Dead After Sneaking Into Israel From Gaza, Attacking IDF Troops

Three Palestinians were shot dead on Tuesday night after sneaking into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip and throwing explosive devices at IDF troops. The men...


Leonard Cohen Receives Posthumous Grammy Nomination for Best Folk Album

The late legendary Jewish singer Leonard Cohen has received a posthumous nomination for...

Egyptian Celeb Faces Legal Action for Taking Photos With Israelis

Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan is facing legal action for causing "offense to the Egyptian people" after taking pictures...


An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...


French Court Sentences Holocaust Denier Vincent Reynouard to New Jail Term

A notorious French Holocaust denier was jailed for four months by a court in Paris on Wednesday. 51-year-old Vincent Reynouard was convicted for posting a Holocaust denial video on YouTube in...


Proposed Knesset Law Would Create Memorial Day for Victims of the Spanish I...

A new law proposed to the Israeli Knesset would create an official memorial day for the victims of the Inquisition. Created...

Middle East

Turkish Court Sentences 2016 Coup Leaders to Life in Jail

A Turkish court sentenced leaders of a 2016 attempted coup to life in jail on Thursday, convicting hundreds of army officers, pilots and civilians over a failed bid to topple...

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