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Benjamin Kerstein is the Israel correspondent for The Algemeiner.

ARTICLES BY: Benjamin Kerstein

April 22, 2018 6:43 pm

European Jews Hold Protest Meetings Against Iceland’s Proposed Circumcision Ban

The controversy over Iceland's proposed ban on circumcision has escalated, with prominent European rabbis and their supporters holding protest meetings in recent days in Reykjavik...

April 22, 2018 12:49 pm

Former Head of IDF Intelligence: This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since 1967

The former chief of Israel Defense Forces intelligence believes the upcoming month of May could be the most dangerous Israel has faced since before the...

April 21, 2018 3:14 pm

Hamas Leader Following Assassination of Drone Expert in Malaysia: Our War With Israel Has Gone International

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh hinted that the Gaza-based terror group will seek to internationalize its campaign against Israel following the assassination of a one of...

April 21, 2018 2:24 pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Likud Party Issues Ferocious Response to Natalie Portman

Israel's ruling Likud party hit back hard against a statement by Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman in which she said that the reason she refused to accept...

April 18, 2018 4:08 pm

Noted Historian on Israel’s 70th Birthday: Justice Is on Jewish State’s Side

At 70 years old, the State of Israel has grown up, and might be unrecognizable to those who founded it. From a relatively barren imperial...

April 15, 2018 12:32 pm

Israel to Mint Commemorative Coins in Honor of 70th Birthday

Israel is marking its 70th birthday with a series of commemorative coins. According to Israel's Channel 2, the coins will be released in one, two, and...

April 14, 2018 2:43 pm

Report: Israeli Security Establishment Fears Long-Term Impact of Syria Strikes

Israel's security establishment is reportedly concerned that the US-led airstrikes in Syria could harm its long-term interests in the region, the Jewish state's Channel 2 reported on...

April 14, 2018 2:07 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu Voices ‘Full Support’ for US Strikes on Syria Weapons Facilities

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday declared Israel’s “full support” for Friday’s US-led air strikes in Syria. The US, allied with France and Britain, struck...

April 7, 2018 9:56 pm

Netanyahu on Gaza Riots: ‘They Want to Crush the Jewish State, We Won’t Let Them’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the riots on the Gaza border over the last few weeks on Saturday, saying the marchers "want to crush...

April 7, 2018 9:40 pm

Reports: Syrian Regime Struck Rebel-Held Town With Chemical Weapons

Reports indicate that the ruling Syrian regime of Bashar Assad has again used chemical weapons against a rebel-held area. According to Reuters, Syrian rebels and a medical...

April 7, 2018 9:17 pm

British Jews to Protest Antisemitism With Second March on Labour Party Headquarters

British Jews will hold a second demonstration against antisemitism in the UK Labour party on Sunday. The demonstration will take place at the Labour Party Head...

April 2, 2018 5:11 pm

Corbyn’s Momentum Movement Finally Admits Antisemitism Is Problem for UK Labour Party

The Momentum movement of the British Labour Party has finally admitted that antisemitism is a serious problem in the party. “Accusations of antisemitism should not and cannot...

April 1, 2018 4:13 pm

IDF Source: ‘Hamas Is Risking a Ferocious Response’ to Gaza Border Violence

"Hamas is risking a ferocious response. It could definitely happen," an IDF source said of the escalating violence on the Gaza border, according to the Hebrew...

April 1, 2018 1:22 pm

Egyptian, Jordanian Foreign Ministers Denounce Israel Over Gaza Riots

The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers denounced over the weekend Israel's security measures against the ongoing Palestinian riots on the Gaza border. Some 30,000 Palestinians have...


American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...


The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

New Book Examines History of Jewish Baseball Cards

If you think that Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg are among only a handful of Jewish baseball players, you might want...


Knox College in Turmoil as Professor Says ‘Jews Act Like Nazis,’...

A professor at Knox College in Illinois has been accused of antisemitism for a history of online posts targeting Jews...


Former Head of IDF Intelligence: This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous...

The former chief of Israel Defense Forces intelligence believes the upcoming month of May could be the most dangerous Israel...

Middle East

As US, North Korea Plan to Meet, Iran Warns Against Trump Deals

A US push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a "very dangerous message" that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister warned as US and North Korean leaders prepare...