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Benjamin Kerstein is the Israel correspondent for The Algemeiner.

ARTICLES BY: Benjamin Kerstein

February 25, 2020 4:54 pm

Dozens of US Jewish Groups Issue Open Letter of Support for Chinese Communities Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Over 70 US Jewish groups issued an open letter of support on Monday for Chinese people around the world as they faced the threat from...

February 25, 2020 4:24 pm

Israeli Coronavirus Patient Describes Symptoms as ‘Like a Normal Flu’

An Israeli man infected with the coronavirus described the symptoms of the disease to the Israeli media on Tuesday, saying it was like “a normal...

February 25, 2020 2:38 pm

New Book Takes on Ilhan Omar, but Ends Up a Missed Opportunity

Review of "American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party" by Benjamin Weingarten, Bombardier Books, 2020. Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has...

February 25, 2020 12:14 pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu Expresses ‘Deep Sorrow’ Over Passing of Ex-Egyptian Leader Mubarak

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed sadness on Tuesday over the death of 91-year-old ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. “On behalf of the citizens and government of...

February 24, 2020 5:08 pm

US Jewish Groups React With Outrage to Bernie Sanders’ ‘Offensive’ Attack on AIPAC

Mainstream US Jewish groups reacted with outrage on Monday to what they saw as 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' “offensive” attack on the American...

February 24, 2020 4:12 pm

Watchdog Group Urges UNICEF to Call Out Palestinians for Use of Child Soldiers

A Israeli watchdog group that tracks racism, incitement and glorification of terrorism in the Palestinian media has sent a report to the UN’s international child...

February 24, 2020 3:18 pm

‘I Shake in My Hands and Legs’: Child From Israel’s South Describes Rocket Trauma

A child from Israel’s south recounted on Monday the traumatic fear and terror she was facing as rocket fire from the Gaza Strip pounded the...

February 23, 2020 9:43 pm

Israeli Defense Minister Explains Tough Stance as Iron Dome Moved South After Escalation Following Gaza Border Incident

Tensions along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip erupted on Sunday, with the Israeli Air Force striking the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group after a...

February 23, 2020 7:50 pm

Disturbing Images Emerge of Astounding Antisemitism at Belgian Carnival

Disturbing images emerged on Sunday of the annual carnival at Aalst, Belgium, showing an astounding number of antisemitic themes, costumes, displays and statements. Israeli journalist Raphael...

February 23, 2020 7:10 pm

Jewish Organizations Hail Bulgarian Government for Stymieing Annual Neo-Nazi March

Jewish organizations on Sunday hailed the Bulgarian government’s decision to ban an annual neo-Nazi torch-lit march in the country’s capital of Sofia. The “Lukov March” has...

February 23, 2020 11:25 am

Leading Canadian Jewish Group Files Lawsuit Against Government for Failing to List Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as Terrorist Group

A leading Jewish group has filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government for failing to enforce a House of Commons motion to list Iran’s Islamic...

February 20, 2020 4:06 pm

UK Labour Shadow Chancellor Sparks Outrage by Comparing Assange Case to Dreyfus Affair

The UK Labour party’s shadow chancellor of the exchequer set off a storm of controversy on Thursday when he referred to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's...

February 20, 2020 1:24 pm

Australian Jewish Civil Rights Group Condemns Flying of Nazi Flag on New South Wales Light Tower

An Australian Jewish civil rights group on Thursday condemned the flying of a Nazi flag on a light tower in a city in New South...

February 20, 2020 11:58 am

PA Prime Minister Calls on EU to Recognize Palestinian State to Prevent West Bank Annexation by Israel

The prime minister of the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump’s peace plan had already failed, and he urged European countries...


New Book Takes on Ilhan Omar, but Ends Up a Missed Opportunity

Review of "American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party" by Benjamin Weingarten, Bombardier Books, 2020. Representative...

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...


Illinois House Candidate’s 2018 Ad Resurfaces, Criticizing AIPAC and Supp... - A previously unseen 2018 campaign advertisement for an Illinois Democrat currently running for the US House of Representatives...


Israeli Arabs Reject Becoming Citizens of Palestinian State, as Suggested i... - Israeli Arab citizens flatly reject the idea floated in the recently released US “Peace to Prosperity” plan that...

Middle East

US Says Iran May Have Suppressed ‘Vital Details’ on Coronavirus...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said the US was "deeply concerned" Iran may have covered up details about the spread...

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