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Benjamin Kerstein is the Israel correspondent for The Algemeiner.

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April 21, 2018 2:24 pm

Likud 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...

April 1, 2018 12:45 pm

IDF, Hamas Brace for Next Round of Gaza Border Violence

The Israel Defense Forces and Hamas are bracing for a new round of violence at the Gaza border, as thousands of Palestinians remain ready to...

March 29, 2018 8:50 pm

Egypt Expert: Sisi’s Reelection Should Not Be Treated as an Election in the First Place

"It’s a mistake to treat them as elections in the first place," an Egypt expert told The Algemeiner regarding this week's reelection of Egyptian President Abdel...

March 28, 2018 4:53 pm

Israeli UN Ambassador to Security Council: Time Is Running Out on Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon warned members of the Security Council on Tuesday that time was running out on the nuclear deal...


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...


Trump, France’s Macron to Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal at White House Si...

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, although...


Likud 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 the country's Genesis Prize was...

Middle East

Arab MKs Participate in Palestinian March Mourning Israel’s Founding - Some 10,000 people, including Israeli Arab lawmakers, participated Thursday in a march mourning Israel’s founding. The “March of the Uprooted” is organized by the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee and held...