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Benjamin Kerstein is the Israel correspondent for The Algemeiner.

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February 16, 2019 1:27 pm

Yesh Atid MKs: Unity Talks with Gantz Coming Down to ‘Core Issues’

In a process that could prove pivotal for the upcoming Israeli elections, unity talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Israel Resilience leader Benny...

February 14, 2019 3:09 pm

Israel, US Complete Major Joint Military Exercise

The US and Israeli militaries completed a major joint exercise on Thursday. According to Yediot Ahronot, the exercise, code-named Juniper Falcon 2019, took place over more...

February 14, 2019 12:04 pm

Netanyahu Expected to Name New Israeli Foreign Minister on Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to announce the appointment of a new foreign minister on Sunday, according to media reports. Netanyahu has served as...

February 13, 2019 4:12 pm

Report: Israeli Strike in Syrian Golan Destroyed Iranian Observation Network

The Israeli shelling of targets in the Quneitra area on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights earlier this week was a response to Iran’s...

February 13, 2019 3:56 pm

Justice Minister Shaked Says Israel Open to Reconstruction-for-Demilitarization Deal in Gaza

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said on Tuesday that Israel was willing to help reconstruct the Gaza Strip in exchange for full demilitarization of the Hamas-ruled...

February 11, 2019 3:04 pm

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Antisemitism Allegations After AIPAC Tweet

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is facing widespread criticism after insinuating on Sunday that AIPAC bought political support for Israel with donations to legislators. Omar was responding...

February 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Report: European, Arab Foreign Ministers to Meet in Dublin With Palestinian Officials to Discuss Trump Peace Plan

Foreign ministers from a number of Arab and European countries will meet with Palestinian officials in Dublin next week to discuss how to respond to...

February 10, 2019 8:57 pm

Former British PM Tony Blair Slams Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn for Failure to Deal With Antisemitism in Party

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair blasted current Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday for failing to combat antisemitism within the party. In a televised interview,...

February 10, 2019 7:39 pm

Palestinian Religious Affairs Minister Complains Over Israeli Forces Entering Mosque in Search of Ori Ansbacher’s Killer

The Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Religious Affairs Youssef Ideiss condemned Israeli forces on Sunday for entering a mosque over the weekend while in pursuit of...

February 10, 2019 7:07 pm

Israeli Authorities Confirm Brutal Murder of Teenage Girl Was Terror Attack

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency confirmed on Sunday that the rape and murder of an Israeli teenager late last week is being officially treated...

February 9, 2019 1:15 pm

Palestinian Suspect Arrested in Brutal Murder of Israeli Teenager Ori Ansbacher

A suspect has been arrested in connection with Thursday’s brutal murder of Israeli teenager Ori Ansbacher. According to Israel's Channel 2, the suspect is a young Palestinian...

February 7, 2019 4:02 pm

Trump Middle East Envoy Greenblatt Slams Palestinians Over Peace Rejectionism

US President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative Jason Greenblatt slammed the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday for "doing nothing” to advance peace. In a series of tweets,...

February 7, 2019 3:36 pm

Guardian Newspaper Illustrates Article on Rising Antisemitism in UK With Picture of Gaza Border Rioters

The British newspaper The Guardian initially illustrated a Thursday article on rising antisemitism in the UK with a picture of Palestinian rioters on the Israel-Gaza Strip border. The...

February 7, 2019 2:08 pm

Jewish Labor MP Luciana Berger Faces No-Confidence Motion Over Stance Against Antisemitism, Corbyn

UK Labour MP Luciana Berger, who has been outspoken on the issue of antisemitism within her own party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is...


Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program? - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...


After Auschwitz Visit, Pence Accuses Iran of Nazi-Like Antisemitism

US Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like antisemitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine American sanctions on...


Yesh Atid MKs: Unity Talks with Gantz Coming Down to ‘Core IssuesR...

In a process that could prove pivotal for the upcoming Israeli elections, unity talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid...

Middle East

Iran Rejects Antisemitism Allegation by Pence

Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of antisemitism leveled against it by US Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a...