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Benjamin Kerstein is the Israel correspondent for The Algemeiner.

ARTICLES BY: Benjamin Kerstein

November 14, 2018 3:31 pm

Management Apologizes for Korean Pop Stars Wearing Nazi Paraphernalia

Korean pop group BTS's management organization has issued a formal apology for a scandal surrounding group members who wore Nazi paraphernalia. The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC)...

November 14, 2018 11:07 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu Scrambles to Stabilize Governing Coalition After Lieberman Resignation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to shore up his governing coalition following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the Hebrew daily Yediot...

November 10, 2018 12:45 pm

Hezbollah Leader: If Assad Loses, We Will See Netanyahu in Damascus

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned in a speech on Saturday that if Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is defeated, "we will see Netanyahu and the like...

November 4, 2018 8:57 pm

Jewish Nurse Who Treated Pittsburgh Shooter Is Son of Rabbi, Experienced Antisemitic Bullying as a Child

The nurse who treated Pittsburgh murderer Robert Bowers after he killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue last Saturday is both Jewish and...

November 4, 2018 8:15 pm

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Wears Star of David Cleats to Honor Tree of Life Victims

Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, will be wearing special cleats emblazoned with the Star of David during Sunday's game against the...

November 4, 2018 1:54 pm

Notorious Antisemite Louis Farrakhan Leads ‘Death to America’ Chant on Solidarity Trip to Iran

Nation of Islam leader and prominent antisemite Louis Farrakhan led chants of "Death to America" and claimed that "America has never been a democracy" on...

November 3, 2018 12:38 pm

Abbas and al-Sisi Meet as Reports Emerge of Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Agreement

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday as reports began to emerge of a possible ceasefire agreement between...

October 31, 2018 9:59 am

Yes, Trump Does Bear Some Responsibility for Pittsburgh

I was as shocked and horrified as anyone at the news that 11 of my fellow Jews had died in Pittsburgh at the hands of...

October 30, 2018 4:16 pm

European Jewish Security Body on Pittsburgh Massacre: ‘American Jewry Is Only Now at Beginning of Long Journey’

The European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Centre's CEO said on Tuesday that American Jews were "only now at the beginning of a long journey"...

October 29, 2018 4:34 pm

Netanyahu Spokesman Eviscerates Iranian Foreign Minister Over Pittsburgh Tweet

Ofir Gendelman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Arab media spokesman, rebuked Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday in a sharp Twitter exchange on the...

October 29, 2018 4:08 pm

Police Officers Wounded Taking Down Synagogue Gunman Identified, Three Released from Hospital

The six police officers wounded while subduing the gunman who murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday were identified on...

October 27, 2018 1:42 pm

Eleven Dead in Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

Eleven people were killed in a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. According to the local CBS affiliate KDKA, a man described...

October 21, 2018 7:02 pm

Netanyahu Hails Former PM Rabin as ‘Patriot of the First Rank’ at Knesset Session Marking 1995 Assassination

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed his predecessor Yitzhak Rabin as a "Zionist patriot of the first rank" in a special Knesset session on Sunday marking...

October 21, 2018 6:27 pm

Poll: Half of Israeli Voters Believe Netanyahu Isn’t Doing Enough to Strengthen Connection With American Jews

Almost half of Israeli voters believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not doing enough to strengthen the connection between Israeli and American Jews, a new...


Devastated California Jewish Communities Fight Fire with Light - Their voices filled with emotion, Chabad rabbis from across California made clear their determination to help people in...

Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...


Business as Usual as UN Committee Passes Nine Resolutions Slamming Israel i...

A special committee of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday voted in favor of nine resolutions attacking the State...


Elite IDF Officer Wounded in Blown Undercover Gaza Op Sent Home From Hospit...

An Israeli military officer who was seriously wounded in last Sunday’s blown special forces mission inside the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip...

Middle East

Turkey Says Will Not Link Fate of US-Based Cleric to Khashoggi

Turkey has ruled out any deal with the United States to scale down its investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi if the US expels a Muslim cleric...