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Benjamin Kerstein is a Tel Aviv-based writer and editor.

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October 4, 2017 3:04 pm

Defying ISIS Threats, Hundreds Attend Heavily-Secured Museum of Jewish Heritage Screening of Film on Kurdish Fighters

Five hundred people defied ISIS threats on Monday to attend a heavily-secured screening of a film about Kurdish fighters at the Museum of Jewish Heritage...

October 4, 2017 1:50 pm

Mideast Analysts: Real Problem With Iran Nuclear Deal Is Lack of True Inspections

The key flaw of the nuclear agreement six world powers and Iran reached two years ago was its failure to include a meaningful inspections mechanism, a matter...

October 3, 2017 2:51 pm

Major Jewish Group Slams Iranian Bid to Head UNESCO Executive Board

A major Jewish organization has slammed Iran’s bid to chair the Executive Board of UNESCO, the UN’s cultural organization. Shimon Samuels -- the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s...

October 3, 2017 2:13 pm

Outrage Follows British Government Decision Not to Outlaw Public Shows of Solidarity With Hezbollah

Jonathan Arkush, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, expressed outrage on Tuesday over the UK government’s failure to ban Hezbollah’s “political wing”...

October 2, 2017 2:48 pm

Trial of Two Men Accused of Complicity in 2012 Toulouse Jewish School Massacre Gets Underway

Two men accused of complicity in the massacre of four people -- including three children -- at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France five years...

October 2, 2017 2:28 pm

Official Report: Death of Argentine Prosecutor in 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish Center Bombing Case Was Result of Murder, Not Suicide

A long-awaited official report has concluded that late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered, contradicting previous government claims that he committed suicide. Nisman was engaged in...

October 1, 2017 8:23 pm

Catalonia Independence Activist: Jewish Community Split Over Secession Vote

The Jewish community in Catalonia is “heavily split” on the question of possible independence for the region of northeast Spain, a local activist asserted, as...

October 1, 2017 7:33 pm

Australian Columnist: We Should Apologize to the Jews

Rowan Dean, a columnist at Australia’s Courier-Mail newspaper, on Sunday called on his fellow Australians and non-Jews everywhere to apologize to Jews for lacking in compassion...

August 11, 2017 5:01 pm

Roger Waters: Orders Not to Discuss Israel in US Media ‘Came From Above’

Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters intimated this week that a pro-Israel conspiracy controls what can be said about the Jewish state in the US...

August 11, 2017 1:53 pm

New Progressive Zionist Movement Plans to March in This Weekend’s Chicago’s SlutWalk

In an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Friday, activist Amanda Berman discussed her new progressive Zionist organization Zioness and its plans to march in...

August 11, 2017 12:33 pm

French Jews Demand Extradition of Suspects in Deadly 1982 Paris Deli Terror Attack

Thirty-five years after a deadly terrorist attack at a Jewish deli in Paris, French Jews are calling for the three suspects still at large to...

August 10, 2017 11:53 am

Saudi Columnist Slams Arab States’ Hypocrisy on Israel Ties

A prominent Saudi columnist recently mocked Arab countries for their refusal to publicize their ties with Israel. In an August 2, 2017 column in the Al-Madina newspaper,...

August 10, 2017 11:13 am

Israel and US Reportedly Stepping Up Cooperation on Missile Defense

Israel and the United States are stepping up their close cooperation on developing missile defense systems, Defense News reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the...

August 9, 2017 2:52 pm

Poll Shows Strong Support for Israel Among New Zealanders, Despite Their Government’s Policies

A new poll of close to 1000 New Zealanders has found surprisingly strong support for Israel. According to local news outlet J-Wire, the Israel Institute of New Zealand...


Experts Say Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Quest Will Persist, Despite US Moves - Iran is unlikely to halt its drive toward nuclear weapons and ballistic...

New French Jewish Leader Brings Hope of Change to UNESCO - The election of the first Jewish director-general of UNESCO -- French politician Audrey Azoulay -- is raising hopes that she might return the organization...

Israeli Program Helps Aspiring High-Tech Entrepreneurs - As a teenager, Asher Dale created a phone application called “Three Good Things -- A Happiness Journal.” The app sends...


Report: Germany Secretly Approves Controversial Submarine Deal With Israel

Germany has secretly approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Israel for the construction of three dolphin type submarines that will be added to Israel’s fleet of six submarines despite an...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Pledge ‘Relentless Fight’ Aga...

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards on Thursday threatened a “relentless fight” against Israel, a day after the US urged the international...