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Benjamin Kerstein is the Israel correspondent for The Algemeiner.

ARTICLES BY: Benjamin Kerstein

November 29, 2021 11:35 am

White Noise and the Haters of Israel

The late atheist writer Christopher Hitchens used to refer to the theological arguments of his critics as “white noise.” As a non-believer, claims about the...

November 29, 2021 11:01 am

Antisemitic ‘Covid Agenda’ Flyers Discovered Outside Homes in Beverly Hills

Antisemitic flyers promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic were found outside homes across several blocks in Beverly Hills on Sunday, the first day...

November 28, 2021 4:02 pm

Herzog Lights First Hanukkah Candle in Hebron as Protesters Clash With Police

Israeli President Isaac Herzog lit a menorah to mark the first night of Hanukkah at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Sunday, despite...

November 28, 2021 3:59 pm

Israel Approves Evacuation of Thousands of Ethiopian Jews Amid Escalating Civil War

The Israeli government on Sunday approved a plan for the entry of thousands of Ethiopian Jews who have been waiting in refugee camps amid an...

November 25, 2021 1:53 pm

Defense Minister Gantz: Any New Iran Deal Must Resolve ‘Holes’ in 2015 Agreement

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran that “all the holes in the agreement should be resolved” at the...

November 24, 2021 3:46 pm

UK Newspaper Apologizes for Letter Saying ‘Privileged’ Jews Cannot Be Victims of Racism

A British newspaper apologized on Wednesday for publishing a letter that asserted antisemitism is not racism because Jews are “privileged.” Published by Metro, the reader letter...

November 23, 2021 2:58 pm

Late UK Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Honored With Genesis Award, Remembered as ‘Global Ambassador for the Jewish People’

The Genesis Prize Foundation on Monday posthumously awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to the late chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, Lord Jonathan Sacks. Sacks served...

November 22, 2021 4:29 pm

Israeli Committee on Mount Meron Disaster Urges Immediate Reforms to Avoid Future Tragedy

A committee investigating the disaster at Israel’s Mount Meron earlier this year submitted an interim report to the government on Monday, which described a “pressing...

November 22, 2021 2:45 pm

Hamas Terrorist Expressed ‘Great Happiness’ Over Old City Attack in His Will: Report

The Palestinian terrorist who shot dead one Israeli and wounded four others in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday reportedly expressed “great happiness” over the impending...

November 21, 2021 7:07 pm

Survivor of Old City Terror Attack Speaks: ‘I Received My Life as a Gift’

One of the four people wounded in a terrorist shooting in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday described the incident to Israeli media. Rabbi Zeev Katzenelnbogen was...

November 21, 2021 6:34 pm

Security Services Suspect Terror Motive in Stabbing of Israeli Man in Jaffa

An Israeli man was stabbed in Jaffa on Sunday in what security services suspect may be the second terror attack of the day. The victim, identified...

November 18, 2021 4:03 pm

In Fifth Antisemitic Incident in a Month, Jewish Woman Slapped on Street in Brooklyn

In the fifth such incident in the past month, a Jewish woman was attacked in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday by an unknown assailant. The NYPD said...

November 17, 2021 3:35 pm

New Senate Bill Calls for Annual Review of Palestinian Curriculum for ‘Racist Violence Against Jewish People’

A bill that would mandate an annual review of hate speech, incitement, and antisemitism in educational materials used by the Palestinian Authority and the United...

November 16, 2021 2:52 pm

Turkey’s Interior Minister Claims Detained Israeli Couple Engaged in ‘Political and Military Espionage’

Turkey’s interior minister claimed on Tuesday that an Israeli couple detained by Turkish authorities was engaged in “political and military espionage,” a charge Israel vehemently...


Chinese Dreidels With Mandarin Lettering Designed for Kaifeng Jewish Community

Hundreds of dreidels with lettering in Mandarin Chinese were designed and produced for...

Eilat Miss Universe Contest to Go Forward Despite Omicron, Minister Says

Israel will host the Miss Universe beauty pageant in the Red Sea resort...


University of Toronto Student Union Slammed for Barring Pro-Israel Kosher F...

Canadian Jewish groups demanded "concrete action" from the University of Toronto administration after a student union resolution called for sourcing...


Israeli Officials Light Hanukkah Menorahs at Western Wall as Victim of Pale...

i24 News – In a ceremony at the Western Wall, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Defense Minister Benny Gantz...

Middle East

Lebanese Protesters Block Roads Over Economic Meltdown

Demonstrators, some of them burning tires, blocked roads across parts of Lebanon on Monday in protest at the country's economic meltdown, days after the Lebanese pound sank to new lows. Lebanon's...


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