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Benjamin Kerstein is the Israel correspondent for The Algemeiner.

ARTICLES BY: Benjamin Kerstein

April 12, 2022 11:15 am

IDF Boosts Forces in Seam Line Area, Will Repair Holes in Security Fence

In the wake of a wave of terror attacks, the IDF has launched an operation to repair holes in the security fence in the “seam...

April 11, 2022 12:59 pm

Head of Joint List Party Calls on Jews to Stop Serving in Israeli Security Forces

Israeli Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh, head of the predominantly Arab Joint List party, called on Monday for Israeli Jews to stop serving in security...

April 7, 2022 10:58 am

Insurance Giant GEICO Cancels Event With Linda Sarsour After Outcry

The insurance giant GEICO has cancelled an event set to feature activist Linda Sarsour, apologizing and saying it “does not condone hatred.” Soon after a social...

April 6, 2022 1:36 pm

Israeli Arab Activists, Officials Pushing for Joint List to Save Government: Report

As Israel lurches into another political crisis with the defection of MK Idit Silman on Wednesday, robbing the ruling coalition of its Knesset majority, observers...

April 5, 2022 9:39 am

Zelensky Says Ukraine Will Become a ‘Big Israel’ to Defend Itself

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made the most explicit identification of his embattled country with the State of Israel on Tuesday, saying that Ukraine will have...

April 4, 2022 1:54 pm

Hamas Prevented Islamic Jihad From Firing Rockets at Israel to Avoid Escalation: Report

Hamas, the Islamist terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, recently prevented the enclave's second-largest armed faction from firing rockets at Israel in a bid...

April 4, 2022 12:40 pm

IDF Foiled 10 Terror Attacks in Last Two Weeks, Chief of Staff Says

Israeli security forces foiled at least 10 attempted terrorist attacks in the last two weeks, the military's chief of staff said Monday. Speaking at a ceremony...

April 3, 2022 2:29 pm

‘March of the Living’ Resumes After 2-Year Hiatus: ‘Almost the Last Opportunity to March With Holocaust Survivors’

The International March of the Living will resume its annual pilgrimage to the remains of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in Poland this month following a...

March 31, 2022 12:11 pm

‘A Lion’: Israeli Police Officer Who Died While Taking Down Bnei Brak Terrorist Laid to Rest

An Israeli police officer killed in a gun battle that took down a terrorist who murdered five people in a shooting rampage in the Israeli...

March 30, 2022 1:01 pm

The Startup Nation Myth and Israel’s Struggle for Social Justice

The term “Startup Nation” has ceased to be a buzzword to describe the success of Israel’s high-tech economy. It has become an entire worldview, the...

March 29, 2022 12:33 pm

IDF Quietly Pursuing Military Collaboration With Arab States: Report

The Israel Defense Forces have quietly begun to cooperate with the militaries of moderate Arab states to a significant extent in recent months, Israel’s Channel...

March 28, 2022 12:57 pm

‘Not Even 20 Years Old’: Thousands Mourn Israeli Officers Killed by ISIS Gunmen

Two Israeli Border Police officers murdered by terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State were laid to rest on Monday, with thousands attending their funerals. Yezen Falah...

March 27, 2022 5:26 pm

Hamas Not Seeking Escalation With Israel During Ramadan: Report

Hamas does not want an escalation with Israel during the upcoming month of Ramadan, though it is likely to pursue terrorist attacks in the West...

March 27, 2022 5:24 pm

Israeli Government Approves Plan for Five New Negev Communities

Following an at times stormy debate, the Israeli government approved on Sunday the establishment of five new communities in its southern Negev region. At the beginning...


Michigan Democrats Demand GOP Apology for Holocaust Social Media Post

Michigan Democrats on Thursday demanded that the Michigan GOP apologize for a post linking the Holocaust to a contemporary gun rights debate. “Before they collected all these wedding rings…they collected all...


Thousands of Israelis Block Streets in Protest of Judicial Overhaul

Israelis took to the streets en masse on Thursday in protest against the government's overhaul of the court system, blocking roadways across the country and intensifying a months-long campaign decrying the move. Thousands of people waving flags and blaring horns...

Middle East

Jerusalem Sending ‘Conciliatory Messages’ to Amman - Israel is increasing its diplomatic outreach to Jordan amid anger in Amman over a speech by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich dismissing Palestinian peoplehood and displaying a map of the...

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