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Gidon Ben-Zvi is an accomplished writer who left behind Hollywood starlight for Jerusalem stone. After serving in an IDF infantry unit for two-and-a-half years, Gidon returned to the United States, before settling in Israel where he aspires to raise a brood of children who speak English fluently - with an Israeli accent. In addition to writing for The Algemeiner, Ben-Zvi contributes to The Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, CiF Watch and blogs at Jerusalem State Of Mind.

ARTICLES BY: Gidon Ben-zvi


February 4, 2021 5:15 am
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Off the Media’s Radar: How Israel Is Helping Combat the Global COVID Pandemic

HonestReporting has successfully countered (see here, here, and here) various false media narratives about Israel’s ongoing battle against the coronavirus. Perhaps most pervasive has been...

January 31, 2021 3:45 am
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Invisible Blockade: the Media Is Silent on the Palestinian Authority’s Gaza Sanctions

Ever since Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree for parliamentary and presidential elections to be held for the first time in over...

January 14, 2021 7:21 am
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B’Tselem and the Israel ‘Apartheid’ Myth

News organizations have given prominent coverage to a report published by the organization B’Tselem, which claims that Israel is no longer a democracy but an...

December 17, 2020 7:09 am
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Reuters Blames Israel for Plight of Gaza Christians, Ignores Hamas Persecution

A December 10 Reuters piece written by Nidal al-Mughrabi rightly draws attention to the plight of Christians in the Gaza Strip. Yet the writer comes...

September 26, 2019 4:12 am
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The Unbearable Cost of a Unity Government

Ever since Israel’s snap election drew to a close last week, the country’s chattering class has ginned up its campaign to convince Israelis that what...

September 13, 2019 8:04 am
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More Human Rights Hypocrisy

What’s striking about the international community’s reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent pledge to apply sovereignty to Jewish communities in the West Bank, and...

September 6, 2019 9:56 am
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The Curious Case of Israel’s Invisible Election

With the great election redo of 2019 less than two weeks away, Israelis across the political spectrum are meeting up in living rooms, pubs, and...

August 14, 2019 6:38 am
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Meet Dvir Sorek

Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) recently revealed her true feelings about Israel. During a radio interview, AOC concurred wholeheartedly with the program’s host that...

May 30, 2019 12:34 am
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Rethinking Holocaust Restitution: A Case for Jewish Dignity

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki recently asserted that his government would never agree to pay restitution for properties stolen from Jews during the Holocaust. This...

June 19, 2017 1:04 pm
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Exposing the Media’s Lies About Israel

While today's widespread use of the term "fake news" can be traced to US President Donald Trump claims that well-established facts are not actually facts,...

May 12, 2017 12:08 pm
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Let Sarsour Spew: The Case for Allowing Hate Speech on Campus

The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health has stirred up controversy with its decision to invite anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour to serve...

March 1, 2017 7:49 am
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The Palestinians Still Teach Their Children to Hate

On February 23, the Israeli Education Ministry, Jerusalem District Police and Shin Bet security agency closed down a Hamas-operated school in east Jerusalem for teaching a...

February 1, 2017 8:42 am
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What It’s Like When Jerusalem Goes on Strike

It's been a hard week to be a father of young children in Jerusalem. Public day care centers across Israel's capital have been shut for three days and...

January 25, 2017 5:37 am
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In Israel, Shouting ‘Fire’ in a Theater Is Considered Free Speech

Imagine, if you will, a member of the US Congress being caught smuggling cell phones, SIM cards and documents to the Black Liberation Army, Aryan Nation or some...

Culture

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Genesis Prize Foundation to Honor Life and Legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

JNS.org - The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Tulsa Police Search for Two Suspects for Vandalism of Holocaust Memorial St...

Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma are searching for two suspects who destroyed statues dedicated to child victims of the Holocaust at...

Israel

Israel Halts Transfer of Vaccines to Other Nations

i24 News – Israel will halt all transfer of coronavirus vaccines to foreign states with immediate effect, health officials said on Thursday. The announcement follows a statement by Defense Minister and...

Middle East

Israel, Bahrain Leaders Discuss Iran, Possible Vaccine Plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain's Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday discussed Iran and the possible involvement of the Gulf state in establishing a vaccine...

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