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Gidon Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem Correspondent for the Algemeiner newspaper, 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


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...

January 11, 2017 5:41 am
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What America Can Learn From Israel About Confronting Racism

The gruesome Facebook video of an 18-year-old, mentally disabled white male being savagely beaten by four African Americans has thrust the issue of race right...

December 27, 2016 5:14 am
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The UN Votes to Expel 400,000 Jews. Now What?

The UN Security Council vote, made possible by the Obama Administration's historic decision to abstain, has effectively nullified the Oslo Accords, which were premised on direct negotiations between...

December 19, 2016 6:54 am
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Israel’s ‘Settlements’ Are Not Blocking the Path to Peace

The crisis over the Israeli Supreme Court's December 25 deadline to evacuate the Jewish Amona outpost has provoked soul searching within Israel about how the government should treat native...

December 9, 2016 3:11 am
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To Preserve the Settlements, Build a National Consensus

If you missed the news about Israel's recent reported bombing of a Hezbollah arms convoy and a Syrian Army site in Damascus, you're not alone....

November 29, 2016 9:11 am
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Thanks for the Memories: Why Israel Has No Use for American Jewish Organizations

Many American Jewish organizations are currently minimizing antisemitism, and arguing that people who hate Israel are not antisemites. In this environment, does it make sense for...

February 22, 2016 7:19 am
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How Would Living in the United States Change My Daughters?

Yogi Berra once said that when you come to a fork in the road, take it. On a recent family vacation to the United States, I did...

February 15, 2016 3:13 am
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Indict, Expel, Repeat: Time for Anti-Israeli MKs to Leave the Knesset

The Knesset Ethics Committee has decided to ban three Arab MKs from parliamentary activity following a meeting they held with families of terrorists killed while...

February 4, 2016 6:38 am
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Separate But Equal? Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall Is Still Religious Discrimination

A plan to create a special prayer space at the southern expanse of the Western Wall where the Conservative and Reform movements can hold gender-mixed services was...

February 1, 2016 5:15 am
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How Would Israeli Human Rights Groups Have Reacted During World War II?

Since the outbreak of the recent terror attacks against Israeli citizens, human rights groups such as B'Tselem have been rushing to defend Palestinians who are allegedly being...

January 25, 2016 6:43 am
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Israel Must Form Alliances With Its Sunni Neighbors

The geopolitical landscape surrounding Israel is shifting in such a way that if navigated correctly could lead to full diplomatic relations between Jerusalem and Sunni...

March 20, 2015 10:43 am
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Israeli Elections: When Words Matter… and When They Don’t

The consensus, both within Israel and abroad, is that Benjamin Netanyahu snatched an electoral victory from the jaws of imminent defeat by both resorting to...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

US Justice Department Charges Teen Over JCC Bomb Threats

JNS.org - The US Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, stoking...

Israel

Palestinian Teen Arrested After Stabbing, Wounding 4 in Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli police say an 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested. It remains unclear whether Sunday's attack was politically motivated.

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...

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