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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


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...

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...

Culture

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Ranked Most Popular Celebrity on Social Media

JNS.org - Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot was ranked first on...

NBA’s Indiana Pacers Draft Israeli-Born Player T.J. Leaf in First Round

JNS.org - The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Indiana Pacers on Thursday became the second...

Features

Unpacking the Message of Iran’s Missile Strike Against Islamic State

JNS.org - While Iran routinely threatens Israel, experts say that the Islamic Republic was...

Israel’s Recent Response to Syrian Mortars Deemed ‘Old Policy’

JNS.org - Mortar shells fired from Syria into the Israeli Golan Heights on Saturday...

Will Palestinian Energy Feud Spark Surge in Violence Against Israel?

JNS.org - The long-running feud between Hamas and Fatah has led to a deepening...

World

US Jewish Leaders Express Outrage After Israel’s Western Wall Prayer Plaz...

JNS.org - American Jewish leaders reacted with outrage following the Israeli government’s rescinding of a decision to create an egalitarian prayer...

Israel

Israel’s Ivy League Graduates Hold 10th Annual Yacht Race

JNS.org - About 100 graduates from the world’s top universities participated in Israel’s 10th annual Ivy League Yacht Race last week in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Herzliya. Hosted by...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Approves Deal to Hand Over Strategic Red Sea Islands to Saud...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified a treaty that hands over two strategic islands in the Red Sea to...

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