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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


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...

February 6, 2015 3:31 pm
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Economics Will Decide the Israeli Elections in Netanyahu’s Favor

Forget Hezbollah, Hamas, Abbas, and Iran: the primary driver in Israel's upcoming elections is the high cost of living. Recent polls have consistently shown that domestic...

November 12, 2014 1:40 am
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Riots in Jerusalem: It’s Never Been About Borders

The recent unrest in Jerusalem is once again fanning the fires of indignation regarding the very presence of Israelis in certain parts of the country's...

October 3, 2014 12:14 am
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What in the World is Wrong With North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un? (SATIRE)

In recent days, the chattering class has taken up a new hobby: trying to figure out what is ailing avid bird watcher and Supreme Leader...

Culture

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Why ‘Fauda’ Is One of the Best TV Shows You’ll Ever See

A show about terrorism should be explosive. Too often, stereotypical characters, cardboard dialogue and absurd plot twists turn what should be...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Palestinian-American Columbia Professor Rashid Khalidi: Pro-Israel Figures ...

Pro-Israel figures will “infest” President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, a Palestinian-American Columbia University professor and notorious critic of the Jewish state...

Israel

Ministers to Discuss Israeli Sovereignty Over Ma’ale Adumim

JNS.org -- Plans are underway to officially present a bill that would apply Israeli sovereignty to the large east Jerusalem settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, leaders of the Knesset's Land of Israel lobby...

Middle East

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk...

JNS.org -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world...

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