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Ruthie Blum is the managing editor of The Algemeiner and author of "To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and the 'Arab Spring.'"

ARTICLES BY: Ruthie Blum

January 17, 2017 3:51 pm

Billion-Shekel Compound for Israeli PM, With Underground Command Center ‘Bunker’ for National Emergencies, Approved by Jerusalem Building, Planning Committee

The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee has approved a plan to erect a massive compound to house the office and private residence of the...

January 17, 2017 2:36 pm

Mideast Expert: Israel’s Confidence That Russia Will ‘Represent’ Its Interests at Upcoming Syria Peace Summit in Kazakhstan ‘Warranted but Exaggerated’

The head of a prominent Israeli think tank said on Tuesday that optimism among politicians and IDF brass in relation to next week’s peace negotiations in...

January 17, 2017 8:39 am

Why Israelis Went Ape Over the Story of a Missing Monkey

On Monday, every Israeli news outlet devoted space to the frantic search for Connor, a 17-year-old male capuchin monkey who escaped from the Zoological Center...

January 16, 2017 2:29 pm

Daughter of Robert Kennedy, Slain by Palestinian Gunman for Pro-Israel Stance, Calls ‘Fabulous’ Jewish State ‘Example of People Determined to Make Something Work’

The daughter of the late US Senator Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy -- assassinated in June 1968 during his run for president by a Palestinian -- waxed...

January 16, 2017 11:57 am

Search Underway in Tel Aviv for ‘Nice, Friendly’ Monkey Who Fled Safari Over ‘Friction’ With Fellow Simian

Searches continued throughout Monday in the greater Tel Aviv area for a small monkey who escaped from the safari in Ramat Gan, the Hebrew news site...

January 16, 2017 9:35 am

French Jews Decry ‘Anti-Israel’ Paris Peace Summit

French Jews decried Sunday’s Mideast peace summit in Paris, attended by diplomats from more than 70 countries, on the grounds that it encouraged Palestinian intransigence...

January 15, 2017 3:25 pm

Watchdog: French Government’s Funding of Groups With Alleged Links to Palestinian Terrorists Highlights Hypocrisy of Mideast Peace Summit It Hosted

The head of a Jerusalem-based organization that documents the activity and funding of non-governmental human rights groups explained to The Algemeiner on Sunday – at the...

January 15, 2017 2:32 pm

Senior State Department Correspondent Says Paris Peace Conference ‘Marks End to Obama’s Failed Mideast Diplomacy’

Ahead of the Mideast peace summit held in Paris on Sunday, Associated Press correspondent Matthew Lee, known for his piercing questions at State Department briefings, indicated...

January 15, 2017 1:53 pm

Report: Chilean Jew Wearing Shirt With Israeli Flag Emblem Stabbed 40 Times by 3 Assailants Shouting ‘Murderer!’

A young Chilean Jew wearing a shirt emblazoned with the Israeli flag was stabbed multiple times by three men calling him a "murderer," the Hebrew news site nrg...

January 13, 2017 8:20 am

Hamas’ Cyber Bikini Intifada

Along with bloodlust and brawn, Hamas proved this week that it also has brains, at least where its enemies' weaknesses are concerned. But even though...

January 12, 2017 4:16 pm

Turkish Foreign Ministry Official: Ankara, Jerusalem to Enhance Trade, Tourism Cooperation, as Next Step in Reconciliation Process

The deputy foreign ministers of Israel and Turkey will be meeting within the coming month to discuss moving forward with the rapprochement agreement and recent exchange...

January 12, 2017 3:34 pm

Medical Students at University of São Paulo Using Remains of ‘Angel of Death’ Josef Mengele to Match Forensics, Historical Data

A Brazilian pathologist is now using the bones of infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, known by the Auschwitz inmates he tortured as the “Angel of...

January 12, 2017 2:24 pm

In New Video, Filmmaker Reveals Palestinian Freedom of Movement Not Hindered by Israeli Checkpoints

A New York-based documentary filmmaker known for his controversial videos-gone-viral told The Algemeiner on Wednesday that he was surprised by what his newly released clip --...

January 11, 2017 1:47 pm

Widow of Terrorist Who Committed Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack to Receive $760 Lifetime Monthly Allowance From Palestinian Authority

The widow of the terrorist who committed Sunday’s truck-ramming attack at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem, killing four Israeli soldiers and wounding another 15, will receive...


In Beit Shemesh, American-Israeli Baseball Fans Will Get Their Field of Dreams - On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take...

10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this week, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism...


What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors? - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...


‘This Man Is a Spite Machine’; Obama Blasted on Social Media fo...

Outgoing President Barack Obama’s choice on Tuesday of top aide Ben Rhodes to serve on the US Holocaust Memorial Council...


In Parting Words to Outgoing US Ambassador, Israeli President Calls Disagre... -- In his farewell to the departing American ambassador, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the Jewish state and the US have...

Middle East

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk... -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world...