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Yoni Wilkenfeld is the New York-based managing editor of The Algemeiner. He has worked as a freelance journalist and editor in New York and in Warsaw, Poland, and for the communications firm Iambic. Yoni graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in political science, and can be reached at [email protected]

ARTICLES BY: Yoni Wilkenfeld


September 3, 2021 6:22 pm
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‘First Friends’ Tells Story of Truman’s Jewish Best Pal on Eve of Israel’s Independence

With the recent “First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents,” author Gary Ginsberg reminds readers of an easily forgotten truism:...

July 16, 2021 4:45 pm
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Argentine Jewish Leader: AMIA Bombing Court Hearing Held on Day of Ceremony ‘Goes Against the Memory’ of Victims

The head of Argentina's umbrella Jewish group has lambasted the timing of a court hearing — part of the long-running legal aftermath of the 1994...

July 8, 2021 5:08 pm
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As Surfside Rescue Shifts to Recovery, Miami Mayor Stresses Efforts to ‘Honor’ Faith in Handling Remains of Jewish Victims

A day after acknowledging that there was no longer hope of discovering additional survivors amid the rubble of the Surfside, Florida tower collapse, Miami-Dade County...

June 9, 2021 5:30 pm
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Tucson, Arizona Police Investigating After Synagogue Daubed With Swastika and Antisemitic Slur

Tucson, Arizona, police are investigating after the door of a local synagogue was vandalized with a swastika and an antisemitic slur. The bright-red graffiti was found...

June 1, 2021 6:15 pm
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Young Jewish Siblings in LA Targeted by Paintball Fired From Vehicle After Shabbat Services

Two young Jewish boys returning from Shabbat services at a Los Angeles synagogue were shot with a paintball gun fired from a passing car, amid...

May 3, 2021 5:47 pm
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Jewish Community ‘Terrified, Angry’ Over Release of Accused Attacker of Multiple Bronx Synagogues

Jewish community leaders in New York and nationally were outraged on Monday after learning that the man arrested for a string of rock-throwing attacks on...

April 30, 2021 2:22 pm
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Israel Says US ‘Very Considerate’ of Its Concerns on Iran Threat After Week of High-Level Talks

Israeli officials believe the Biden administration is more considerate of their security needs regarding Iran than when the 2015 nuclear deal was first reached, according...

April 29, 2021 10:27 am
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NYPD Releases New Footage of ‘Person of Interest’ in Stone-Throwing Attacks on Bronx Synaoguges

The New York Police Department Hate Crimes Task Force released a new video Wednesday night of what police called a "person of interest" in the...

April 26, 2021 6:13 pm
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Riverdale Jewish Center Again Vandalized in Active Rock-Throwing Spree Targeting Bronx Synagogues

In the latest in a string of attacks against Jewish institutions in the Bronx borough of New York, the Riverdale Jewish Center (RJC) was yet...

March 10, 2021 6:03 pm
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Leading US Jewish Group Applauds Sanctions Against IRGC Interrogators, Announced on Anniversary of Levinson Kidnapping

The heads of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations praised the Biden Administration's announcement Tuesday of sanctions against two interrogators from the...

March 9, 2021 5:39 pm
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YouGov Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Name Israel ‘Ally’ or ‘Friendly’ Nation, With North Korea and Iran Most-Cited Foes

A solid majority of Americans surveyed consider Israel an allied or friendly nation, according to a new poll conducted by The Economist and the firm...

March 5, 2021 5:39 pm
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‘Where Are the Jews?’: As Pope Visits Birthplace of Abraham, Chronicler of Mosul Calls for ‘Recognition’ of Jewish Heritage

On Friday, Pope Francis began an historic three-day visit to Iraq, his first foreign trip since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and a show...

February 19, 2021 4:15 pm
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Pfizer CEO Recounts Family’s Miraculous Story of Survival in Wartime Greece

Dr. Albert Bourla, who as Pfizer CEO helped deliver the first COVID-19 vaccine approved in the United States, gave an emotional account Thursday of how...

February 15, 2021 7:47 pm
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Outcry After Author and COVID-19 Skeptic Ties Cuomo Actions on Nursing Homes to Orthodox Jews

Members of the New York Jewish community pushed back against comments made on Twitter by Alex Berenson, an author and former New York Times reporter who...

Culture

Mel Brooks Explains Why His Humor Is More ‘New York’ Than ‘Jewish’

Comedic icon and Brooklyn native Mel Brooks said it's wrong to...

‘Red Notice’ Film Starring Gal Gadot Now Most Popular in Netflix History

Israeli actress Gal Gadot's latest film has made history by becoming the most...

Netta Barzilai’s Hanukkah Performance Lights Up NBA Game in Los Angeles

JNS.org - Israeli singer Netta Barzilai gave a Hanukkah performance on Sunday at...

World

Pakistan Lifts Ban on Islamic Extremist Group, Threatening Western Countrie...

Pakistan dropped its ban on a violent Islamist group that led attempts to intimidate non-Muslims against sharing images and caricatures...

Israel

Israeli Ministers Pledge Action After 21 Stone-Throwing Attacks on Buses in...

Israeli ministers have decried an ongoing series of stone-throwing attacks on buses in the country's southern Negev desert, saying this...

Middle East

Iran Makes Nuclear Advance at Fordow During Talks to Revive Deal

Iran has started producing enriched uranium with more efficient advanced centrifuges at its Fordow plant dug into a mountain, the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday, further eroding the 2015...

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