Articles by: JewishNews-Ester

Most Israelis want Gantz to cobble together a coalition – poll

Most Israelis want Gantz to cobble together a coalition – poll

Survey finds voters are wary of a third election in under a year, differ wildly on makeup of their preferred government   A majority of… Read More ›

Netanyahu Requests U.S. Transfer Funds to PA, Trump Refuses

Netanyahu Requests U.S. Transfer Funds to PA, Trump Refuses

Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, among other Israeli officials, reportedly asked the US to allow the transfer.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested… Read More ›

Islamic State was already in its death throes

Islamic State was already in its death throes

Opinion: Trump deserves credit for the killing of the IS leader, but will it really change anything given that the group no longer exists as… Read More ›

The ball is now in Nasrallah’s court

The ball is now in Nasrallah’s court

Opinion: There are now two scenarios for Lebanon – one of unity and progress, the other of degeneration and street fighting; and in the Dahia… Read More ›

‘Everything is on the table’: Breaking down Elizabeth Warren’s Israel policy

‘Everything is on the table’: Breaking down Elizabeth Warren’s Israel policy

The Democratic presidential hopeful has been clear about her desire to leverage aid to pressure Israel, but short on the specifics of how such a… Read More ›

We cannot count on anyone but ourselves

We cannot count on anyone but ourselves

Opinion: Today Israel is a superpower in security and a powerhouse in economics and has excellent foreign relations with the world’s superpowers, but we must… Read More ›

Likud, Blue And White Negotiators Meet For Coalition Talks

Likud, Blue And White Negotiators Meet For Coalition Talks

  JERUSALEM (JNS) — Negotiators from the Likud and Blue and White parties met on Sunday for the first time since Blue and White leader… Read More ›

Trump says ISIS leader al-Baghdadi died ‘whimpering and crying and screaming’ after trying to escape through a dead-end tunnel and igniting a suicide vest which killed three children

Trump says ISIS leader al-Baghdadi died ‘whimpering and crying and screaming’ after trying to escape through a dead-end tunnel and igniting a suicide vest which killed three children

  President Trump gave a graphic description of the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi following a US raid in Syria. Trump said Baghdadi… Read More ›

UN expert: Iran continues to execute children, has 90 on death row

UN expert: Iran continues to execute children, has 90 on death row

Javaid Rehman says 7 minors were put to death last year and 2 so far this year; killings come despite human rights law prohibiting death… Read More ›

Tibi: Arab sector backs outside support for government, contacts underway with Blue and White

Tibi: Arab sector backs outside support for government, contacts underway with Blue and White

Joint List MK expresses disappointment at prospect of unity government, says Netanyahu has created ‘more social divisions than ever’ and is to blame for stalled… Read More ›

Liberman says Likud MKs already ‘eulogizing’ Netanyahu behind the scenes

Liberman says Likud MKs already ‘eulogizing’ Netanyahu behind the scenes

Yisrael Beytenu leader calls senior ruling party members ‘chickens’ for not challenging PM publicly, claims premier wants 3rd elections as Gantz set to receive coalition… Read More ›

38 People Cited For Violations In Clinton Email Probe

38 People Cited For Violations In Clinton Email Probe

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found… Read More ›

In latest sign of thaw, Israel sending official to anti-Iran summit in Bahrain

In latest sign of thaw, Israel sending official to anti-Iran summit in Bahrain

Foreign Ministry’s regional security and counter-terrorism head to make rare formal trip to Arab state for Monday meet on maritime and civil aviation security  … Read More ›

Turkey Using Israeli-Upgraded Tanks in Anti-Kurd Offensive in Syria

Turkey Using Israeli-Upgraded Tanks in Anti-Kurd Offensive in Syria

Between 2003-2010 around 170 M60-A1 tanks were upgraded by IMI at a cost of $687 million.   Turkey is using M60-A1 tanks upgraded by Israel during… Read More ›

Teen dies of injuries from lightning strike near Ashkelon

Teen dies of injuries from lightning strike near Ashkelon

14-year-old Asher Hazut from Be’er Sheva was critically injured when the lightning hit him and four other family members as they took a Sukkot trip… Read More ›

Rivlin asks Putin to grant clemency to Israeli jailed on drug charges

Rivlin asks Putin to grant clemency to Israeli jailed on drug charges

In a letter addressed to the Russian leader, Rivlin asks for Putin’s ‘personal intervention’ to grant Naama Issachar – jailed for 7.5 years after 9… Read More ›

Turkey sets sights on key routes in Syria amid offensive against Kurds

Turkey sets sights on key routes in Syria amid offensive against Kurds

Turkish forces’ push against Syrian Kurdish fighters enters fourth day with little sign of relenting, as over 100,000 displaced   AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish… Read More ›

Gideon Saar challenges lengthy Netanyahu Likud rule

Gideon Saar challenges lengthy Netanyahu Likud rule

Former PM aide and senior cabinet minister appears to be one of the few members of the ruling faction that no longer blindly follows Israel’s… Read More ›

PA Accepts Israeli Money Despite Anti-‘Pay-for-Slay’ Law

PA Accepts Israeli Money Despite Anti-‘Pay-for-Slay’ Law

Israel’s anti-“Pay-for-Slay” law says the state must deduct the amount of money that the PA pays terrorists and families of what they call “martyrs” from… Read More ›

What it’s like growing up as a hidden Jew in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq

What it’s like growing up as a hidden Jew in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq

Ceen Gabbai survived 2003 invasion, received asylum in US; in home country, family had to move 5 times due to anti-Semitism, but her Muslim friends… Read More ›