Articles by: JewishNews-Ester

Kushner spokesman Josh Raffel to leave White House

Kushner spokesman Josh Raffel to leave White House

Former Hollywood PR executive had run communications for Israeli-Palestinian peace team; exiting post due to ‘family obligations’   WASHINGTON — A senior communications official in… Read More ›

New York – New Samsung Phone: Nicer Camera, Static Design, Higher Price

New York – New Samsung Phone: Nicer Camera, Static Design, Higher Price

  New York – Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second… Read More ›

White House on North Korea talks: ‘We will see’

White House on North Korea talks: ‘We will see’

  Pyeongchang, South Korea – The White House has responded to North Korea’s willingness to hold talks with the United States, saying in a statement… Read More ›

Iran looking to build nuclear submarines, watchdog says

Iran looking to build nuclear submarines, watchdog says

IAEA report says Tehran compliant with nuke deal, downplays plans for naval nuclear vessels, which may require highly enriched uranium   Iran is still sticking… Read More ›

Washington – Trump Once Again Wants To Cut Energy Assistance To The Poor

Washington – Trump Once Again Wants To Cut Energy Assistance To The Poor

  Washington – The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes… Read More ›

Trump: ‘They are laughing their asses off in Moscow’ over how US handled Russia investigations

Trump: ‘They are laughing their asses off in Moscow’ over how US handled Russia investigations

Washington – President Donald Trump says Russians are “laughing their asses off in Moscow” for the way Washington has handled the Russia investigations, following the… Read More ›

FBI was warned about alleged shooter nearly 5 months ago, tipster says

FBI was warned about alleged shooter nearly 5 months ago, tipster says

The FBI was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the suspect in Wednesday’s campus… Read More ›

What Would Netanyahu’s Case 1000 Trial Look Like?

What Would Netanyahu’s Case 1000 Trial Look Like?

Gifts versus illegal benefits is an important fight, as the court will need to decide conceptually whether the Milchan-Netanyahu relationship was one of friends, of… Read More ›

Haifa, Israel – Israeli F-16 Pilots Speak: ‘The Force Of The Blast Could Have Killed Us’

Haifa, Israel – Israeli F-16 Pilots Speak: ‘The Force Of The Blast Could Have Killed Us’

  Haifa, Israel – We heard an explosion and realized we were hit,” said the pilots during their post-mission questioning, Channel 2 reported on Sunday.… Read More ›

Tiptoeing Around the Small Matter of Netanyahu’s Succession

Tiptoeing Around the Small Matter of Netanyahu’s Succession

Being seen as undermining Netanyahu harms politicians in Likud, and Netanyahu has proven to be vengeful against those who have dared to pose any threat.… Read More ›

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket

SpaceX has done it again. The pioneering rocket firm just pulled off the unexpected, and carried out what appears to be a seamless first-ever launch… Read More ›

How Lebanon sees Israel’s war threats

How Lebanon sees Israel’s war threats

Analysis: Over the years, we have gotten used to seeing Lebanon as a war games field; no one asks for permission to fly IAF planes… Read More ›

Palestinians slam Jerusalem move to end to tax breaks on churches, UN properties

Palestinians slam Jerusalem move to end to tax breaks on churches, UN properties

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate says municipality trying to ’empty’ city of Christian institutions; PA spokesman calls decision ‘a new aggression against our occupied capital’   Palestinians… Read More ›

Washington warns Holocaust bill could hurt relations with Poland

Washington warns Holocaust bill could hurt relations with Poland

State Dept. spokeswoman urges Warsaw to ‘reevaluate’ legislation that may spark ‘divisions among our allies’   WASHINGTON — The Trump administration urged Poland on Wednesday… Read More ›

Polish death camp bill divides Holocaust survivors

Polish death camp bill divides Holocaust survivors

New bill to outlawing reference to ‘Polish death camps’ scolded by Holocaust survivors who see attempt to ‘erase history’ and insist Poles ‘were complicit in… Read More ›

For ex-Bush speechwriter, Trump is just the tip of the gum disease

For ex-Bush speechwriter, Trump is just the tip of the gum disease

Republican Jewish Committee board member and author of ‘Trumpocracy’ David Frum scolds his own party for paving the way for Trump   WASHINGTON — It’s… Read More ›

Israel’s US envoy said to warn PM of fallout from expulsion of African migrants

Israel’s US envoy said to warn PM of fallout from expulsion of African migrants

Channel 10 reports that Ron Dermer told Netanyahu that Israel’s international image will suffer if plan to deport asylum seekers goes ahead   Israel’s Ambassador… Read More ›

Analysis: Pence Middle East Trip a Cause for Concern in Jordan

Analysis: Pence Middle East Trip a Cause for Concern in Jordan

Jordan has a majority population of Palestinians. This puts King Abdullah in a difficult spot.   US Vice President Mike Pence’s Middle East trip stands… Read More ›

Pence heads to Jerusalem, epicenter of rift with the Palestinians

Pence heads to Jerusalem, epicenter of rift with the Palestinians

VP’s visit to Egypt, Jordan and — on Sunday — Israel takes place amid high tension sparked by Trump administration’s moves   US Vice President… Read More ›

Paris – Airbus Could Abandon A380 Superjumbo Amid Lackluster Sales

Paris – Airbus Could Abandon A380 Superjumbo Amid Lackluster Sales

  Paris – Airbus said Monday it will stop making the costly A380 superjumbo if it can’t strike a long-term deal with the airline Emirates… Read More ›