Articles by: JewishNews-Ester

Fall of Afghanistan raises alarming questions about the Middle East

Fall of Afghanistan raises alarming questions about the Middle East

Opinion: The horrifying sights coming out of Afghanistan show us that a hasty and uncontrolled withdrawal could lead to the total collapse of a country… Read More ›

Israel must probe ‘heinous’ settler attack on Palestinian teen – UN Envoy

Israel must probe ‘heinous’ settler attack on Palestinian teen – UN Envoy

The 15-year-old Palestinian boy was allegedly attacked by right-wing Jewish extremists earlier this month in the West Bank.   Israel must investigate the brutal assault… Read More ›

AP Fact Check: Biden Skirts Broken Promise On Afghan Exit

AP Fact Check: Biden Skirts Broken Promise On Afghan Exit

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday glossed over his broken promise to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan until the last Americans are… Read More ›

COVID infection rates hit new 4th wave high as deaths edge toward 7,000

COVID infection rates hit new 4th wave high as deaths edge toward 7,000

As 7.09% of all coronavirus tests yield positive results, Israeli hospitals report treating 726 patients in serious condition, reaching heights redolent of previous waves The… Read More ›

Shattering another world record, swimmer Mark Malyar wins his second Tokyo gold

Shattering another world record, swimmer Mark Malyar wins his second Tokyo gold

Israel’s Paralympic Games medal count stands at 5, surpassing its Rio haul with several medal opportunities still on the horizon Israeli swimmer Mark Malyar took… Read More ›

Ahead of Washington visit, Naftali Bennett pledges growth of settlements

Ahead of Washington visit, Naftali Bennett pledges growth of settlements

In his first discussion with an international news organization as prime minister, Bennett told The New York Times major diplomatic moves in either direction were… Read More ›

Taliban Takeover Prompts Fears Of A Resurgent Al-Qaida

Taliban Takeover Prompts Fears Of A Resurgent Al-Qaida

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The lightning-fast changes in Afghanistan are forcing the Biden administration to confront the prospect of a resurgent al-Qaida, the group that… Read More ›

Afghanistan fallout engulfs Harris’ first day of Southeast Asia trip

Afghanistan fallout engulfs Harris’ first day of Southeast Asia trip

Vice President Kamala Harris, undertaking a suddenly high-stakes visit to Southeast Asia this week amid the first major foreign policy crisis of the Biden administration,… Read More ›

Biden promised allies ‘America is back.’ Chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal is making them fear it’s still ‘America First.’

Biden promised allies ‘America is back.’ Chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal is making them fear it’s still ‘America First.’

Washington – Visiting Brussels earlier this summer, President Joe Biden was single-minded in his message to American allies. “America is back,” he declared in the… Read More ›

Bennett is not taking the easy way out against the pandemic

Bennett is not taking the easy way out against the pandemic

Opinion: Netanyahu moans that his government made Israel ‘virus-free’, but they were the ones who dismantled all infrastructure to combat any future surge; his replacement… Read More ›

World reacts to Taliban takeover, US sends 1,000 more troops

World reacts to Taliban takeover, US sends 1,000 more troops

Multiple nations worldwide react to the Taliban invasion of the country as the US sends an additional 1,000 soldiers to evacuate personnel. Taliban fighters completely… Read More ›

Israeli leaders pan ‘disgrace’ as Poland passes law curbing WWII property claims

Israeli leaders pan ‘disgrace’ as Poland passes law curbing WWII property claims

FM Lapid says Jerusalem will review 2018 joint statement on Holocaust remembrance; Knesset speaker cancels plans to form inter-parliamentary friendship group The Polish parliament on… Read More ›

Cuomo Digs In, Shows No Sign Of Heeding Calls To Resign

Cuomo Digs In, Shows No Sign Of Heeding Calls To Resign

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dug in for the fight of his political life despite the threat of potential criminal… Read More ›

More than 400 universities are requiring Covid-19 vaccines. But the murky threat of fake vaccination cards worries some students and experts

More than 400 universities are requiring Covid-19 vaccines. But the murky threat of fake vaccination cards worries some students and experts

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can voluntarily share their Covid-19 vaccine status with administration, but those who show up on… Read More ›

Lawmakers Give Cuomo Deadline In Impeachment Probe

Lawmakers Give Cuomo Deadline In Impeachment Probe

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State lawmakers told Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday that their ongoing investigation of his conduct in office is almost done and… Read More ›

Ex-Cops Charged In Floyd Death Want Separation From Chauvin

Ex-Cops Charged In Floyd Death Want Separation From Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights are asking that their federal trials be separated from the… Read More ›

Key findings of the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment report — and what’s next

Key findings of the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment report — and what’s next

New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women and created a “hostile” work environment for women, a report released Tuesday by New York… Read More ›

Israel’s Olympic Gold Victory Raises Jewish Identity Debate

Israel’s Olympic Gold Victory Raises Jewish Identity Debate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Artem Dolgopyat fulfilled a lifelong dream when he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. But back home in Israel, his… Read More ›

Artistic Gymnast wins Olympic gold medal for Israel for men’s floor

Artistic Gymnast wins Olympic gold medal for Israel for men’s floor

The Israeli competed fourth, netting a score of 14.933 ; This is Israel’s first gold medal in Tokyo, and their second overall. Israeli artistic gymnast… Read More ›

Senate opens debate on trillion-dollar infrastructure bill after bipartisan group strikes deal

Senate opens debate on trillion-dollar infrastructure bill after bipartisan group strikes deal

The Senate voted Wednesday to begin debate on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiating, advancing a critical part of President Joe… Read More ›