Articles by: JewishNews-Ester

Natalie Portman worried about anti-Semitism in Paris

Natalie Portman worried about anti-Semitism in Paris

Israeli-born actress tells Marie Claire magazine that it’s important to be aware of hatred, which can allow us to have more empathy for others. Israeli-born… Read More ›

Netanyahu thwarts Shaked’s plan to divide attorney general’s role

Netanyahu thwarts Shaked’s plan to divide attorney general’s role

Justice minister wants to split AG’s authorities into roles of public prosecutor and chief legal counsel to government, but PM says such a move would… Read More ›

Former Argentine president on trial for bombing cover-up

Former Argentine president on trial for bombing cover-up

Months after the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who accused the government of a cover-up, the trial that could finally deliver justice for 85… Read More ›

Opposition leader Herzog urges clampdown on Jewish extremism

Opposition leader Herzog urges clampdown on Jewish extremism

Herzog calls for “actions not words” in response to the rabbi’s comments about burning churches in Israel.   The leader of the opposition, Labor chairman… Read More ›

Donetsk rabbi opens summer camp for Ukrainian war refugees

Donetsk rabbi opens summer camp for Ukrainian war refugees

“In Ukraine the need for these summer respites is most acute. These are Jews in crisis,” grandmother at camp says.   Pinchas Vishedski, the refugee… Read More ›

Skeptics of Iran deal express offense at Obama tactics

Skeptics of Iran deal express offense at Obama tactics

AIPAC tells Post that it rejects the assertion that it supported the Iraq War.   WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers are crying foul over US President… Read More ›

Study names three ‘most Jewish’ cities in America

Study names three ‘most Jewish’ cities in America

Ranked by region, the Northeast is 4 percent Jewish; the Midwest, South and West each are 1 percent Jewish.   NEW YORK – New York,… Read More ›

Video shows Jerusalem light rail guard beating up US tourist

Video shows Jerusalem light rail guard beating up US tourist

Accounts differ on what exactly happened but both sides lodge police complaint over incident   An American tourist is physically attacked by a light rail… Read More ›

The hits keep on coming at PIMCO

The hits keep on coming at PIMCO

  The hits keep on coming at PIMCO. PIMCO disclosed on Monday that it has received a “Wells Notice” from the SEC related to its… Read More ›

Scott Walker has tens of thousands of dollars worth of credit card debt

Scott Walker has tens of thousands of dollars worth of credit card debt

  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is in some serious debt. National Journal’s Shane Goldmacher reported Monday that new federal financial documents show that Walker has credit… Read More ›

US jets to begin striking Syrian forces if they target pro-US rebels

US jets to begin striking Syrian forces if they target pro-US rebels

US officials have long played down the idea that Assad’s forces would turn their sights on the US-backed Syrian rebels, but they cannot rule out… Read More ›

It takes courage to deal with Jewish terrorists

It takes courage to deal with Jewish terrorists

Op-ed: Israel must turn every stone, catch the people who burned Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh alive, prosecute them and destroy their homes. Unless our side… Read More ›

New budget to increase gov’t revenues, cut NIS 3b. from ministries

New budget to increase gov’t revenues, cut NIS 3b. from ministries

Finance Ministry completes work on 2015-2016 state budget, but fight over defense budget, promised coalition money to Kulanu, Bayit Yehudi still ongoing. The Finance Ministry… Read More ›

Security Cabinet authorizes new measures against Jewish terrorists

Security Cabinet authorizes new measures against Jewish terrorists

In wake of Jewish terrorist attack in Duma, gov’t authorizes use of administrative detentions, while Justice Ministry team recommends changing classification of ‘price tag’ perpetrators… Read More ›

Proportion of contract workers in Israel similar to other developed countries, study shows

Proportion of contract workers in Israel similar to other developed countries, study shows

Not all agency workers are actually contract workers, says Taub Center researcher   Contrary to popular belief, the share of “agency workers” in Israel is… Read More ›

Analysis: Tougher laws combined with good intelligence can prevent far-right attacks

Analysis: Tougher laws combined with good intelligence can prevent far-right attacks

State will continue to struggle to contain threat if light sentences are handed out when nobody is injured.   When it comes to looking at… Read More ›

Syrian-Kurd intellectual to Post: ‘US and Israel need to stop Turkish attacks in Syria now’

Syrian-Kurd intellectual to Post: ‘US and Israel need to stop Turkish attacks in Syria now’

Dr. Kamal Sido, who works for a German Human Rights NGO, said that “Israel must support minorities like the Kurds and Druse that are not… Read More ›

Most Jewish students faced hostilities on North American campuses, study says

Most Jewish students faced hostilities on North American campuses, study says

Over one-quarter of respondents described hostility toward Israel on campus as “fairly” or “very big” problem, while nearly 15 percent reported the same level of… Read More ›

Prominent Jewish Democratic lawmaker backs Iran deal

Prominent Jewish Democratic lawmaker backs Iran deal

Strong supporter of Israel and 17-term Representative Sander Levin says agreement best way to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions   In  a major gain for the… Read More ›

House to Obama: Fire the head of the IRS or we’ll impeach him

House to Obama: Fire the head of the IRS or we’ll impeach him

  The continuing war of words between the Republicans in the House of Representatives and the leadership of the Internal Revenue Service escalated dramatically late… Read More ›