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Esther Judah

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About Esther
Esther Judah is a journalist based in between London, Istanbul and Jerusalem covering the Middle East and North Africa as well as more broadly refugee and migration issues. 

I speak English and French fluently. Moreover, I have lived in Paris, London and Turkey and have reported on EU affairs and radicalisation in Brussels, Israel/Palestine, Turkey and the Syrian refugee crisis. I have also spent considerable time in Bangladesh covering the Rohingya crisis with the UN.  

I have previous experience as a print journalist as well as radio and TV live for people such as FRANCE24, FOX news, CBC Radio and Voice of America.
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Is Erdogan's Offer to Make Syrian Refugees Citizens a Humanitarian Gesture – or Cynical Ploy?

09 Sep 2019  |  www.haaretz.com
The article focuses on the plight of Syrian refugees in Fatih, a conservative neighborhood in Istanbul that has become a sanctuary for many displaced Syrians. The author introduces us to Feryal, a Syrian refugee who is at a community center funded by international donors. Despite the support provided by these donors, Feryal expresses a sense of sadness and confusion over the lack of warmth from the local Turkish population, highlighting the social and cultural challenges faced by refugees in integrating into their host communities.

Not Muslim, Not Jewish: Ancient Community in the West Bank Feels Increasingly Israeli

09 Sep 2019  |  www.haaretz.com
The article snippet describes a moment in the life of an individual named Jacov, who is preparing to drive into the West Bank. As he gets into his white van, he acknowledges the presence of small blue and white Israel flags on the windows, which he plans to remove once he reaches Ariel Junction. This implies that openly displaying his love for Israel is not something he feels he can do beyond a certain point in his journey, hinting at the complex and sensitive nature of the Israel-Palestine relations in the region.

The Afro-Turks: Turkey’s Little-known Black Minority Reclaims Its Past: Descendants of African slaves sold to the Ottoman Empire, Afro-Turks seek to revive their ancestors’ traditions – but there are barely any left

The Last Jews of Ankara: A Once-thriving Jewish Community Dwindles to Near-extinction.

A longer reportage on the mother's of terrorists for L'Espresso Italy's largest weekly magazine.

A profile of Sadiq Khan London's new mayor for Italy's biggest weekly.

ISIS Uses Palestine as Rallying Cry in Molenbeek, Residents Say

29 Mar 2016  |  www.haaretz.com
The article discusses the atmosphere in Brussels following a series of terror attacks that occurred on a Tuesday. It describes the city as being unusually quiet, with businesses and transportation services shutting down. The focus of media and police was on the Molenbeek neighborhood, which had been in the news just days earlier due to the arrest of Salah Abdeslam. Abdeslam, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the Paris attacks in November, was captured after a four-month manhunt and found hiding in a basement on Rue Quatres Vents, a main street in Molenbeek.

Why France Doesn't Care About anti-Semitism

22 Mar 2016  |  www.haaretz.com
The article discusses the challenges faced by the Jewish community in France during 2014, highlighting the increase in anti-Semitic incidents, the growth in Jewish emigration to Israel, and the rise of the extremist National Front party. The author suggests that these developments are negative indicators for the well-being of French Jews in the upcoming year and implies a lack of concern or action from the broader French society or government.

Meet the Mother's of Molenbeek's jihadis, front page of Haaretz English edition and out today in the Hebrew version.


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