Daniel Estrin

Associated Press

Daniel Estrin appears in the following:

Seven Fun Facts About 'Arab Idol'

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The finalists were a Palestinian, a Yemeni and a Palestinian Israeli citizen. The show highlights and erases the region's borders. The Israeli citizen was given an honorary permit to travel to Beirut.

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In Israel, Some Wonder Where The Outrage Is Over U.S. Anti-Semitic Acts

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Some Israelis criticize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for offering a less forceful response to anti-Semitic acts in the U.S. than elsewhere. Some say he wants to keep pressure off President Trump.

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In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The military's archaeology unit conducts excavations but keeps some information about the digs secret. "This approach raises suspicions," says an Israeli archaeologist who favors greater transparency.

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Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Lay Claim To West Bank Heritage

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Israeli army has an archeology unit and it digs up artifacts in the occupied West Bank. It's so controversial that some aspects are not made public by the army.

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Jerusalem Truck Attack Kills At Least 4, Wounds 15

Sunday, January 08, 2017

A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem on Sunday. Israeli police have called it a terrorist attack. Freelance journalist Daniel Estrin gives us the latest on the attack.

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Farmers On Mission To Return 'Old Testament Sheep' To Holy Land

Monday, January 02, 2017

A farmer couple from Canada has enlisted the Israeli government's help in moving Jacob Sheep, a breed they say has biblical roots, to Israel. Sheep experts tell a different story about their pedigree.

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Palestinians Eye Israeli Settlements With Unease, Hoping For Foreign Support

Saturday, December 31, 2016

As Palestinians watch Israeli settlements being built, many were glad to hear U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry say the construction undermines the chances of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Israel Denounces Security Council Resolution On Jewish Settlements

Monday, December 26, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reproached the U.S. for abstaining — which allowed the resolution to pass — and accused the Obama administration for orchestrating the vote.

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PHOTOS: At Christmastime, Historic Bethlehem Church In Midst Of Restoration

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is more than 1,500 years old and in the midst of a large restoration project, cleaning grime off mosaics and giving the church its first face-lift in centuries.

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Trump Selects Adviser David Friedman As Ambassador To Israel

Friday, December 16, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen David Friedman as America's next ambassador to Israel. The lawyer is strongly critical of the two-state solution and supports settlement building in the occupied West Bank.

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Israel's Right Wing Expects Boost From A Trump Presidency

Monday, December 12, 2016

Israel's right wing believes it's on the verge of big victories with Trump. Some in the Palestinian private sector are also optimistic. The picture is less clear for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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In The Spot Where He Spent His Final Years, A Museum Honors Yasser Arafat

Monday, November 28, 2016

A new museum in Ramallah features the life and times of the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader, from his Nobel Peace Prize to his pistol, glasses and bedroom.

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Tens Of Thousands Evacuate As Wildfires Rage In Haifa, Israel

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tens of thousands of people in the Israeli city of Haifa are evacuating their homes as military reservists, police, firefighters and even allied nations join forces to battle a wildfire threatening Israel's third largest city.

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Trump Favors Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem, Despite Backlash Fears

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

No U.S. administration has ever officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but Trump has promised to do so — and move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv.

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A Palestinian Preaches Positive Thinking To A Tough Crowd: His Own People

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Motivational speaker Saed Karzoun has a tough sell in the West Bank as he tries to preach optimism and self-empowerment at a time when pessimism runs high among Palestinians.

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Palestinians Wonder: Who Will Be Our Next Leader?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is 81, a heavy smoker and has a history of health problems. He was elected more than a decade ago, and it's not clear how he would be replaced.

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How Effective Was Shimon Peres' Social Media Push For Peace?

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Shimon Peres spent his final years as a grandfatherly figure, using social media to urge young Israelis toward his optimistic vision of peace. They liked him — but some were skeptical of his message.

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Obama Delivers Speech At Funeral For Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

Friday, September 30, 2016

President Obama spoke at the funeral for former Israeli president and founding father Shimon Peres, saying Peres' dream of peace with the Palestinians should stay alive.

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Israelis, World Leaders Say Goodbye To Shimon Peres

Friday, September 30, 2016

Mourners from around the world were in Jerusalem for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres. The U.S. delegation includes President Obama and former President Bill Clinton — both gave eulogies.

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In Israel, Mourners Come To Terms With Shimon Peres' Complex Legacy

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

After former Israeli President Shimon Peres' death, the country has been somber in remembrance. Leaders and mourners marked the passing of one of Israel's last remaining founders.

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