Daniel Estrin

NPR

Daniel Estrin appears in the following:

Where President Zelensky's popularity stands with people in Ukraine

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Amid the crisis with Russia, some Ukrainians say their president has come up short. Others, like some of the ones skating in front of the office of the president, say they still support him.

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The messaging from Ukrainian officials is that a Russian invasion isn't imminent

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Ukrainian officials are downplaying the threat of an imminent Russian invasion in their messaging to the public, even as the United States delivers more Javelin missiles to Kyiv.

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Israeli police used spyware to hack its own citizens, an Israeli newspaper reports

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

According to a report in Israeli media, Israel has hacked activists, mayors and other Israeli citizens without judicial oversight using spyware from the controversial NSO Group.

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Netanyahu in talks to reach plea bargain in corruption trial

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who's on trial for corruption, is in talks to reach a plea bargain. If it goes forward, it could force him to take a break from politics.

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Elderly Palestinian American man found dead after being detained by Israeli troops

Thursday, January 13, 2022

An elderly Palestinian American died shortly after being detained by Israeli forces, prompting an investigation of his treatment.

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Around the world, what does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The question of what fully vaccinated means might be changing as booster shots are becoming more important. More data, and new policies, are emerging in the U.S. and around the world.

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A look at how other parts of the world are dealing with omicron

Thursday, December 30, 2021

The World Health Organization predicts "a tsunami of cases" as the omicron variant fuels a surge of COVID infections. More than a million cases a being reported globally every day around the world.

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A biblical rest from farming in Israel could help Gaza's growers. They are waiting

Sunday, December 26, 2021

For Orthodox Jews during a yearlong agricultural sabbath, Israel pledged to lift some restrictions on produce from the Gaza Strip. Palestinian farmers in Gaza are wondering what's taking so long.

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Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem are intimate this year

Saturday, December 25, 2021

With the usual throngs of foreigners absent, Palestinian Muslims and Christians gathered in Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas.

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Thousands of pilgrims and tourists weren't in Bethlehem on Christmas eve due to COVID

Friday, December 24, 2021

For the second year, the Christmas eve celebration in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem was muted by the pandemic precautions.

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For a 2nd Christmas in a row, the Holy Land will be closed to visitors due to COVID

Thursday, December 23, 2021

A Palestinian who gives tours of Bethlehem, and the different meanings it holds for different people, reflects on another subdued Christmas in the West Bank city.

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Israel takes action to control the spread of the omicron variant

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Israel is banning its citizens from traveling to the U.S. and dozens of other countries, hoping to control the newest coronavirus variant, and allow Israel to avoid shutting down the economy.

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NPR sues the Pentagon for info on possible civilian deaths during the Baghdadi raid

Saturday, December 11, 2021

NPR has sued the Defense Department to get it to release files regarding possible civilian casualties during the 2019 raid in Syria that resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Palestinian dissidents rally against corruption in the Palestinian Authority

Friday, December 10, 2021

Palestinian dissidents are rallying against corruption in the Palestinian Authority and the death of a prominent dissident this summer.

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Negotiators are working behind the scenes for a new truce between Israel and Hamas

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Six months after an 11-day war between Hamas and Israel, some limited reconstruction is going on in the Gaza Strip, and a prisoner swap could lead to more agreements.

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He was the top U.N. official in Gaza. An Israeli TV interview cost him his post

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The U.N.'s Matthias Schmale reflects on his time as a leading international aid rep in Gaza. He departed UNRWA this week after offending Palestinians with his remarks on Israeli airstrikes.

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Deep breathing helps kids ease 'Gaza trauma'

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

It's difficult to treat Gazans, said psychologist Ismael Ahel. "We can't just deal with the first trauma or the second trauma. It's a complexity of trauma." And children are deeply affected.

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Gazans are still coping with the trauma of the war with Israel in May

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

When a missile landed outside their building in the war between Hamas and Israel, a Gaza therapist calmed his family with breathing exercises — one way parents there dealt with children's trauma.

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They got hacked with NSO spyware. Now Israel wants Palestinian activists' funding cut

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

A battle over Palestinian activist groups that Israel accuses of terrorism has taken a turn into the world of Israeli spyware. Israel hopes to convince European countries to stop funding the groups.

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Hackers threaten to expose the user database of an Israeli LBGTQ dating site

Monday, November 01, 2021

Hackers have taken the records from an LGBTQ dating site, used primarily by gay men, in Israel — threatening to expose its users unless they are paid.

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