Daniel Estrin

NPR

Daniel Estrin appears in the following:

Wanted in Israel: More Shofar Blowers For Socially Distanced Jewish New Year

Friday, September 18, 2020

The shofar is a hallmark of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The pandemic means there will be more and smaller prayer gatherings this year, so some cities have offered free shofar-blowing courses.

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Why More Shofar Blowers Are Needed To Celebrate Jewish New Year

Thursday, September 17, 2020

To help people celebrate a socially distanced Jewish New Year, there are free courses in Israel teaching how to blow the shofar — the ritual ram or antelope horn.

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With Signing, White House Touts Efforts To Reshape Middle East

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will establish diplomatic relations in a formal signing at the White House on Tuesday.

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Some in Bahrain Oppose Normalization Of Relations With Israel

Monday, September 14, 2020

Peace between Bahrain and Israel might start off slowly. But some in this small Arab country have doubts, and neighboring Saudi Arabia is still holding off normalizing ties with Israel.

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Israel Imposes 2nd Nationwide Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket

Monday, September 14, 2020

Israel has announced it will launch another national lockdown after severe coronavirus infections began rising. The new restrictions begin on Friday.

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Palestinians Condemn U.S.-Brokered Bahrain-Israel Normalization

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Israeli and Bahraini leaders — along with President Trump — are praising their deal for normal relations, but it's a blow to Palestinian hopes to end the Israeli occupation.

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Reporter's Notebook: What It Was Like On Israel's 'Peace Plane' To UAE

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Weeks ago it would have been unimaginable to see Israeli officials fly to the United Arab Emirates and walk out onto a red carpet. That wasn't the only unusual part of the visit.

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Despite Israel's Objections, UAE Seeks To Buy U.S. Fighter Jets

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

At an airbase in the United Arab Emirates, Emirati officials touted the military partnership with the U.S. They would like to buy a version of the F-35 fighter jet, but Israel is against the sale.

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Israeli, U.S. Officials Arrive In UAE To Cement A Peace Deal

Monday, August 31, 2020

White House adviser Jared Kushner and Israeli officials are set to meet in the United Arab Emirates to tout a pending deal between the UAE and Israel.

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With Israel-UAE Flight, Israelis And Emiratis Mark Closer Ties As Palestinians Worry

Monday, August 31, 2020

Jared Kushner joined U.S. and Israeli officials Monday on the first official Israeli flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi to advance the Aug. 13 deal to establish diplomatic ties.

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Israel And United Arab Emirates Residents React To Their Countries' Opened Relations

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Israelis and Emiratis are publicly celebrating and making travel plans as their two countries plan to open normal relations. But there are some dissenters.

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Palestinians Feel Betrayed By UAE-Israel Deal

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Palestinians feel betrayed by the UAE after it agreed to open relations with Israel. They expect Arab countries to wait for them to have independence before making official peace.

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Airline Food For Sale. No Plane Ticket Required

Monday, August 03, 2020

"Chicken or beef?" A leading Israeli airline food company, which is struggling with most flights grounded, is selling its meals to the public as a low-cost delivery option during the pandemic.

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Airline Food For Sale: No Plane Tickets Needed

Friday, July 31, 2020

With many flights still being grounded, Israel's leading airline food company started selling its stock of flight meals as an easy, low-cost food option during the pandemic.

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In Jerusalem's Old City, The Devout Adjust To Worship In The Coronavirus Era

Saturday, July 25, 2020

In the Old City, the beating heart of a place sacred to millions, the pandemic has challenged devout Muslims, Christians and Jews to rethink how to pray safely. New customs now accompany old rituals.

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Weddings Put On Hold In Jerusalem As COVID-19 Infections Surge

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Israelis and Palestinians have scrambled to hold weddings amid the pandemic lockdown, but a spike in coronavirus infections is shutting them down.

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Coronavirus Around The World: Brazil, Israel, Sweden

Saturday, July 11, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with reporters in Sweden, Brazil and Israel to hear about how those countries are currently experiencing the coronavirus pandemic.

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Amid New Surge In Virus Cases, Israel's Top Public Health Official Resigns

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Siegal Sadetzki said Tuesday that Israeli leaders ignored her warnings and the country reopened too fast. "The compass handling the pandemic lost its direction," she said in her resignation letter.

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Israel's Contact Tracing System Creates Confusion Among Thousands Of Israelis

Monday, July 06, 2020

Israel hoped tracking people's cellphones would help contain the coronavirus as the country reopened. But the tracking system has displayed major flaws, and cases are now on the rise.

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New Coronavirus Cases Surge In Israel As Employment Crisis Worsens

Monday, July 06, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces growing criticism for focusing on West Bank annexation rather than a new surge of COVID-19 infections and an unemployment crisis.

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