Daniel Estrin

NPR

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Israel's Netanyahu Wins Bid To Remain As Prime Minister In Deal With Election Rival

Monday, April 20, 2020

The right-wing leader would stay in office until October 2021, when the role would pass to centrist Benny Gantz. The agreement is set to break the deadlock Israel has faced over three elections.

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Holy Fire Ceremony To Mark Orthodox Easter Held In Near-Empty Jerusalem Church

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The coronavirus did not stop the centuries-old tradition observed annually at the tomb of Jesus. But adjustments were made. It was broadcast live to countless Orthodox Christians around the world.

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Palestinians In The West Bank Improvise Checkpoints To Help Fight Coronavirus

Friday, April 17, 2020

In the shadow of Israeli watchtowers and settlements, Palestinians have set up improvised checkpoints to enforce a Palestinian Authority lockdown in areas where Palestinian police can't patrol.

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Coronavirus Is Changing The Rituals Of Death For Many Religions

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The virus is upending burial traditions across cultures, from the washing of the body of a loved one in Iraq to the gathering of mourners in Israel.

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Global Roundtable: Coronavirus Crisis Upends Death Rituals

Monday, April 06, 2020

The elaborate funeral pyres of India, the seven-day mourning among Jews in Israel and the sacred body washing of Muslims in Iraq, are all important rituals of death now in disarray amid the pandemic.

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In Some Countries, Coronavirus Has Sparked An Authoritarian Power Grab

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The leaders of Hungary, Israel and the Philippines have exploited the coronavirus crisis to consolidate their hold on power and weaken institutions that could curb them.

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Israel's Defense And Spy Agencies Step Up Anti-Coronavirus Efforts

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Usually quiet Israeli government agencies and contractors are going public with their battle against COVID-19.

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Israel Faces Challenges In Fighting Coronavirus In Ultra-Orthodox Communities

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up about 12% of Israel's population — but account for many of Israel's COVID-19 cases. This week a senior rabbi finally urged his followers to obey government lockdown orders.

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Coronavirus Spreads Through Israeli, Palestinian Communities

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Gaza braces for onset of coronavirus cases. West Bank's early restrictions may have staved off a crisis. And, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is self-quarantined and will be named prime minister again.

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In Israel, An Unexpected Political Twist Could Keep Netanyahu In Power

Thursday, March 26, 2020

After three inconclusive elections, Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz are reportedly close to a deal to rotate as prime minister, with Netanyahu taking the first turn.

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Still Locked in Conflict, Israelis and Palestinians Need Each Other To Fight COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Violence hasn't ended, but it's barely registering headlines. "The corona doesn't care about religion," says Palestinian cartoonist Safaa Odah. "Doesn't care where you live."

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Israelis And Palestinians Now Have A Common Enemy: The Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Israelis and Palestinians have — if only briefly — set aside some of their mutual suspicion for concern amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Holocaust Survivor Is First Coronavirus Death In Israel

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The family of 88-year-old Arie Even said they were saddened not to be able to be with him during his final days. They were asked to stay away in order not to catch the virus.

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Israel Begins Tracking And Texting Those Possibly Exposed To The Coronavirus

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The move draws criticism over privacy, as concerns rise about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts to stay in power.

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Israeli Government Criticized For How It Monitors COVID-19 Cases

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Israel is using phone data to track people potentially exposed to the coronavirus. That touched off a backlash among Israelis worried about the direction of their democracy

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Benny Gantz Given Chance To Form New Government In Israel

Monday, March 16, 2020

Israel's challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now gets another chance to form a new government after a third close election and a year of political uncertainty.

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Gantz Chosen To Form Government, Netanyahu Argues To Stay PM Over Coronavirus Effects

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Retired army general Benny Gantz was tapped after a majority of 61 lawmakers in the 120-member Parliament told President Reuven Rivlin they supported Gantz over Netanyahu.

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The U.S. Investigates Possible Civilian Deaths During Baghdadi Raid In Syria

Friday, March 13, 2020

The military is conducting a credibility assessment of claims of civilian casualties during the U.S. operation against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Israel's Election: What Comes Next As Netanyahu Rises Just Short Of A Majority

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

The country's longest-serving prime minister claimed his "biggest win," but his coalition again appears to lack enough support to form a government.

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Results Are Still Too Close To Call In Israel's Election

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Israelis voted for the third time in a year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struggles to win a fourth straight term in office.

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