Stories from Daniel Estrin

Daniel Estrin

Daniel is an American journalist in the Middle East. He reports for The World, the Associated Press and other media.

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Global Politics

Why critics complain one Palestinian university condones violent demonstrations at the expense of academic freedom

The Al-Quds University professor who led the first group of Palestinian students to visit Auschwitz has been expelled from the university’s workers union – even though he was never a member to begin with. Professor Mohammed Dajani said he would take legal action against the union, accusing its leaders of “incitement” against him.

Lifestyle & Belief

When the Pope left, the Christian rivalries remained

Sunday, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I helped each other down the stone steps leading into the Jerusalem church where most Christian denominations believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. They came together in a show of unity at one of the only churches in the world they share – the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. While they left the church Sunday evening in a spiritual embrace, their respective churches’ zealous posturing at that holy site hasn’t changed.