Stories from Daniel Estrin
Daniel is an American journalist in the Middle East. He reports for The World, the Associated Press and other media.
“Netanyahu has a very unique and prominent voice in terms of volume, tone, and clarity," says one political analyst. "As far as opinion polls that I saw, Herzog’s voice expresses the opposite.”
Lifestyle & Belief
Plenty of religions tell their members that masturbation is a sin, but few are willing to go to the lengths of ultra-Orthodox Jews to make sure the rule is followed. That struggle is the subject of a new documentary, "Sacred Sperm," from an ultra-Orthodox filmmaker who lives that temptation.
Arts, Culture & Media
Victoria Hanna, a longtime fixture of the small indie Jewish spiritual music scene, released her first single this month. It's just a riff on a Hebrew alphabet song, but the video became an Internet hit.
Stav Shaffir once wrote guidebooks and studied music. Now she's a history-making politician known for her anti-corruption campaigning and scathing attacks on the Israeli right. Can she bring the "politics of hope" to Israel?
Even the Israeli prime minister's usual supporters — and much of the Israeli public — question Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress on March 3 without an invitation from President Obama. The address, at the request of House Speaker John Boehner, comes two weeks before Israeli elections. Is Bibi being savvy, or playing the pawn?