Stories from Daniel Estrin
Daniel is an American journalist in the Middle East. He reports for The World, the Associated Press and other media.
Conflict & Justice
Israel courts have only allowed the death penalty once in the country's history, for concentration camp mastermind Adolf Eichmann. But many families of terrorism victims want the state to start imposing the death sentence on the people who killed their loved ones.
Lifestyle & Belief
The matzah flavor ice cream didn't work out so well, but Ben and Jerry's charoset flavor for Passover is a big hit in Israel. And despite a flood of requests from the States, the kosher-for-Passover flavor isn't leaving the Holy Land any time soon.
“I was at a friend’s house today, and she just had a baby,” one 26-year-old says. “She is looking into acquiring a foreign passport and moving to Europe. And she says she just doesn’t want to raise her kid in this racist country.''
Arts, Culture & Media
If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Israeli artist Eliezer Sonnenschein made a name for himself by continually sneaking into the Tel Aviv Museum to hang his artwork until he finally got noticed by the curator.
“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.”