Daniel Estrin
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Israel approves harsher punishment for stone-throwers
by Daniel Estrin - September 24, 2015 - 1:00pm
Israel on Thursday approved harsher measures to combat the practice of stone-throwing amid a recent surge in Palestinian violence, widening the rules of engagement for police and vowing to raise minimum penalties...
Israeli archaeologists may have found fabled Maccabees tomb
by Daniel Estrin - September 22, 2015 - 1:12pm
Israeli archaeologists may be one step closer to solving a riddle that has vexed explorers for more than a century: the location of the fabled tomb of the biblical Maccabees.
Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves
by Daniel Estrin - September 1, 2015 - 4:09pm
Egypt's new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country's own gas fields...
Israel cracks down on Jewish extremists with new arrests
by Daniel Estrin - August 9, 2015 - 3:56am
 Israel intensified its crackdown on Jewish extremists Sunday, jailing two high-profile radicals for six months without charge and arresting additional suspects in West Bank settlement outposts, Israeli security...
Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement
by Daniel Estrin - July 29, 2015 - 6:44pm
For liberal Israelis, Netanyahu's win is a reality check
by Daniel Estrin - March 22, 2015 - 7:04am
Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly irreversible way, does not think like they do.
Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs
by Daniel Estrin - January 23, 2015 - 2:30am
An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel's top TV song competition was placed on house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna's computer and stealing and selling unreleased...
Syrian Jewish bibles could spark ownership dispute
by Daniel Estrin - December 9, 2014 - 4:26am
Two decades after Israeli spies helped Syrian Jews whisk ancient Hebrew bibles from Damascus to Jerusalem, Israel's national library asked an Israeli court on yesterday to grant it custodianship over the manuscripts...
Israeli farmers observe sabbatical with a wink
by Daniel Estrin - October 27, 2014 - 2:43am
Every seven years, according to the Bible, Israeli farmers must give their lands a rest for a year.
Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories
by Daniel Estrin - October 9, 2014 - 7:14am
These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library.
Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains
by Daniel Estrin - September 11, 2014 - 3:36am
While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem — and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the...
Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep
by Daniel Estrin - September 5, 2014 - 8:14am
For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter...
After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
by Daniel Estrin - September 3, 2014 - 6:40am
The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released yesterday. ...
Israel PM vows calm after Israel strikes Gaza
by Daniel Estrin - July 7, 2014 - 5:11am
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel would act calmly and responsibly in the face of rising Israeli-Palestinian hostilities, just hours after Israel's military carried out airstrikes on 10...
Christian exodus shadows papal visit to Holy Land
by Daniel Estrin - May 23, 2014 - 2:06am
Pope Francis will arrive this weekend in the land where Christianity was born — and where Christians are disappearing.
Israeli says he has found King David's citadel
by Daniel Estrin - May 7, 2014 - 3:42am
An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancient...
Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel
by Daniel Estrin - April 10, 2014 - 5:08am
Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said yesterday.
Israeli airstrikes escalate tensions with Syria
by Daniel Estrin - March 20, 2014 - 3:47am
Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes on Syrian military posts early yesterday, killing one soldier and wounding seven in one of the most serious clashes between the countries in the past four deca...
Israeli minister: Israel can't rely on US on Iran
by Daniel Estrin - March 19, 2014 - 4:17am
Israel cannot depend on the United States to lead any action against Iran's nuclear program and can only rely on itself, the country's defense minister said in remarks published yesterday.
Ancient masks go on display in Jerusalem
by Daniel Estrin - March 13, 2014 - 2:15am
The oldest known masks in the world went on display in Jerusalem on Tuesday in the largest-ever exhibit of the ghoulish faces, believed to have been created in the Holy Land thousands of years before the time of...
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