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Daniella Cheslow Stories and photos from an American journalist

Daniella Cheslow
The Israeli citizens fighting in Syria’s war
The Israeli citizens fighting in Syria's war

For Israel and their parents, Arab citizens fighting in Syria raise concerns. Published by McClatchy.

The view from the egalitarian plaza of the Kotel
The view from the egalitarian plaza of the Kotel

How a new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall.   Published by Tablet Magazine. 

Slideshow: Syrian refugees lift Jordan’s cuisine
Slideshow: Syrian refugees lift Jordan's cuisine

For Syrians scraping by in their new homes in Jordan, their food still offers them a serving of national pride.  Published by McClatchy. 

Beer breweries boom in Israel
Beer breweries boom in Israel

Despite high taxes and low consumption, craft brewers hope to copy Israel’s wine explosion to beer.

Radio: An Israeli rethinks Wagner’s legacy
Radio: An Israeli rethinks Wagner’s legacy

Doctoral student Irad Atir says Wagner’s attitude to Jews is more complex than we thought. 

In new Knesset, a true maverick
In new Knesset, a true maverick

Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism.

Radio: German convert wins Israeli MasterChef
Radio: German convert wins Israeli MasterChef

In Israel, a German giant finds his Jewish soul in the kitchen.

Did polonium kill Yassir Arafat?
Did polonium kill Yassir Arafat?

Swedish toxicologists say they found polonium traces on Yassir Arafat’s underwear and toothbrush. Published by The Times of London.

Tel Aviv’s central bus station, 20 years later
Tel Aviv’s central bus station, 20 years later

The much-maligned complex was designed to be an architectural triumph.

Israeli foodies taste African migrants’ cuisine
Israeli foodies taste African migrants' cuisine

Kitchen Talks events allow migrants from Eritrea, Sudan, and elsewhere to share their recipes, and break down cultural barriers.

‘For Israel it’s a hostile environment’
'For Israel it's a hostile environment'

Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Eli Shaked says Israel is watching and waiting as Egypt undergoes a second revolution. 

Radio: Musing on recipes in a Libyan prison
Radio: Musing on recipes in a Libyan prison

What happens when an Israeli foodie gets stuck in one of the world’s worst prisons?

Better Place electric car company goes bust
Better Place electric car company goes bust

Israeli battery-swapping venture burns through millions in capital without changing the world. What went wrong?