Daniela Deane

Stories by Daniela Deane

From Ramallah, Obama’s view of life in the Holy Land

Obama’s second day here in the Middle East began with rocket fire from Gaza. No better indication to the visiting … Continued

Women at the Western Wall

   Dan Balilty AP Israeli women of the Women of the Wall organization pray just outside the Western Wall, the … Continued

Ma’ale Adumim: The mother of all Israeli settlements

Ammar Awad Reuters The West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem, is seen behind sign posts on Dec. … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving from Israel

JERUSALEM — I know what I’m thankful for today. The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. My cameraman husband surprised me … Continued

Waiting for peace

AP Israeli police officers examine a destroyed bus at the site of a bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel on Nov. … Continued

‘Can I still drive over there?’

EPA Noam Hachmon, 9, sits in her sister’s room in their house in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel on … Continued

Jerusalem resident on watching TV: ‘I can barely do anything else’

REUTERS Smoke is seen after an Israeli air strike, witnessed by a Reuters journalist, on a building that also houses … Continued

Air raid sirens spoiling the peace of a Jerusalem Sabbath

REUTERS Israeli soldiers prepare armoured personnel carriers (APC) at an area near the border with the Gaza Strip on Nov. … Continued

Yom Kippur in Israel: Immense quiet

Oded Balilty AP An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that … Continued

At Passover, breadcrumb spirituality

It’s been fascinating being here — in the Jewish state — for Passover, or Pesach as it’s known here, one … Continued

Snow in Israel: A heavenly sight

AMIR COHEN REUTERS The Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to … Continued

Faiths clash at Jerusalem’s sacred site

All hell’s broken loose at the Old City here in Jerusalem the past few days. But you wouldn’t know it … Continued

Ash Wednesday in the Holy Land

 Although it’s Ash Wednesday, and Jerusalem has been revered as sacred in Christianity for some 2,000 years now, you won’t … Continued

Giving in to the Sabbath

It’s Christmas here in west Jerusalem. Like every week. I know I’m seriously mixing up my religions, but there‘s something … Continued

In Israel, between war and peace

With all this talk about the rising tension between Israel and Iran, and unrest raging all around them in the … Continued