About and copyright

My name is Daniel Easterman. I am a freelance journalist ,photographer and video editor now based in the UK.

I have written for the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, 972mag.com and several American publications covering a wide range of topics.

In the summer of 2010 I graduated with a Masters in Modern Jewish Studies from Oxford University, specializing in Jewish History of the Middle East and Israeli Politics

For a short time between finishing my Masters and moving to Israel I worked at the American Jewish Committee in Washington D.C. for the Middle East and International Affairs Department.

Prior to that I participated in the Israel Government Fellowship Program at the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour (MOITAL), working for the North American Trade and Investment Desk. I also have a BA in International Relations from Birmingham University, UK.

Initially my aim in creating this blog was to offer a fresh international perspective on Israel’s place in the world, specifically in relation to the two major rising powers of our time, China and India.

However, as time has gone by, it has become clear to me that Israel’s internal problems – the now almost impossible challenge to move towards a two-state solution and its increasingly dysfunctional political system – are just as important, if not more urgent than the international aspect.

UPDATE: In the last couple of months new blog articles on this site have unfortunately become quite rare. I moved back to the UK in August 2012 to start a one year course in Digital Journalism at Goldsmiths College, University of London. I did this to study the latest cutting-edge developments in the journalism profession including advanced video production, automated data harvesting and visualisation, and the future possibilities of virtual/augmented reality.

As I am no longer on the ground in Israel, this has meant that I am obviously less able to report or comment on the very difficult and heart-rending events which have taken place there over the last couple of weeks.

I still have a few major multimedia pieces from the region which I have held back for the time being and will hopefully be released in the upcoming months, so stay posted for those!  But apart from that, this site will mainly function as a portfolio space to showcase my previous work. Thank you to everyone for visiting and supporting this endeavour!

Daniel
London, November 23rd 2012

Myself in front of a tattered peace mural in the impoverished Neve Sharett quarter of North Tel Aviv which is home to both a Hasidei Gur (Haredi/Ultra-Orthodox) community and Masorti (traditional) Jews of Middle Eastern descent. Locals report that the neighborhood has recently been beset by religious and racial tensions.  Neve Sharett closely borders two highly affluent North Tel Aviv suburbs: Tzahala, once home to three of the country's most famous warrior-politicians: Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Dayan and Ariel Sharon. The second, Ramat Hayal, also very close by, today plays host to the residence of former Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni.

Myself in front of a peace mural in the impoverished Neve Sharett quarter of North Tel Aviv, a mixed community of both Hared (Ultra-Orthodox) and traditional (observant) Jews of Middle Eastern descent.

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Daniel Easterman can be reached at: daniel.easterman@gmail.com

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