Dina Kraft is a journalist based in Tel Aviv, she writes for The Christian Science Monitor and The Los Angeles Times where she reports on Israeli and Palestinian politics, culture and society.
Dina is drawn to stories featuring unlikely connections, dual narratives and the impact of conflict and crisis on ordinary lives. She hosts the podcast “The Branch”, sponsored by Hadassah, which tells the stories of relationships between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians . She also hosts another podcast, “The Patient is In” sponsored by Stuffthatworks, which features conversations with people navigating chronic illness.
Dina is a long-time foreign correspondent who began her overseas career in the Jerusalem bureau of The Associated Press. She was later posted to AP’s Johannesburg bureau where she covered southern Africa. She’s also reported from Senegal, Kenya, Pakistan, Jordan, Tunisia, Russia, and Ukraine
She’s also an educator and has taught journalism classes at Northeastern University, Harvard University, and Boston University.
Dina was a winner of the 2020 B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage. She was a 2012 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and a 2015 Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University.