Beach at the Caesaria archeological park. The small peninsula sticking out into the sea is actually King Herod’s “reef palace”, built during the Second Temple period. These days only the foundations remain.
Herod’s grandson, King Agrippa I, probably died inside this palace (as described in Josephus and the Book of Acts).
Crowd applauding in sign language for GLBT and deaf rights.
Taken during the rally at the end of one of the annual Jerusalem gay pride marches. There was high awareness of needs of the hearing-impaired - all speeches were translated simultaneously into sign language, and there was a very moving speech about the difficulties of being both deaf and gay.
Stencilled graffiti reading, “Is there enough color in your life?” Taken on Hebron Road, Jerusalem.
Bullet shells found at the Ramat Rachel archeological dig. The shells were dated from approx. 1935-1949, covering a period of the Arab Revolts and the War of Independence in Israel. After we found these, they were taken to the Kibbutz museum for display.
Ramat Rachel was of high strategic significance, especially during the 1948 war. The kibbutz forms the south-eastern corner of the Green Line. Between 1948-1967 it was exposed to Jordanian-occupied territory both to the south and to the east. Sniper attacks by Jordanian forces on the Kibbutz were not unheard of - in 1956 a Jordanian gunman killed 4 Israeli archeologists.
View through an open gate into a beautiful garden in Musrara, Jerusalem.
שער לתוך גינה יפיפייה בשכונת מוסררה בירושלים.
Man wearing a Google Android pride t-shirt, during a Jerusalem gay pride parade (28 July).
איש במצעד גאווה בירושלמים, בלבוש חולצת אנדרואיד פרו-גאווה.
איש מחזיק כלבלב בשכונת מוסררה בירושלים
Man holding puppy in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood.
Revamping my tumblr! Will be posting original photographs from Israel daily: some from my main photoblog, some new content. I mostly focus on nature, archeology, architecture, people and daily life here.
View from off the shore of Hadera of late afternoon sunlight over the Mediterranean Sea.
שמש שוקעת מעל הים התיכון. צולם ממול חופי חדרה