-The Dead and the Living

For the 65th time, Israelis marked the Jewish month of Iyyar (which falls between April and June) with two of their most important national days: Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance, and Yom Ha’atzmaut, the Day of Independence.

-Tzfonbonim

Tel Aviv, Israel – 6th of April, 2013: Residents of the wealthy northern neighborhood of Ramat Aviv watch from their balconies as protesters march towards the house of Yair Lapid, Israel’s new finance minister.

-The Shabab of Issawiya

Issawiya, East Jerusalem – 5th of April, 2013: Israeli riot policemen arresting a shabab (Palestinian youth) after violent clashes broke out following a police raid.

-Mimouna Party in Musrara

Jerusalem, Israel, 2nd of April, 2013: Israeli Jews of Moroccan descent sing traditional songs in Arabic at a party in the Musrara quarter, celebrating Mimouna, the traditional Moroccan-Jewish celebration held at the end of Pesach (the Jewish Passover), which also marks the beginning of spring.

-Good Friday

Jerusalem, Israel – 29th of March, 2013: Christian pilgrims pray during Good Friday on the ‘stone of anointing’ at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, held by tradition to be the spot where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial.