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.
Issawiya, East Jerusalem – 5th of April, 2013: Israeli riot policemen arresting a shabab (Palestinian youth) after violent clashes broke out following a police raid.
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.
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.
Kikar Zion, Jerusalem – Street musicians perform a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” in the city’s central Zion Square.