-Higher Authorities

Jerusalem, Israel – 15th of May, 2013: Tens of thousands of haredim (ultra-orthodox Jews) gathered outside one of Jerusalem’s army induction centers to protest against the government’s plan to begin drafting them into the IDF.

-The Women and the Wall

Jerusalem, Israel – 10th of May, 2013: The prayer group Nashot HaKotel (the Women of the Wall) returned to the Kotel (Jerusalem’s Western Wall) to hold their Rosh Hodesh prayers, marking the beginning of the new Jewish month. In a challenge to what they describe as the domination of orthodoxy over contemporary Judaism, these women read the Torah aloud, and pray wearing a tallit (prayer shawls), two practices that are traditionally reserved for men.

-Jewish Blood is not Cheap

Tapuach Junction, Judea and Samaria – 30th of April, 2013: An Israeli settler argues with Israeli security forces preventing him from reaching the Palestinian village of Yabta during a demonstration calling for better security for Israelis following the fatal stabbing of Eviatar Borovsky, father of five and resident of the Yitzhar settlement, at the same location earlier that day.

-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.