NoLita jewelry store prays for peace in the Middle East. From sign, and from being inside yesterday, guess it’s run by Israelis. If so, imagine such overt political message driven as much by heart as by Israel’s increasingly tarnished reputation. #Israel #Gaza #politics #economics #newyork #streetphotography #photography #middleeast

NoLita jewelry store prays for peace in the Middle East. From sign, and from being inside yesterday, guess it’s run by Israelis. If so, imagine such overt political message driven as much by heart as by Israel’s increasingly tarnished reputation. #Israel #Gaza #politics #economics #newyork #streetphotography #photography #middleeast

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Israel’s latest offer on land for peace? Dug in so deep they can’t get themselves out? Gravely funny. 
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(credit: Oded Balilty  caption:  At the beach in Tel Aviv, an Israeli man dug a hole.)
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Israel’s latest offer on land for peace? Dug in so deep they can’t get themselves out? Gravely funny.

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(credit: Oded Balilty caption: At the beach in Tel Aviv, an Israeli man dug a hole.)

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What?? Two breastfeeding covers in a row? 


(photo: Marco Grob for TIME 

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What?? Two breastfeeding covers in a row?

(photo: Marco Grob for TIME

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It’s identified as a hammer, but I’m sure some would see a hatchet.
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(credit:  Amir Cohen/Reuters  caption: An Israeli girl plays with an inflatable hammer in a park on Israel’s Independence Day in Jerusalem April 26, 2012.)
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It’s identified as a hammer, but I’m sure some would see a hatchet.

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(credit: Amir Cohen/Reuters caption: An Israeli girl plays with an inflatable hammer in a park on Israel’s Independence Day in Jerusalem April 26, 2012.)

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These frames of Israeli army Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner attacking an unarmed, Danish, pro-Palestinian protester in the West Bank are clearly the “money shots,” the isolated electronic views of the offending act currently pinging around the globe. The frames instants earlier, however, depicting “state of mind,” hold as much significance for me.

The screen shots vividly illustrate that moment in the head of a seething man — it’s hard not to feel a chill in the looking for trouble and those crazy eyes — when a switch suddenly flips and he goes off.

With this living example from a protester’s camera, what you can’t help but be painfully aware of also — retrospectively as well as prospectively — is how the slightest combination of tension, frustration and fear can lead to the highly potent Israeli army lashing out. It’s no doubt a black day for hard-line Israel in the eyes of the world. Perhaps we can also “appreciate,” however (whether the background is Israel or Kabul or Fort Bragg, a poker game, a marriage or a school yard), how the slow-motion here throws a focus on all the Eisners in the world.

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Another in the growing archive of Palestine/Israel “David and Goliath” shots.
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(credit: Abbas Momani/Agence France-Press–Getty Images caption: A Palestinian youth slung a stone at Israeli soldiers during clashes west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank.)
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Another in the growing archive of Palestine/Israel “David and Goliath” shots.

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(credit: Abbas Momani/Agence France-Press–Getty Images caption: A Palestinian youth slung a stone at Israeli soldiers during clashes west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank.)

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Tags #Palestine    #Israel    #West Bank    #Gaza    #Two state solution    #Middle East    #Biblical    #News    #Protest    #Photography    #Photojournalism    #Getty Images   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Pepper Spray Cop makes it to Israel.
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(credit: Ammar Awad/Reuters caption:  Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester during clashes on Land Day after Friday prayers outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City March 30, 2012.) 
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Pepper Spray Cop makes it to Israel.

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(credit: Ammar Awad/Reuters caption: Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester during clashes on Land Day after Friday prayers outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City March 30, 2012.)

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Sic and sick.  (Caption below.)
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(photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images caption: An Israeli army dog attacked a Palestinian protester during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus, in the West Bank.)
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Sic and sick.  (Caption below.)

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(photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images caption: An Israeli army dog attacked a Palestinian protester during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus, in the West Bank.)

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Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Never been a soldier. (Romney war-baiting over Iran at AIPAC.)

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(photo: Reuters caption: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney appears on a monitor as he speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 6, 2012.)

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Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Never been a soldier. (Romney war-baiting over Iran at AIPAC.)

via: Daylife

(photo: Reuters caption: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney appears on a monitor as he speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 6, 2012.)

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Tags #Romney    #AIPAC    #Israel    #photojournalism    #war    #news    #politics   

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Benjamin Netanyahu is captured at a relatively uncovered AIPAC speech flogging the Auschwitz comparison again. Apparently, he’s holding a 1944 letter from the World Jewish Congress to the U.S. War Department in which the WJC asked the U.S. to bomb Auschwitz. The U.S. refused. See what happened? 
Iran would be just like that. Sigh. 
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(photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images  caption: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds copies of 1944 correspondence asking the U.S. War Department to bomb the Auschwitz concentration camp while addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center March 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. Netanyahu met earlier in the day with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House where they discussed Iran. With more than 100,000 members, AIPAC is perhaps the most prominent organizations lobbying the United States government on behalf of Israel.) 
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Benjamin Netanyahu is captured at a relatively uncovered AIPAC speech flogging the Auschwitz comparison again. Apparently, he’s holding a 1944 letter from the World Jewish Congress to the U.S. War Department in which the WJC asked the U.S. to bomb Auschwitz. The U.S. refused. See what happened?

Iran would be just like that. Sigh.

via DayLife

(photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images caption: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds copies of 1944 correspondence asking the U.S. War Department to bomb the Auschwitz concentration camp while addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center March 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. Netanyahu met earlier in the day with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House where they discussed Iran. With more than 100,000 members, AIPAC is perhaps the most prominent organizations lobbying the United States government on behalf of Israel.)

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