Photos for a story about daily life around the Damascus Gate, which has been the focal point for many shooting and stabbing attacks committed by Palestinian assailants against Israelis in the past several months.
During the making of this story, The Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief, William Booth and reporter Sufian Taha were briefly detained by Israeli Police. More about this unfortunate incident here
Photos for a story in The Washington Post, about the controversy following Palestinian criticism of Airbnb for allowing West Bank Israeli settlement homeowners to lease their homes as vacation rentals through the website, which some find misleading for failing to mention the property is on occupied land claimed by the Palestinians.
I have to say that it feels wonderful to have a front page photo from this story, especially after such a busy night in American politics.
A man is seen holding a sign which reads in Hebrew and Arabic 'Israeli - Palestinian peace now' during a women's march outside the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem on March 4, 2015, as part of an initiative called 'Women Wage Peace' urging Israeli lawmakers to act for a political agreement with the Palestinians.
Israeli policemen take position near the scene of an attack in a Synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel, on November 18, 2014. Two Palestinian men armed with axes, knives and guns attacked worshipers praying inside the Synagogue, killing four people before they were shot dead by police, Israeli officials said.a
An Israeli left-wing peace activist hangs a sign which reads in Hebrew: "There is a way without violence" on a bus decorated with peace slogans in Jerusalem, Israel, on July 18, 2014. The initiative is dubbed: "The Peace Bus" and its organizers hope to make the way from Jerusalem to the Israel-Gaza border delivering a message of solidarity and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.
Israeli women hold banners with the slogan 'Bring Back Our Boys' written on them, as they sing and pray during a demonstration calling for the return of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas militants, on June 19, 2014, at Alon Shvut junction in Gush Etzion, a cluster of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, from where the three teenagers who were hitchhiking a week earlier were kidnapped.