West Bank

Recent Publication - The Washington Post Outlook Special Issue

June 5th, 2017, marked the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. Half a century has passed since Israel gained control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Ahead of that date, I was commissioned to photograph a story by Dan Ephron for a special issue of The Washington Post Outlook Section.

Photo Editor: Chloe Coleman

Layout Design: Danielle Rindler

Read the story online, or head over to the commissions page to see more, including unpublished photos.

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Portrait: The High Priest of the ancient Samaritan community, Ovadia Cohen

The high priest of the ancient Samaritan community, Ovadia Cohen, poses for a portrait on Mount Gerizim, near the West Bank Palestinian city of Nablus, on March 22, 2017.

According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of the northern Israelite tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, who survived the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) by the Assyrians in 722 BCE. Samaritans follow four principles of faith: One God – the God of Israel; One Prophet – Moses son of Amram; One Holy Book – The Torah, the first five books of the Bible and one Holy Place – Mount Gerizim. Today, the small community numbers about 700 people, approximately half of them live in a village at Mount Gerizim, near the Palestinian city of Nablus, and the rest in the Israeli city of Holon, south of Tel Aviv.

Recent Publication - The Washington Post

I'm proud to have my photo on the front page of The Washington Post for the second time this month. Story by William Booth. Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick

Read the story online here, or head over to my commissions page to see more, including some pics that didn't make the final cut into the published version.

Recent Publication - The Washington Post

Following the UN Security Council Resolution to declare Israeli settlements illegal and a speech by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry in which he defended the Obama administration's decision to allow the resolution, Photo Editor Nick Kirkpatrick of The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story about Israel's West Bank Jewish Settlements. Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick

Read the story by Griff Witte here, or head over to the commissions page to see more, including some pics that didn't make the final cut into the published versions

Mothers Demonstration

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.

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