David Vaaknin

Memories of war amid frolicking on Tel Aviv’s beaches for The Washington Post

Commission for The Washington Post

Author: William Booth

Photo Editor: Jade-Snow Joachim


Photos for a story about beach lifestyle in Tel Aviv, a year after Israel-Gaza conflict of summer 2014, also known as Operation Protective Edge. Read the story online

women sunbathe at the beach in Tel Aviv Israel on a hot summer day
Ruth Bar (R) sunbathes with another woman, at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Israelis play soccer at the beach in Tel Aviv
Israelis play soccer at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
An Israeli man plays Matkot or beach paddleball at the beach in Tel Aviv Israel
An Israeli man plays 'Matkot', or beach paddleball, which is often referred to as the country's national sport, at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Orin Yitzhak plays Matkot or beach paddleball at the beach in Tel Aviv Israel
Orin Yitzhak plays 'Matkot', or beach paddleball, which is often referred to as the country's national sport, at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
An Israeli man takes a break during his workout session at the beach in Tel Aviv
An Israeli man takes a break during his workout session at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Israelis play musical instruments and sing at the beach in Tel Aviv
Israelis play musical instruments and sing at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Israelis play musical instruments and sing at the beach in Tel Aviv
Israelis play musical instruments and sing at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Israelis enjoy a hot summer afternoon and play Matkot or beach paddleball at the beach in Tel Aviv
A distant view of the Old City of Jaffa provides the backdrop, as Israelis enjoy a hot summer afternoon and play 'Matkot', or beach paddleball, which is often referred to as the country's national sport, at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Israelis enjoy a hot summer afternoon at the beach in Tel Aviv
Israelis enjoy a hot summer afternoon at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Israelis enjoy a warm summer day at the marina in Tel Aviv
Israelis enjoy a warm summer day at the marina in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
An Israeli couple kisses on a paddle board near the marina in Tel Aviv
An Israeli couple kisses on a paddle board near the marina in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Paddle boarders are silhouetted during sunset at the beach in Tel Aviv
Paddle boarders are silhouetted during sunset at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Israeli women watch the sunset at the beach in Tel Aviv
Israeli women watch the sunset at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
Paddle boarders are silhouetted during sunset at the beach in Tel Aviv
Paddle boarders are silhouetted during sunset at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 21, 2015.
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