Photo Galleries

Nazareth's Souq

Some personal photographs from my time in Nazareth, conveying a little of the atmosphere of Israel's only Palestinian city – what I think of as a “de-developed” space…

Nazareth and Judaisation

Nazareth has an unwelcome twin – a Jewish city named Nazareth Ilit, or Upper Nazareth, established as one front in Israel's programme to “Judaise the Galilee”…

Nazareth under Siege

For more than a decade Israel has been meddling in religious matters in Nazareth, stoking tensions between Christians and Muslims as part of its “divide and rule” policy…

Scenes from the Galilee

The overarching theme of Palestinian life in Israel is oppression. But amid the persecution and humiliation, Palestinians affirm their dignity through resistance and protest…

Scenes from the Negev

After mass expulsions by Israel to rid the Negev of its Bedouin, their numbers have slowly recovered, renewing Israeli concerns about how to stop the Bedouin “demographic timebomb”…

Destroyed Villages I

More than 400 Palestinian villages were destroyed during and after the 1948 war. Today, the remains are buried under forests planted by the JNF using tax-exempt donations from the US and Europe…

Destroyed Villages II

Among the official justifications for destroying the hundreds of Palestinian villages were concerns that they “detracted” from the beauty of the landscape and that tourists might ask “unnecessary questions”…

Destroyed Villages III

Israelis’ denial of the Nakba has become less tenable since the 1990s, when a new generation of historians conclusively exploded the many Zionist myths surrounding the events of 1948…

Two Visits to Lifta

The village of Lifta, near Jerusalem, is unique. Unlike the other Palestinian villages emptied in 1948, much of Lifta still stands, many of its buildings untouched except by the ravages of time...

Jenin in Ruins

By the time of my visit, the UN had already backed down from carrying out an investigation and the people of Jenin had been left to rebuild their lives and search for their dead largely on their own...

Scenes from the West Bank

According to Israel's logic, an impoverished Palestinian population living behind a wall has to concentrate on survival, not on the struggle for liberation and statehood…

Scenes from Jerusalem

The 260,000 Palestinians in Jerusalem comprise a third of the population, even after decades of Israel gerrymandering the municipal borders and building settlements on every green space in East Jerusalem...

Arafat's Funeral

The chaotic scenes that greeted his coffin as Palestinians poured into the battered Muqata briefly reminded the world that Arafat had not been made irrelevant to many ordinary Palestinians…

A Tour of the Checkpoints

Palestinians are treated like sheep. The checkpoints herd the rural population into the cities, where they can be penned up. The goal is to annex the vacated land to Israel…