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Mati Milstein / Photojournalist

Shooting news, documentary and commercial photography from the Middle East to North America.

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."

Seaside view / Looking North from Jaffa to Tel Aviv

My photograph featured in the 30 November, 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Seaside view / Looking North from Jaffa to Tel Aviv

My photograph featured in the 30 November, 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Rest in Peace

The Tasou cemetery in Jaffa, seen in this nighttime photograph, has been the focal point of a decades-long, protracted legal battle between the city’s Palestinian Muslim community and a private Israeli real estate developer.

Rest in Peace

The Tasou cemetery in Jaffa, seen in this nighttime photograph, has been the focal point of a decades-long, protracted legal battle between the city’s Palestinian Muslim community and a private Israeli real estate developer.

Free Fly Zone

Israeli air force planes fly over St. Peter’s Church in the coastal city of Jaffa as the country marks its 65th Independence Day. In 1945, Jaffa had a population of 101,580, of whom 53,930 were Muslims, 30,820 were Jews and 16,800 were Christians. When Jewish forces occupied the city on 14 May, 1948, only 4,000 of the city’s Muslim and Christian Palestinian residents remained.

Free Fly Zone

Israeli air force planes fly over St. Peter’s Church in the coastal city of Jaffa as the country marks its 65th Independence Day. In 1945, Jaffa had a population of 101,580, of whom 53,930 were Muslims, 30,820 were Jews and 16,800 were Christians. When Jewish forces occupied the city on 14 May, 1948, only 4,000 of the city’s Muslim and Christian Palestinian residents remained.

Drop your weapon

An Israeli infantry soldier rests during military operations in the occupied Palestinian Gaza Strip in 2000. This image appears in my non-fiction book My New Middle East, which was a finalist for the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.

Drop your weapon

An Israeli infantry soldier rests during military operations in the occupied Palestinian Gaza Strip in 2000. This image appears in my non-fiction book My New Middle East, which was a finalist for the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.

Women’s Intifada

Palestinian women and men in Jaffa demonstrate in solidarity with Egyptian women struggling against sexual harassment and assault.

Women’s Intifada

Palestinian women and men in Jaffa demonstrate in solidarity with Egyptian women struggling against sexual harassment and assault.

Another Brick in the Wall

Israeli soldiers stop a Palestinian youth seeking to enter Nablus through one of the military checkpoints surrounding the West Bank city.

Another Brick in the Wall

Israeli soldiers stop a Palestinian youth seeking to enter Nablus through one of the military checkpoints surrounding the West Bank city.

In Front

The nesa’iyéh photographic project explores the visual representation of Palestinian women activists in the context of struggle against the Israeli occupation. Click here for more information.

In Front

The nesa’iyéh photographic project explores the visual representation of Palestinian women activists in the context of struggle against the Israeli occupation. Click here for more information.

All for one, one for all


Young Palestinians assist each other after being overcome by teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest in the West Bank on 15 May, 2012.

All for one, one for all

Young Palestinians assist each other after being overcome by teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest in the West Bank on 15 May, 2012.

Christmas by the Sea

Members of the Orthodox Christian community and other local residents celebrate Christmas with a parade in the seaside city of Jaffa.

Christmas by the Sea

Members of the Orthodox Christian community and other local residents celebrate Christmas with a parade in the seaside city of Jaffa.

Walking the Line


An Israeli infantry soldier takes part in night maneuvers near the country’s northern border.

Walking the Line

An Israeli infantry soldier takes part in night maneuvers near the country’s northern border.

Israeli Army Shells Gaza Strip

Seen from the Israeli side of the border, Israeli military forces launch illumination flares while shelling the northern Gaza Strip before a ceasefire that was to go into effect at midnight, November 19, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein

Israeli Army Shells Gaza Strip

Seen from the Israeli side of the border, Israeli military forces launch illumination flares while shelling the northern Gaza Strip before a ceasefire that was to go into effect at midnight, November 19, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein

Businesses Sit Empty In Southern Israel Due To Rocket Strikes

Only one customer sits in a normally bustling McDonalds branch in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon as Hamas fires rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, November 20, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein

Businesses Sit Empty In Southern Israel Due To Rocket Strikes

Only one customer sits in a normally bustling McDonalds branch in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon as Hamas fires rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, November 20, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein

Israeli Army Units Gather And Prepare For A Ground Operation In Gaza

Israeli army units gather and prepare their equipment in southern Israel near Gaza as Hamas fires rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, November 20, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein

Israeli Army Units Gather And Prepare For A Ground Operation In Gaza

Israeli army units gather and prepare their equipment in southern Israel near Gaza as Hamas fires rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, November 20, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein

Israeli Soldiers Prepare Artillery For Firing Into Gaza

An Israeli army artillery piece is positioned in an agricultural field in southern Israel as Hamas fires rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, November 20, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein

Israeli Soldiers Prepare Artillery For Firing Into Gaza

An Israeli army artillery piece is positioned in an agricultural field in southern Israel as Hamas fires rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, November 20, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein

Israelis Examine a House Hit By Rocket Fired From Gaza

A local resident examines damage to a house hit directly by a rocket fired into the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva by Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip, November 20, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein

Israelis Examine a House Hit By Rocket Fired From Gaza

A local resident examines damage to a house hit directly by a rocket fired into the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva by Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip, November 20, 2012. UPI/Mati Milstein