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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."

Towards One State

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greets former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Ramallah during a visit by The Elders to the West Bank, Israel and Egypt. The visit was aimed at drawing attention to the imperiled two-state solution and to lend support to the Egyptian democratic transition. (© Mati Milstein | The Elders)

Towards One State

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greets former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Ramallah during a visit by The Elders to the West Bank, Israel and Egypt. The visit was aimed at drawing attention to the imperiled two-state solution and to lend support to the Egyptian democratic transition. (© Mati Milstein | The Elders)

From the Rooftops

People crowd the rooftops of downtown Ramallah to watch a live outdoor broadcast of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

From the Rooftops

People crowd the rooftops of downtown Ramallah to watch a live outdoor broadcast of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

The Blue Chair

Palestinians parade through central Ramallah past a symbolic United Nations seat prior to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ UN speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

The Blue Chair

Palestinians parade through central Ramallah past a symbolic United Nations seat prior to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ UN speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

Bloodsport

Palestinian men watch Israeli army sharpshooters firing rubber bullets at protesters during clashes in the Qalandiya refugee camp on the outskirts of Ramallah prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

Bloodsport

Palestinian men watch Israeli army sharpshooters firing rubber bullets at protesters during clashes in the Qalandiya refugee camp on the outskirts of Ramallah prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

Window Shopping

Israeli troops advance into the Qalandiya refugee camp on the outskirts of Ramallah during clashes with Palestinians prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

Window Shopping

Israeli troops advance into the Qalandiya refugee camp on the outskirts of Ramallah during clashes with Palestinians prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

Passport Control

Israeli troops face off against Palestinian protesters during clashes at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

Passport Control

Israeli troops face off against Palestinian protesters during clashes at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

The Children of the Stones

A Palestinian man uses a slingshot to hurl rocks at Israeli troops during clashes at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

The Children of the Stones

A Palestinian man uses a slingshot to hurl rocks at Israeli troops during clashes at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.


Rallying the Troops

A Palestinian man rallies fellow protesters during clashes with Israeli troops at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

Rallying the Troops

A Palestinian man rallies fellow protesters during clashes with Israeli troops at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

The Gang’s All Here

Palestinian President  Mahmoud Abbas is joined at a luncheon in his Ramallah headquarters by  former Israeli Labor Party leader Chairman Amram Mitzna and Palestinian  negotiators Hanan  Ashrawi and Yasser Abed Rabbo.

The Gang’s All Here

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is joined at a luncheon in his Ramallah headquarters by former Israeli Labor Party leader Chairman Amram Mitzna and Palestinian negotiators Hanan Ashrawi and Yasser Abed Rabbo.