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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."

On the Ramparts

Palestinian men wave their national flag atop the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City during Faisal Al-Husseini’s funeral procession in 2001.

On the Ramparts

Palestinian men wave their national flag atop the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City during Faisal Al-Husseini’s funeral procession in 2001.

Hello Kitty

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird plays with a cat in Jerusalem’s Old City during a state visit to the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Click here to view my additional photographs of the visit on the Canadian Foreign Ministry’s Flickr page.

Hello Kitty

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird plays with a cat in Jerusalem’s Old City during a state visit to the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Click here to view my additional photographs of the visit on the Canadian Foreign Ministry’s Flickr page.

Good Friday X: The Passion

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday X: The Passion

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday IX: Sanctum Sanctorum

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday IX: Sanctum Sanctorum

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday VIII: Blind Faith

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday VIII: Blind Faith

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday VII: “We love because he first loved us" (1 John 4:19)

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday VII: “We love because he first loved us" (1 John 4:19)

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday VI: “There were also women looking on from a distance” (Mark 15:40-41)

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday VI: “There were also women looking on from a distance” (Mark 15:40-41)

Ethiopian pilgrims gather after walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday V: Via Dolorosa

Ethiopian pilgrims walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday V: Via Dolorosa

Ethiopian pilgrims walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday IV: “Arm yourselves likewise with the same mind”

Ethiopian pilgrims walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.

Good Friday IV: “Arm yourselves likewise with the same mind”

Ethiopian pilgrims walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday.


Rain Dance Religious Jews dance in Jerusalem’s Hurva Synagogue as part of the  Simchat Beit HaShoevah ceremony that invokes God’s blessing for rain  during the Sukkot holiday.

Rain Dance

Religious Jews dance in Jerusalem’s Hurva Synagogue as part of the Simchat Beit HaShoevah ceremony that invokes God’s blessing for rain during the Sukkot holiday.

¡Ándale! ¡Ándale!

A Palestinian youth gallops a horse along Jerusalem’s Old City walls during Laylat al-Qadr celebrations in the last week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

¡Ándale! ¡Ándale!

A Palestinian youth gallops a horse along Jerusalem’s Old City walls during Laylat al-Qadr celebrations in the last week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Top 10 Discoveries of 2009 - Rubaiyat Pot, Jerusalem

Rubaiyat, by Omar Khayyam

این کوزه چو من عاشق زاری بوده است
This clay pot like a lover once in heat
در بند سر زلف نگاری بوده‌ست
A lock of hair his senses did defeat
این دسته که بر گردن او می‌بینی
The handle that has made the bottleneck its own seat
دستی‌ست که برگردن یاری بوده‌ست
Was once the embrace of a lover that entreat