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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."

This Land is Our Land

Israel banished Palestinian residents from Haifa’s Wadi Salib neighborhood in 1948 and evicted its later North African Jewish residents after the 1959 riots. Today, most of its historic structures have been destroyed or are sealed and slated for demolition. In foreground, an old children’s magazine called ‘Our Land.’ Tour organized by Zochrot.

This Land is Our Land

Israel banished Palestinian residents from Haifa’s Wadi Salib neighborhood in 1948 and evicted its later North African Jewish residents after the 1959 riots. Today, most of its historic structures have been destroyed or are sealed and slated for demolition. In foreground, an old children’s magazine called ‘Our Land.’ Tour organized by Zochrot.

Out of Place

Thousands of African refugees, fleeing genocidal persecution and military conscription, seek asylum in Israel and many spend their first nights sleeping on the streets. Full story and slideshow on Tablet Magazine.

Out of Place

Thousands of African refugees, fleeing genocidal persecution and military conscription, seek asylum in Israel and many spend their first nights sleeping on the streets. Full story and slideshow on Tablet Magazine.

RETRO 2010: The Year in Pictures / Audio slideshow

Click here for an audio slideshow of photographs I shot in Israel and the Palestinian Authority during 2010. (Music by Le Trio Joubran)

Passover party promotes refugees in Tel Aviv

Darfur refugee at Passover celebration, Tel Aviv

A pre-Passover event called “Out of Egypt” aimed at supporting the many refugees who flee to Israel was held in Tel Aviv on Friday.

Photos and story by Mati Milstein