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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."

Smoke Break

An Israeli infantry soldier on operations near the West Bank Palestinian city of Ramallah.

Smoke Break

An Israeli infantry soldier on operations near the West Bank Palestinian city of Ramallah.

Two Boots & Flower

An Israeli infantry soldier naps during training operations in the country’s north.

Two Boots & Flower

An Israeli infantry soldier naps during training operations in the country’s north.

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.

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.

The Shadows



Israeli infantry soldiers participate in night exercises near the country’s northern border.

The Shadows

Israeli infantry soldiers participate in night exercises near the country’s northern border.

Dog of War

An Israeli soldier stretches atop an armored vehicle near the Gaza border during the November conflict.

Dog of War

An Israeli soldier stretches atop an armored vehicle near the Gaza border during the November conflict.

Homeward Bound

Noam Schalit, father of Israeli POW Gilad Schalit who has been held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip for five years. Schalit will reportedly be returned to Israel on Tuesday in an Israel-Hamas prisoner swap deal.

Homeward Bound

Noam Schalit, father of Israeli POW Gilad Schalit who has been held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip for five years. Schalit will reportedly be returned to Israel on Tuesday in an Israel-Hamas prisoner swap deal.

PHOTO GALLERY: British Foreign Secretary visits Israel

William Hague held talks with FM Avigdor Lieberman and the parents of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Click here for the full gallery. Photos by Mati Milstein

How you doin’?

An Israeli soldier and a local Palestinian woman share a moment during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

How you doin’?

An Israeli soldier and a local Palestinian woman share a moment during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

No one laughs at God in a war

An Israeli soldier runs to seek cover from Palestinian sniper fire in the Gaza Strip.

No one laughs at God in a war

An Israeli soldier runs to seek cover from Palestinian sniper fire in the Gaza Strip.

Soldier on patrol

West Bank

Soldier on patrol

West Bank