Top 10 pho­to­graphs of the decade

The Jerusalem Post - The Jerusalem Post Magazine - - CONTENTS - • By MARC IS­RAEL SELLEM

Jerusalem Post photograph­er Marc Is­rael Sellem presents some of his fa­vorite images from the more than a mil­lion (1,100,385 pic­tures) he has shot for the news­pa­per over the past decade. He chose the pho­tos to rep­re­sent both his per­sonal fa­vorites and those that cap­ture the spirit of the decade just end­ing.

2. Shalom, Shi­mon: Late pres­i­dent Shi­mon Peres waves good­bye at the Shi­mon Peres Cen­ter in Jaffa in 2014.

1. Hearty hug: A rabbi and Pales­tinian greet each other, as they meet at the Gush Etzion junc­tion to hold prayers to­gether in the sum­mer of 2014.

4. Sen­sa­tional sea: Photo taken in 2011 when the Dead Sea was a can­di­date for one of the Seven Nat­u­ral Won­ders of the World.

3. Pal­ly­wood pro­pa­ganda: Two shots of a woman at a protest for Pales­tinian pris­on­ers in Ra­mal­lah in 2011. The first, smil­ing im­age is be­fore she is aware of the cam­era; the tear­ful one, when she re­al­izes her photo is be­ing taken.

8. Flee­ing the flames: An Is­raeli border po­lice­man res­cues a Pales­tinian child from a burn­ing house in the Jerusalem neigh­bor­hood of Isawiya, dur­ing Nakba Day ri­ots in 2011.

9. Mus­tache ma­neu­ver: One im­age steals all the at­ten­tion dur­ing a 2014 meet­ing in Jerusalem be­tween Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel and Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Netanyahu.

10. Spir­i­tual Su­per­man: An ul­tra-Ortho­dox IDF sol­dier proudly steps out in Jerusalem’s Old City at the height of the de­bate on con­scrip­tion of haredim in 2014.

7. Good Neigh­bor greet­ing: Syr­ian chil­dren cross the border into Is­rael for med­i­cal treat­ment, 2018.

5. The next gen­er­a­tion: A “hill­top” fam­ily in Yitzhar plays with their young son, 2018.

6. Ko­tel connectivi­ty: The smart­phone era comes to the Western Wall, 2011.

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