Israel’s spirit, beauty and resilience in 2021 as seen by its photographers.
By Pesach Benson, United With Israel
While Israelis will remember 2021 primarily for COVID, a Gaza war and a change in government, there was a lot to be upbeat about too.
Here are ten amazing photos capturing Israel’s spirit, resilience and beauty.
New immigrants from northeast India kiss a mezuzah at Ben Gurion Airport, Jan. 3, 2021. (Laura Ben-David via Israel21c)
Migrating great white pelicans at a reservoir in the Hefer Valley, Nov. 13, 2021. (Gil Yaari/Flash90)
A long exposure photograph shows a meteor shower near Nahal Paran, in the Negev, Aug. 12, 2021. (Edi Israel/Flash90)
The head of Israel’s mission in Dubai, Ilan Sztulman, and his wife Jacqueline with their newborn daughter Mia – the first Israeli baby born in the United Arab Emirates, Aug 14, 2021. (Israeli Foreign Ministry)
Firefighters tirelessly battle a fire at Moshav Giva’at Ye’arim in the Jerusalem Forest, Aug. 16, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei (in white) competes at the International Judo Federation’s Grand Slam in Tel Aviv, Feb. 19, 2021. Mollaei fled Iran in 2019 after sporting authorities warned him not to compete against Israeli Sagi Muki at a tournament in Japan.(Sabau Gabriela/International Judo Federation)
A stunning September sunset at Achziv Beach between Nahariya and Rosh HaNikra. (Nicky Blackburn via Israel21c)
A Golani Brigade soldier during a readiness exercise in the north, April 21, 2021. (IDF)
Ethiopian Jews in Jerusalem celebrating Sigd, a holiday marking their connection to the land of Israel, Nov. 4, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
A Jerusalem construction crane at sunset, Sept. 1, 2021. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
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