Ultra-Orthodox Jews blow their whistles during a protest against members of the liberal Jewish religious group Women of the Wall wearing phylacteries and the Tallit shawl, traditional Jewish prayer apparel for men, as they pray at the plaza near the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday, marking the first day of the Jewish month of Elul.
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Ultra-orthodox Jewish yeshiva students cool themselves in a water fountain in Jerusalem next to the Old City walls, enjoying their annual bein hazmanim (between the times) summer holiday
An Israeli soldier sleeps as ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths pray on Tisha B’Av at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, on Tuesday
Israeli paratroopers toss the red berets awarded to them after completing an overnight march, at the end of a ceremony at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on Thursday Read more
A woman with her distressed son shows her anger as Israeli bulldozers knock down a Palestinian home in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, on Wednesday. Homes that are built without a construction permit risk being demolished by the Jerusalem municipality Read more
A Palestinian boy wears a bandana that reads “coming to Jerusalem” in Arabic during a rally to mark Nakba Day in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Palestinians annually mark the “nakba”, or “catastrophe”, which describes their defeat and displacement in the war that followed Israel’s founding in 1948.
A Christian Orthodox pilgrim holds a wooden cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa marking the Orthodox Good Friday in Jerusalem‘s old city. Thousands of pilgrims take part in processions along the route where, according to tradition, Jesus carried the cross during his last days.
Palestinian Orthodox Christians attend the Palm Sunday procession at a church in Gaza City on Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves, a week before his crucifixion. Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on May 5. Read more