Every Christmas Eve, Jewish Israelis flock to churches in the Old City of Jerusalem for Midnight Mass at the Dormition Abbey on Mt. Zion. There are often more Jews in the church than Christians. And a priest knows just what to tell them.
Enas Shalodi and her family sleep in the living room of a temporary house a few doors down from their own. It was destroyed, after her son ran over and killed two Israelis at a train stop in Jerusalem.
Last week, the US military began allowing women into combat units, opening up 33,000 army jobs previously off-limits to women. Israel is one of the most gender-integrated armies in the world, but the debate over whether women really are fit for combat still rages.
It's a story that's familiar to Americans but largely ignored in Israel: Black communities are abused and discriminated against by police — and they've had enough. That's why Israel hosted protests, some of them violent, over the last week as Ethiopian youth demand equal rights.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's has focused her photography on twisting perceptions of immigration and identity in America. Her new project, called "Majority Minority," looks at the changes across generations of immigrant families.
Gal and Rawan met as teens in the United States. War has since tested their bonds several times since the two women returned to Jerusalem, but their friendship has remained intact despite tensions between their peoples.