Haaretz Photographers' Top 2020 Photos of Israel

These are the best photos of the year taken by Haaretz photographers, moments of history caught on camera

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Some of the best photos of 2020.
Credit: Tomer Appelbaum, Ofer Vaknin, Moti Milrod, Meged Goazni, Emil Salman,

2020 will be remembered as the year when the world changed. The life that we knew will probably never return – but there are opportunities to restart, to amend, to upgrade.

These are the best photos of the year taken by Haaretz photographers, moments of history caught on camera.

Cattle walk past Israeli army tanks in the northern Golan Heights, in July.Credit: Gil Elyahu
The Deer Forest in Odem in the Golan Heights, in January.Credit: Gil Elyahu
Cloudy sky above the fields of the Ein Harod kibbutz in northern Israel, in January.Credit: Gil Eliyau
An Israeli army tank in a dry sunflowers field on the border with Gaza Strip, in August.Credit: Eliyau Hershkovitz
A soldier tries to extinguish a fire caused by incendiary balloons on the border with Gaza Strip, in August.Credit: Eliyau Hershkovitz
Children exmine the place where a Grad missile shot from Gaza hit a playground, in the center of Sderot, southern Israel, in February.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
A child cleans up voting ballots in Be'er Sheva, in March.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
A man washes in a hot spring site near Hamat Gader in the Yarmour River Valley, in December. Credit: Ilan Assayag
A man examines the damage to a laundry store that was hit by a grad missile from Gaza, in the southern city of Ashdod, in September. Credit: Ilan Assayag
Jaffa neighbors watch a flooded car, during a period of heavy rain and floods, in January. Credit: Ilan Assayag
Family members attend the funeral of Esther Horgen, a resident of the settlement of Tal Menashe, who was found lifeless in a forest in the West Bank.Credit: Rami Shlush
People watch planes fly over Rambam Health Care Center, during Israel's Independence Day airshow, in April.Credit: Rami Shlush
Rescuing locals from a flooding in Nahariya, northern Israel, in January. Credit: Rami Shlush
The Dead Sea, in February.Credit: Ofer Vaknin
Eilat, in October.Credit: Ofer Vaknin
A man salutes a grave at the Kiriyat Schaul Military Cemetary, on Yom HaZikaron, Israel's remembrance day, in April.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
Jackals at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park.Credit: Ofer Vaknin
A family of wild boars eats grass in a residential neighborhood in Haifa, in April.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg
A man examines an art work by U.S. artist Jeff Koens after the Tel Aviv Museum of Art was reopened following the first COVID-19 lockdown, in December.Credit: Moti Milrod
The almost empty Menora Mivtachim (Yad Eliyahu) arena in southern Tel Aviv ahead of a EuroLeague game between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Anadolu Efes S.K., in March. Credit: Nir Keidar
A coronavirus test in Bnei Brak, central Israel, in April.Credit: Nir Keidar
An Israeli health worker in a hazmat suit throws a face mask at a coronavirus testing compound in East Jerusalem's Shuafat refugee camp, in April. Credit: Emil Salman
Israeli border police agents monitor a street in the Mea She'arim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, in March.Credit: Emil Salman
Police agents in hazmat suits escort people out of the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, in April.Credit: Moti Milrod
A man visits a relative in the coronavirus ward at Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, in April. Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg
Forensics agents arrive at the murder scene of Tatiana Khaikin, in May. Israeli domestic violence complaints jumped tenfold since the start of the first coronavirus lockdown.Credit: Meged Gozani
Israeli border police agents visit a home where a woman was murdered by her partner in Tayibe, northern Israel, in July. Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
A demonstration of merchants in southern Tel Aviv, in August. Credit: Moti Milrod
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then Culture Minister Miri Regev visit the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem ahead of a round of general election, in February. Credit: Emil Salman
Anti-Netanyahu demonstrators lay on each other during a demonstration near the prime minister residence, in August.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
Tomer Appelbaum's drone photo that won him a 2020 Siena Award: Rabin Square during a protest against the Netanyahu government's handling of the coronavirus crisis. Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
An anti-Netanyahu demonstrator holds the Israeli flag as he faces a water cannon during a demonstration outside the prime minister residence in Jerusalem, in July.Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg
Children play near the ruins of tents and shacks which Israel demolished in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Humsa in the Jordan Valley which housed 74 people, in November.Credit: Meged Gozani
Cyclists watch people pray on Dizingoff Square on Yom Kippur, in October.Credit: Ofer Vaknin

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