Haaretz English at 25: The Iconic Photos

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A woman cradles her baby in a Nazareth hospital after a successful birth through an alternative C-section method.
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Choosing the most fascinating, beautiful and important photos for each year since Haaretz English Edition was born in 1997 is pretty much impossible. Even choosing just one good photo from a week of Israeli news cycle is absolutely unthinkable.

So since our list of "the most iconic photos" of the past 25 years is bound to be random at best, think of them as personal choices – from the Love Parade in the early 2000s to a healthy birth this year. These are the special moments we've covered – among so many thousands of stories.

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1997

The skyline of Israel's commercial capital takes shape: Two of three Azrieli Towers in north Tel Aviv are under construction.

Credit: Sa'ar Ya'acov / GPO

1998

Arabs protesting against the appropriation of land in the city of Umm al-Fahm, located in Israel's Triangle region.

Credit: Pavel Wolberg

1999

Haaretz's veteran correspondent Gideon Levy with his pen and pad of paper in the West Bank, flanked by some furry friends.

Credit: Miki Kratsman

2000

Israeli soldiers taking a rest during the withdrawal from southern Lebanon.

Credit: Yaron Kaminski

2001

The new Ben-Gurion International Airport terminal, a month before its grand opening.

Credit: Alon Ron

2002

Cold eggs and a ripped Haggadah: The aftermath of the deadliest suicide bombing of the Second Intifada in Netanya's Park Hotel during a Passover Seder. Thirty civilians were killed and 140 were injured by the Hamas terror attack.

Credit: Ariel Schalit

2003

An Israeli settler carrying a drum over his shoulder in the West Bank city of Hebron. In the backdrop, a shuttered shop in the Palestinian city is spray-painted with Jewish supremacist logo.

Credit: Pavel Wolberg

2004

Israelis enjoy the Love Parade on Tel Aviv's port.

Credit: Nir Kafri

2005

A forlorn woman is seen through a wet windowpane after the evacuation of the Israeli settlement of Gush Katif in the southern Gaza, as part of Israel's unilateral withdraw from the Strip.

Credit: Nir Kedar

2006

A Palestinian woman bathes in a beach in southern Jaffa during the Second Lebanon War.

Credit: Dan Keinan

2007

A reflection of an Israeli soldier meanders above a group of reservists in a kibbutz in the Negev desert.

Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

2008

Behind bars and barbed wires: Blindfolded Palestinian detainees in the Gaza Strip.

Credit: Nir Kafri

2009

Joint Israeli-Palestinian protests against an early wave of evictions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

Credit: Daniel Bar-On

2010

The charred snags of trees after the deadliest forest fire in Israel's history took hold on Mount Carmel, near Haifa, leaving 44 dead.

Credit: Gil Cohen-Magen

2011

Israelis sleep in tents on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard in what was one of the largest and most iconic protest movements in the country's history against soaring prices.

Credit: Tali Mayer

2012

An Ethiopian paints his face half white, half black in a protest march against racism, setting out from the southern Israel city of Kiryat Malachi.

Credit: Ilan Assayag

2013

A soldier leans on her gun awaiting the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama on the tarmac of Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

2014

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepting rockets during the 2014 Gaza War. Some 2,200 Palestinians and over 70 Israelis were killed in Israel's most protracted and deadly conflict with Hamas to date.

Credit: David Bachar

2015

American tourists visit the beach in Tel Aviv, as part of an organized Birthright trip for members of the LGBTQ community.

Credit: Daniel Tchetchik

2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu host Yasam policemen at the Prime Minister's residency.

Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg

2017

A drag queen flaunts a pearl necklace and voluminous burgundy hair in Israel's first drag competition at Tel Aviv's Cinematheque.

Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

2018

Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl who captured the world's attention when she slapped an Israeli soldiers in her West Bank hometown of Nabi Saleh, at her trial at Ofer Military Court.

Credit: Meged Gozani

2019

Protesters surround a police car in the central Israel city of Ramle to prevent the deportation of 13-year-old asylum seeker Gena Antigo and her mother.

Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

2020

A man sips his coffee from mandatory 14-day isolation in one of Israel's quarantine hotels, as the coronavirus pandemic grinds the world to a halt.

Credit: David Bachar

2021

As corruption allegations mounted against Israel's longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu small groups of protesters outside his official residence on Balfour Street, Jerusalem, turned into one of the most popular and colorful mass movement's in the country's history.

Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg

2022

A woman cradles her baby in a Nazareth hospital after a successful birth through an alternative C-section method.

Credit: Hadas Parush

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