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A Conflict Photographer Captures Boys on the Precipice of Manhood

Amit Elkayam​'s tender photos offer an intimate look at young American men as they transition into adults.
Clara Mokri
9.13.18
Stuff

Israelis Share the Stories They Made Up to Dodge Military Service

In a country with conscription for every man and woman, you have to tell tall tales to get out of the army.
Dalia Mandel
7.8.16
Travel

The Oppressive Architecture of the West Bank

A look at life inside Hebron, where Palestinians' everyday lives are hemmed in by a system of soldiers, checkpoints, barricades, and violence.
Molly Crabapple
8.24.15
News

The Canadian Veteran Who Fought the Islamic State Is Back Home

Dillon Hillier, a Canadian combat veteran who jumped on a plane from Calgary to fight alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga has returned home, according to a Facebook post from his father.
Ben Makuch
1.28.15
News

This Canadian-Israeli Woman Is Fighting the Islamic State with the Kurds

Earlier today, reports emerged from Israeli news agencies that a Canadian woman named Gill Rosenberg had joined Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to help them fight the Islamic State.
Ben Makuch
11.11.14
VICE News

Israel's Other Religious War: The Ultra Orthodox Versus the IDF

Ultra-Orthodox adherents of Judaism have long been exempt from military service in Israel, but lately this exception has sparked outrage from the secular majority.
VICE Staff
10.24.14
News

Racists Are Rampaging Through Israel

Militarism and nationalism have always been part of the Israeli education system—embedded in history books, on maps on the walls, in cartoons of Palestinians on camels—but things seem to have gone further under Netanyahu’s watch.
Philip Kleinfeld
8.1.14
News

Journalists Are Dodging Rockets and Online Attacks as Gaza Crumbles

The role of the press in the turbulent conflict playing out in the Gaza Strip is becoming more and more a part of the story.
Justin Glawe
7.30.14
News

Israel Is Killing Hundreds of Civilians in Gaza, and American Elites Don't Really Care

The mounting death toll and general suffering inflicted on civilians in Gaza is disconcerting. Somewhat lower on the "horrific” scale, but still pretty messed up, is the portrayal of the bloodshed in American media outlets.
Michael Tracey
7.22.14
News

Twisted Conflict Spectatorship in Israel and Palestine

On a hilltop outside Sderot, Israel—a city that sits just a mile away from northern Gaza—locals cheer as missiles flash before them in a grisly ritual neither side can resist.
Beenish Ahmed
7.21.14
News

Israel's Bombardment of Gaza Earns Thumbs Up from New York Politicians

When I asked US Congressman Jerrold Nadler at a Stand with Israel rally in New York City whether our government bears any culpability for the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza, he called me an “ass” and stormed away.
Michael Tracey
7.16.14
News

Soccer Is Under Fire in Palestine

The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) has complained that Israel consistently undermines Palestinian soccer development—partly by blowing up their soccer fields—and wants them kicked out of FIFA.
Ben Gelblum
6.24.14
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