June 14, 2014

Fireworks Over Jerusalem

Photograph by Dor Kedmi, National Geographic Your Shot

"This photo was taken at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, during the celebration of the 66th Independence Day of Israel," writes Your Shot member Dor Kedmi, who arrived at the location about an hour before the fireworks display started. "I was looking for the best angle to capture them. Fortunately, two soldiers stood in front of me and helped me a lot in capturing the moment."

Kedmi's picture recently appeared in the Your Shot Daily Dozen.

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26 comments
Drkamal Mohanani
Drkamal Mohanani

FIRE WORKS OF JOY , HAPPINESS , LIBERTY - DR KAMAL MOHANANI

Timothy Brown
Timothy Brown

Can everybody just stop criticising Israel-Palestine politics and just concentrate on the photograph (which, for the record, I think is very good).

Haitham Jafar
Haitham Jafar

Apologies for deflecting and getting into "politics" and what not but independence? From who/m ? 


Get some facts right please, will u dear national geographic, it ain't that hard to dig into recent history. 

Hasan Zubair
Hasan Zubair

It looks nostalgic, reminds me of Hitler's soldiers from second world war movies. As for the photography side, there isn't anything in it to be chosen as "photo of the day". Sorry but that's what I see

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Such an effective photograph with the two young soldiers enjoying the fireworks display. And the cameraman who put it all together. Good shot.  j.e.s........

Bellz Webster
Bellz Webster

Its sad that there is so much trouble over that way now.

Tilal Abubakr
Tilal Abubakr

"This photo was taken at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, during the celebration of the 66th Colonisation Day of PALESTINE,"

Gal Guetta
Gal Guetta

@Peter Beck I've only read it for 5 minutes and realized  - don't believe everything you read online. I mean, seriously, I bet that if I'll write somewhere that the Israeli soldiers rape every Palestinian girl they see and kill every newborn people will probably believe that because It's written online, and when I'll visit any other country people will be surprised that I'm not a rapist or a child killer.

I'm Israeli, and is I am a soldier in a combat unit.

I admit that this long conflict between us the and Palestinians is no very fun for them (or us, but that's probably not what you want to read), and I do not agree with many of the things that my government do.

but putting all that things aside, i and a few of my Arab friends from over here, and yes we are friends, can tell you only that: come here for a visit, stay here for a month, I'll gladly host you in my house like i do with many couch-surfers, and them make up your mind.

otherwise, please stop talking crap about us on the internet, its really annoying to know that everyone WHO HASN'T VISITED ISRAEL/PALESTINE hates us for no real reason.


Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

Yuri Feldman
Yuri Feldman

@Tilal Abubakr This photo was taken at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, during the celebration of the 66th Independence Day of Israel --for whom can't understand or doesn't want

Hasan Zubair
Hasan Zubair

@Yuri Feldman @Tilal Abubakr You have to be kidding. Can you tell me independence from whom? Should we name it properly as deception since it has been long time that occupation is portrayed as independence, at least it fits better as a title"!

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