Can everybody just stop criticising Israel-Palestine politics and just concentrate on the photograph (which, for the record, I think is very good).
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.
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
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........
Let's review what is being celebrated here, shall we?
"This photo was taken at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, during the celebration of the 66th Colonisation Day of PALESTINE,"
@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.
@Peter Beck Thank you.
@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