Joel Schalit / 19 Nov 2023

Learning From the Protests

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #4

Regime change is on the horizon. Nationalism and borders are in; diversity and migrants are out. The centre-right is turning far-right, and populists will sweep the 2024 EU elections.(...)
Joel Schalit / 05 Nov 2023

The Sukkot War in Europe

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #2

If Saturday’s protests in Berlin and London are any indication, Israel has lost the public relations war. Never mind who started the Sukkot conflict and Hamas’ brutal massacre of Israeli civilians.(...)
Joel Schalit / 05 Oct 2023

Shooting Wars

Valencia Remix

It was an appropriate installation for a church. Surrounded on three sides by an outdoor exhibit of war photography, the graveyard-like stand-ins were unmistakable.(...)
Joel Schalit / 20 Sep 2023

Florence for Outsiders

Ingathering of Exiles

They were all soldiers. Or at least had been. Some spoke in Hebrew, others in Italian. Some didn't understand each other. My Israeli father served as translator, talking to everyone in English and German. That did the trick.(...)
Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2023

Reading Politics

The Battleground’s Fall Books List

Journalists don't read books. Or if they do, very sparingly. Trained to follow the 24-hour news cycle, they focus on the daily flow of events, hour by hour, minute by minute. That's the narrative we know.(...)

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