Joel Schalit / 03 Dec 2023

Torino After the Pause

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #5

The flyers of Israeli captives still haven't come down. Partially torn, covered in angry comments, nearly two months after the start of the war, they serve as a brutal reminder that Gaza is only a three-hour flight away.(...)
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 / 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 / 03 May 2023

May Day in Torino

First Meloni Edition

Rain is always bad for protests. Particularly in a drought-stricken region like northern Italy, where the slightest hint of thunder sends people running indoors.(...)
Joel Schalit / 01 Feb 2023

Slouching Towards Netanyahustan

Israeli Democracy in Crisis

It's not every day you get a personal tour of a supreme court. But I did. In 2017, a family friend was retiring from Israel's judiciary and invited me to Jerusalem to see where he worked.(...)