Unrest, Conflicts and Wars

The Birth of a Nation: Israel in pictures

David Rubinger was there at some of the most significant moments of Israel's history. His photographs are a testimony of its tumultuous past, which remains very much a part of the country's present. He shared these works of his in an exclusive interview with


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Israel's Picture Maker


At the moment when Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, his blood seeped through his clothing, staining a hymn sheet he held in his pocket. That note was presented to David Rubinger. A guardian of his nation's history, Rubinger has spent a significant part of his life chronicling Israel's story thus far. Israeli president and two-time prime minister Shimon Peres called him “the photographer of a nation in the making”.

On the eve of the country's 61st year of existence, revisits a candid David Rubinger talking about his work, being a witness to the Israel's history and the right thing to do by the Palestinians.

Full text of the President of Iran's speech at the United Nations' Racism Conference


Mr. Chairman, honorable secretary general of the United Nations, honorable United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Ladies and gentleman:

We have gathered in the follow-up to the Durban conference against racism and racial discrimination to work out practical mechanisms for our holy and humanitarian campaigns.

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