Photo for Thought

I’m starting a new series, posting thought-provoking images that I comes across. I’m not going to say much about them, other than to cite a reference and perhaps give some context if needed. These will be images that have the power to make me stop and look, for whatever reason. Here’s the first installment:

Fervent Believers


“A settler tosses wine at a Palestinian woman on Shuhada Street in Hebron. The approach of some settlers towards neighboring Palestinians, especially around Nablus in the north and Hebron in the south, has often been one of contempt and violence.”

Photo: Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times



  1. who ever took that picture should of kicked him in the ass and spit in his face and told him how would he like if someone like him did that to his Mother

  2. I’d skip the kicking and spitting and simply ask, how would he feel if someone did that to his mother…

    very sad.

  3. I dunno…It looks “photoshopped” to me. First of all, where is the glass or the cup? Second of all, a religious Jew would hardly ever be carrying wine in the streets, except maybe in a closed bottle on the way to a worship service or meal. Finally, a photographer would have had to have a camera at the ready and have been able to snap that within a split second–almost as if the photographer knew what was going to happen in that split second to get this–it just doesn’t look right. What would have given the photographer any indication of such a thing and there was no margin for error. The woman has a distinct shadow but the young man does not.

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