From disease to dispute: Top 10 photos of 2021

Check out the best photos of Israel in 2021

Chief photographer for The Jerusalem Post, Marc Israel Sellem (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
Chief photographer for The Jerusalem Post, Marc Israel Sellem
(photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

The following were chosen by Jerusalem Post photographer Marc Israel Sellem as pictures of the year 2021. He says, “In every event, I always try to find the picture that will tell the story from a different angle.”

First Place: COVID coexistence

A haredi man receives a corona test from a Palestinian health worker. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)A haredi man receives a corona test from a Palestinian health worker. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Second Place: A lasting conflict

 Despite the pandemic, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict endures. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Despite the pandemic, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict endures. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Third Place: Third time's the charm

 A nurse prepares corona booster shots, which Israel was the first country to introduce. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) A nurse prepares corona booster shots, which Israel was the first country to introduce. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Fourth Place: Woman power

 A female soldier in the field. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) A female soldier in the field. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Fifth place: Evyatar antagonism

 A young man at the settlement of Evyatar looks out at a neighboring Palestinian village. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) A young man at the settlement of Evyatar looks out at a neighboring Palestinian village. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Sixth Place: A well-rounded image

 The Israeli government: A new view. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) The Israeli government: A new view. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Seventh Place: A watchful gaze

 Prime Minister Naftali Bennett under watchful eyes at the annual Yitzhak Rabin memorial ceremony on Mt. Herzl. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Prime Minister Naftali Bennett under watchful eyes at the annual Yitzhak Rabin memorial ceremony on Mt. Herzl. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Eighth place: God favors all

 No matter what drum beat you favor, God favors all. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) No matter what drum beat you favor, God favors all. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Ninth Place: Two worlds, one country

 The Israeli paradox. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) The Israeli paradox. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Tenth Place: The Zionist mask

 A statue of Theodore Herzl wears a face mask with the Israeli flag on the front (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) A statue of Theodore Herzl wears a face mask with the Israeli flag on the front (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)