Dreaming of golden sandy beaches? Fascinated by ancient history and archeology? In love with the trendy vibe of the metropolis? Then Israel is the perfect country for you. From incredible nightlife and world-class restaurants to breathtaking nature, compelling history, cutting-edge culture, action-packed adventure and so much more to see and do, Israel and its people welcome you to have a great time - unless you're from Palestine of course. Then your journey could get a little bit... bumpy.
Israeli Girls by photographer Dafy Hagai started as an independent magazine to document how Israeli girls feel about life. Dafy herself grew up in the suburbs of Tel Aviv and the images she shows today are a true memory of her childhood. Israel is more than the general social view. Israel is young and cool, Dafy tells us.
The photographer turned Israeli Girls into a book that's more of a cultural statement than a political one, she says. Young people in the relatively new and still controversial country are not much different than those in the U.S. or Europe. Dafy did, however, set one condition for her models, some of whom are close friends: they had to remind her of her own youth.