90-year-old Russian choreographer, Genadi Korenevsky, instructs his students during dance practice for seniors at a community center in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, September 17, 2014. Korenevsky, a former dancer at the USSR dancing troop during World War II, leads the modern dance group composed of Russian women aged 60-90 years old. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

90-year-old Russian choreographer, Genadi Korenevsky, instructs his students during dance practice for seniors at a community center in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, September 17, 2014. Korenevsky, a former dancer at the USSR dancing troop during World War II, leads the modern dance group composed of Russian women aged 60-90 years old. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Elderly Russian women seen during a dance practice at a community center in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, September 17, 2014. The modern dance group is composed of Russian women aged 60-90 years old. The group is led by 90-year-old Russian choreographer, Genadi Korenevsky, a former dancer at the USSR dancing troop during World War II. Photos by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Soldiers of the Caracal Battalion seen resting before beginning a 16 Kilometer journey overnight to complete their training course, in Azoz village, southern Israel, near the border with Egypt, September 3, 2014. Formed in 2004, the Caracal Battalion is an infantry combat battalion of the Israel Defense Forces, composed of both male and female soldiers, which is stationed along the Egyptian border. Most of the Caracal soldiers are female. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Soldiers of the Caracal Battalion seen resting before beginning a 16 Kilometer journey overnight to complete their training course, in Azoz village, southern Israel, near the border with Egypt, September 3, 2014. Formed in 2004, the Caracal Battalion is an infantry combat battalion of the Israel Defense Forces, composed of both male and female soldiers, which is stationed along the Egyptian border. Most of the Caracal soldiers are female. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

A short break from the war to visit the remains of a past, bigger, war. The beaches of Normandy combine natural beauty and peacefulness with an eery sense of a destructive past. Something about the beautiful light shining through black clouds on the grey concrete leftovers on the beaches recognized with D-Day, left me absolutely charmed and wanting more. 
- Utah Beach, Normandy, France, August 11, 2014. Photo by Hadas Parush.

A short break from the war to visit the remains of a past, bigger, war. The beaches of Normandy combine natural beauty and peacefulness with an eery sense of a destructive past. Something about the beautiful light shining through black clouds on the grey concrete leftovers on the beaches recognized with D-Day, left me absolutely charmed and wanting more. 

- Utah Beach, Normandy, France, August 11, 2014. Photo by Hadas Parush.

Israeli soldiers eat watermelon from the truckload they had received from Israeli supporters, in a gathering point of ground forces near the Israeli border with Gaza, on July 25, 2014. Operation “Protective Edge” has now entered it’s 19th day, and a week into the ground invasion to Gaza. New US-led initiatives for a temporary ceasefire are on the table, while the Israeli cabinet continues to discuss expanding the ground operation against Hamas’ rockets, tunnels, and infrastructure. 

Israeli soldiers eat watermelon from the truckload they had received from Israeli supporters, in a gathering point of ground forces near the Israeli border with Gaza, on July 25, 2014. Operation “Protective Edge” has now entered it’s 19th day, and a week into the ground invasion to Gaza. New US-led initiatives for a temporary ceasefire are on the table, while the Israeli cabinet continues to discuss expanding the ground operation against Hamas’ rockets, tunnels, and infrastructure. 

IDF soldiers conduct training in a field near the border with Gaza in Southern Israel, on July 22, 2014. Thirty seven Israeli soldiers have been killed in action since the ground invasion to Gaza, while the Palestinian death toll rose to 890 since the start of the operation. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

IDF soldiers conduct training in a field near the border with Gaza in Southern Israel, on July 22, 2014. Thirty seven Israeli soldiers have been killed in action since the ground invasion to Gaza, while the Palestinian death toll rose to 890 since the start of the operation. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Sister of the late Golani soldier, Moshe Malko, is held by other family relatives as she cries over the fresh grave of her son, at the Har Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on July 21, 2014. Staff Sgt. Moshe Malko, 20, from Jerusalem, was killed yesterday before dawn during combat in the Gaza Strip. At least 97 Palestinians and 20 Israeli soldiers were killed yesterday as Israel ramped up a major military offensive in the bloodiest single day in Gaza in a few years. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90

Sister of the late Golani soldier, Moshe Malko, is held by other family relatives as she cries over the fresh grave of her son, at the Har Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on July 21, 2014. Staff Sgt. Moshe Malko, 20, from Jerusalem, was killed yesterday before dawn during combat in the Gaza Strip. At least 97 Palestinians and 20 Israeli soldiers were killed yesterday as Israel ramped up a major military offensive in the bloodiest single day in Gaza in a few years. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90

Grandmother of the late Sergeant Benaya Rubel seen crying over his coffin, ahead of the funeral procession at the Holon Military Cemetery on July 20, 2014. 20-year-old Rubel was a paratrooper and was killed yesterday during clashes with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, on the second day of the IDF ground invasion and the 12th day of Operation Protective Edge. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Grandmother of the late Sergeant Benaya Rubel seen crying over his coffin, ahead of the funeral procession at the Holon Military Cemetery on July 20, 2014. 20-year-old Rubel was a paratrooper and was killed yesterday during clashes with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, on the second day of the IDF ground invasion and the 12th day of Operation Protective Edge. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

IDF forces seen gathering near the border with Gaza in Southern Israel on July 18, 2014, after Israeli forces began a ground invasion to the Northern Gaza Strip, in an escalation of the operation as it enters its 11th day. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

An Israeli man seen covering his young son to keep him safe after pulling over on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv route 1 highway, at the sound of the Code Red siren warning of incoming rockets, on July 17, 2014, as Israel’s military operation Protective Edge entered its 10th day. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

An Israeli man seen covering his young son to keep him safe after pulling over on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv route 1 highway, at the sound of the Code Red siren warning of incoming rockets, on July 17, 2014, as Israel’s military operation Protective Edge entered its 10th day. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90