About leila segal

I am a London-based writer/photographer specialising in the Middle East, human rights and collaborative arts. I lead the Jaffa Photography Project in Israel, visiting several times a year to work with Arab and Jewish teenagers on photography and narratives about their lives - for an audio-visual piece on the project, visit The Guardian. If you'd like to support us, please message me for more info.



By April 30, 2009

April 18, 2009                 Demonstrators, Ministry of Defence, Tel Aviv I almost felt sorry for the security man. Only at the end that is, as I boarded the plane and walked down the … Read More

Smells Like a Jew

By April 27, 2009

February 08, 2009               Man on a Tel Aviv street (Mor Levy)  I’m in the car, and we’re travelling along, Zahi, Karim and me, up to Yafa cafe. We’ve just been to a solidarity … Read More

Nothing’s Wrong

By April 20, 2009

  January 26, 2009               Canadian teenager with gun, Tel Aviv, taking part in a Birthright Israel tour Jericho. Mount of Temptation. Forty days for Jesus on these rocks. Today, I’m riding the cable … Read More

Israel No Love

By April 17, 2009

January 12, 2009               Adjami, Jaffa – candlelit vigil for Gaza At Jamilah’s house Al Jazeera is on the TV. Al Jazeera shows what bombs do. Limbs come off. Eyes melt shut. Dead children have … Read More

All That’s Left

By April 12, 2009

January 09, 2009                 IDF fundraising banner, outside army radio station Galgalatz, Jaffa My neighbour is worried about me. He sits me down earnestly and tells me I am in danger. It’s the … Read More

The Lives Lost

By April 10, 2009

January 08, 2009                              

Jews and Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies

By April 6, 2009

              Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies, the placard reads January 05, 2009 An anti-war march, Saturday, through the streets of Tel Aviv. Pro-war shouters collect like flies along the side of the route … Read More

Why Didn’t You Tell Me You’re An Arab?

By April 3, 2009

January 02, 2009 Amir is not his real name, although that’s what’s written on his business card:Taxi Amir. I never find out what his real name is. Amir’s a Muslim from Palestine but his mum was born in Jerusalem and … Read More