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As in life, photography may, on occasion, get a boost from luck. But to rely on those rare moments being handed to you is to count on empty hands and disappointment. At the age of six, the Paris-born son of world renowned artist Yaacov Agam added a camera to his travel gear as he began shooting that which inspired him most: his father's art. From that moment, Agam gave himself a personal challenge: to always be there. By spending his childhood traveling between Paris and Rehovot, Israel, Agam was driven to push his journey even further as he illustrated life - and the lives he encountered - through his photographs. Agam's strong ties to Israel - both personally as well as through his ancestry - yielded his first public exhibition on May 17, 1994 at the Magidson fine art gallery in Manhattan. The exhibit, showcasing photos taken at the western wall and the ultra-orthodox conclave of the Mea Shearim, were each an isolated moment, letting the photograph work as both the narrative as well as the subject. Today, Agam stays true to his pursuit - the art of being there - so that others may see what he sees, meet who he meets, and enrich their lives just as he strives to do each and every day. Simply by being there.


May 29, 2016 6:15 am

Vladimir Putin Is Winning in Syria — and in Europe

Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, Russia has played an extremely Machiavellian political game. By propping up the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad, Vladimir Putin...

January 29, 2015 11:20 am

Putting Netanyahu’s Upcoming Congress Talk in Perspective

Much has been made of Prime Minister Netanyahu's recent decision to address Congress without following protocol and receiving approval from President Obama. But lets put things...

June 6, 2014 2:02 am

What Awaits France’s Jews?

Mehdi Nemmouche, Mohamed Merah, Youssouf Fofana - these are the names of the recent murderers of Jews in France. Jews are in danger for their...

July 31, 2013 5:45 am

Advertising Merger Honors French Jewish Citizens

The recent merger of advertising firms Publicis and Omnicom commemorates the ascendency vision of Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, a French Jewish citizen who founded Publicis in 1926. "Marcel,"...

June 24, 2013 10:56 am

When it Comes to Diplomacy, the Mideast is a Bazaar

Israeli media recently revealed that Israel plans to export  its recently discovered trove of natural gas to Europe, with the help of Russian energy company...

May 7, 2013 1:42 pm

Top Israeli Official Warns of Al-Qaeda in Syria

Recently, I had a very interesting conversation with a high-ranking Israeli security official about developments in Syria. Apparently, from his point of view, the rebels...

March 19, 2013 2:00 am

Obama and the Israeli People: A Love Affair That Never Existed

After four years of a presidency that has seen  American geopolitical  interests  in the Middle East crumbling disastrously, will Obama finally capitalize on the...

January 21, 2013 3:27 am

Israel is the Only Country in the Middle East That Shares American Values

Jerusalem is Washington's only real friend in the terror-ridden Middle East. When President Obama recently inserted himself into the Israeli elections, harshly criticizing the Prime Minister...

January 14, 2013 12:11 am

Mali is France’s Gaza

France is now going to war in Mali because it says "we cannot have a terrorist state at the door of Europe," but when Israel...

January 9, 2013 10:19 am

Why I am Paranoid About Chuck Hagel

We Jews are paranoid about our survival as a people; sometime even the term paranoid is too weak. But can anyone seriously blame us...

December 17, 2012 4:35 pm

Opinion: Obama Should Nominate Senator Joseph Lieberman for Secretary of State

The White House is reeling from its recent  failed attempt to nominate Ambassador Susan Rice to the post of Secretary of State and now needs a savior....

November 28, 2012 3:12 am

Palestinian Authority UN Bid: An Open Letter to the Mayor of Paris

The Mayor of Paris recently came out with a declaration calling for France to support the upcoming Palestinian Authority bid at the UN for them...


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1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

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Jewish students at the University of Virginia (UVA) expressed shock over the appearance of Nazi-style graffiti on the wall of a...


UNESCO Slammed for Another ‘Ridiculous’ Jerusalem Resolution, B...

Israeli politicians and American Jewish groups once again condemned UNESCO on Wednesday after the global cultural body’s World Heritage Committee...

Middle East

Top Iranian Commander Calls on Country’s Tech Experts to Develop Rada...

A top Iranian military commander called on his country’s science-and-technology experts to develop a radar-evading device for locally-produced missiles, the...