In honor of Israel’s 68th Independence Day, a photo exhibit of 68 pairs of eyes “representing the mosaic of Israel” will grace the walls of the Jerusalem Theater.

Photographers Meir Elipur and Judith Harpaz say they wanted to show the “real Israel” and chose subjects who represent communities within the multicultural society that makes Israel what it is.

The eyes belong to the likes of President Reuven Rivlin; legendary American-Israeli basketball playerTal Brody; Israeli politician/human rights activist Natan Sharansky; Miriam Peretz, mother of fallen Golani Brigade soldiers Uriel and Eliraz Peretz; Nobel laureate Prof. Yisrael Aumann; Greek Orthodox priest Gabriel Naddaf; singer Einat Sarouf and others.

ISRAEL- These eyes belong to Israeli news reporter Sivan Rahav-Meir. Photo courtesy