Jerusalem in Heels (24 images)

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In 2006, drag queens, LGBTQ communities and friends --both Palestinian and Israeli-- defied political expectations and social convention with rambunctious displays of heels and makeup in a colorful denial of the darker elements of greater society.
Shushan, a tiny West Jerusalem bar, was a magical place where performers would dress up as classic Arab divas such as Um Kalthoum. Whether for an Orthodox Jew or a West Bank Palestinian who had "snuck across," the place had an air of...
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