A summer camp for political dissenters in Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Danna Harman - August 26, 2008 - 8:00pm

Weeks before her scheduled conscription into the Israeli army, at a time when most other 18-year-olds were gearing up for mandatory service, Saar Vardi was in the forest – talking about pacifism. One of a small group of Israeli conscientious objectors, Ms. Vardi spent her last days of summer at a unique camp – counseling others who might follow in her activist footsteps.

Expansion draws Rice criticism
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
August 26, 2008 - 8:00pm

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called on Israel Tuesday not to undermine peace talks with the Palestinians after a report found it had nearly doubled Jewish settlement construction. On her seventh visit this year in a long-shot push for a peace deal by January, Rice said the two sides were "somewhat closer" in their talks despite deep public scepticism about the chances of ending the six-decade conflict.

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