In Israel, A Nation Mourns With The Families Of Slain Soldiers
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Ilene Prusher - July 18, 2008 - 3:12pm

For Israelis, their Second Lebanon War, fought in summer 2006, came to a close only on Thursday, when the two soldiers whose capture became the cause for launching the conflict were laid to rest before their families and the eyes of a solemn nation.

Unease Over West Bank Raids
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Griff Witte - July 18, 2008 - 3:10pm

When Faris Abu Hasan was deciding where to send his two young daughters to school, one factor stood out above all others: test scores. So Abu Hasan opted against the beleaguered local government school, and chose instead the Islamic Basic School for Girls, where the classes were small and the teachers offered individual attention in math, science, history and English. "I wanted them to go to the best school in Nablus. And this is the best school in Nablus," said Abu Hasan, a lawyer.

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