Out of the Bomb Shelter, Back to School in Israel

Netanyahu had a variety of reasons for ending the conflict, but much of the press noted a seemingly surprising consideration: Israelis were worried that it would delay the school year.
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There was no shortage of potential headlines for Israel's Sept. 1 papers. The government had announced what the international press dubbed a "land grab" in the West Bank, and the Obama administration was very unhappy. Israeli Defense Forces soldiers, stationed in Gaza-adjacent communities to reassure still-nervous residents, were suddenly withdrawn. Residents were furious, and felt betrayed, again.

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