When The War Hits Home

America's mediation efforts aren't working, and the lethal exchanges between Israelis and Palestinians show no signs of letting up. Amid the machismo of wartime, MOTHERS on both sides struggle to keep

TEL AVIV The Mother of the Bride RACHEL DAGAN, 50/three children

Rachel Dagan had been up all night when she entered the flower shop and asked for a bridal bouquet. The florist smiled and said, "Happy news! Mazel tov to the bride and groom." Dagan hesitated. She didn't want to speak. She didn't want to force her misery on others. But she couldn't hold back. "I'm going to put it on my daughter's grave," she said. The florist burst into tears. Dagan's daughter Danit was only 12 hours dead, killed by a suicide bomber who blew himself up beside the young...

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