Summer in the Shadow of War: Israeli Teens Tell Their Stories

School breaks are supposed to be fun, but for most young Israelis that was not the case this summer. Eight Israeli teens' share thoughts - and selfies - on the Israeli military operation in Gaza and its effect on their lives and politics.

This wasn’t the summer they had planned on. When school let out in June, these young Israelis had imagined spending the next two months doing what most kids do during the long school break: going to camp, catching waves at the beach, playing ball, finding odd jobs, watching late-night movies, and hanging out with friends at the local ice-cream parlor.