How 9/11 Changed Your Life and Country: 15 Stories

A brother who couldn't be reached ■ A canceled meeting with Giuliani ■ The lessons America refused to learn in Afghanistan ■ The price paid by the Palestinians ■ And one country that changed more than any other ■ How 9/11 transformed the Middle East and beyond

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The shadow of the Twin Towers being cast over New York in 1985.
The shadow of the Twin Towers being cast over New York in 1985.Credit: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Groups via Getty Images
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Haaretz
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When 19 members of Al-Qaida turned four planes into suicide bombs, the world witnessed the visceral horror of America’s worst terrorist attack.

World leaders declared the tragedy would only reinforce their dedication to “freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life,” as then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani put it.

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