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On eve of prisoner swap, Israel recalls 2006 Lebanon war

Two years since the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, there is a sense in Israel that the Lebanon war's lessons have not been internalized by a government distracted by other things, from the profane to the profound


For many Israelis, the timing of this week’s scheduled prisoner swap with Hezbollah serves as a bitter reminder of the failings of the Second Lebanon War. Two years since the 34-day conflagration -- sparked by Hezbollah taking two Israeli soldiers captive in a cross-border attack -- the war’s ostensible goals appear to be unrealized.

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