There is yet another cease-fire in the Middle East. But with Israeli troops pulling out of Gaza, there are signs that this one could actually hold.

+ What you see is what you get. Here’s an interesting look at how our views are often shaped. Israel, Gaza, war and data -– social networks and the art of personalizing propaganda.

+ “You try to help the people with their suffering. It’s totally different when you have the same experience. You lose six from your family — three brothers, your mom, one of your nephews, your sister-in-law. It’s really … unexpected.” From the NYT, a psychologist in Gaza who spent decades counseling trauma victims finds himself in need of the same kind of help.

+ In Afghanistan, an American two-star general was killed in an attack on an Afghan training facility.