Indications are mounting that the indirect Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire talks in Cairo could be heading for failure. J.J. Goldberg blames extremists on both sides.
The European Union on Friday said it was willing to reactivate an EU mission on the Egypt-Gaza border to help stabilize the Palestinian enclave after weeks of war.
There are conflicting reports out of Cairo about talks for a Gaza truce deal. J.J. Goldberg says Hamas has softened some demands and Tzipi Livni is getting involved for Israel.
A 3-week-old Gaza boy who survived a missile strike which killed nine family members — including his identical twin — in Gaza, seems to be on the mend in the hospital.
The determination that the Israeli infantry officer thought to have been captured is in fact dead has changed the trajectory of Israel’s military campaign in Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, which now appears to be winding down.
Despite the Israeli blockade, Gaza’s economy shows signs of life. Traffic through its disputed tunnels to Egypt is thriving, although perhaps not for long.