This war will be decided not only by what the Palestinians do, but by the international solidarity that can be mobilized to break down the walls that keep Gazans imprisoned.
The US is now bombing ISIS, an organization that it once helped to fight Assad, in a new war that may well require Assad’s assistance.
We’re always fighting them over there to stop them fighting us over here, even when those who are fighting us over here say that they’re doing it because we’re fighting over there.
The Israeli government appears to have gone beyond its previous policy of keeping Gaza on the brink of collapse and adopted a policy aimed at unmaking Palestinian society in Gaza.
They are fighting and dying because they want to breathe and become part of the world again and they will not go back to the siege.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination 100 years ago led to world war. Could the shooting down of flight MH17 do the same today?
Israel will continue killing Palestinians with impunity, safe in the knowledge that to much of the outside world, some lives will always matter more than others.
Israel's ultimate target is not Hamas, says Matt Carr, but the dreams of the Palestinian people and the prospect of peace with real justice.
Be glad, says Matt Carr, that even in these dark times, a team of footballers has done something that is unselfish, splendid, and really quite noble.
Netanyahu likes nothing better than a self-righteous act of retributive violence against Palestinians, and he will lose no opportunity to kick the possibility of peace into the long grass.