A story of murder and intrigue is dominating the news in Israel and beyond. News commentators, law enforcement officials and political leaders are scrambling to piece together evidence leading to identification of the perpetrators. Read what bloggers are speculating, and watch a Gulf News compilation of CCTV footage showing the hit squad's movements.
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Talk of war is widespread in the Middle Eastern press recently, with many speculating about a possible outbreak of hostilities not only between Israel and Hamas, but Israel and Syria, or Iran and a host of adversaries. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim offers a roundup from around the region.
With U.S. help, Egypt is erecting a massive iron wall to prevent smugglers from entering Gaza. The tunnel network is used to import civilian goods and military weaponry. The decision to step up anti-smuggling efforts came after Operation Cast Lead. For more on recent events in the Palestinian territories, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Ghassan Shabaneh.
Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim interviews Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, the Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, a party that supports nonviolent resistance and the establishment of a pluralistic, democratic Palestinian state. Barghouti discusses the peace process, Palestinian infighting and the Obama administration.
U.S. President Barack Obama plans to meet in New York with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. If Israel imposes a freeze on all settlement construction, are you confident there would be a peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians? Tell us what you think.
Carla Robbins of The New York Times and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss the week's top stories: Obama's reversal on a missile defense plan for Europe, the battle against Islamic militants and this week's United Nations report on the war in Gaza.
Jen Marlowe recently returned from Israel and Palestine, where she met with a father who lost two sons during the 2008-2009 Gaza war. On Tuesday, the United Nations released a report condemning the actions of both sides during the conflict.
A United Nations investigation found that both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes during last winter's war in Gaza. Yossi Peled, a minister in the current Israeli government, discusses Israel's position. Do you believe that either Israel or Hamas -- or both -- committed war crimes in Gaza? Tell us what you think.
Schools run by the United Nations in the Gaza Strip were considering including the Holocaust as part of the curriculum this year -- but the idea was put on hold when some Palestinians protested the idea. Andrew Whitley of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency discusses the controversy.