Israel’s ground attacks in Gaza continued for a third day on Monday as the death toll rose above 500. An international envoy including Tony Blair and French President Nicolas Sarkozy has appealed for a cease-fire, but Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak insists that the operation must continue.
Israeli Consul General Asaf Shariv speaks with Martin Savidge about the extent of Israel’s intentions in this ground offensive.
Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies continues the conversation with a description of the situation in Gaza. Cordesman gives his evaluation of Israel’s strategy and considers the possibilities for avoiding prolonged military occupation of the region.