In the end, it is about blood.
The whip must be withdrawn.
The Israeli economist Yaacov Sheinin proposes a bold economic answer to the rockets – but with the repressive Hamas in charge, would it have any chance of materialising?
The Labour leader says his party opposes Israel's ground invasion of Gaza.
The assault on Gaza has been a humanitarian disaster, yet the west's staunch support for Israel continues.
So fragile is the “peace” between Israel and the Palestinians that it takes the smallest spark to light the fuse of war.
Israel is preparing to retaliate for the killing of three teenagers, but an increase in violence will hurt both sides.
If the Israeli government was at all committed to a two-state solution, it would have welcomed the agreement between the PLO and Hamas.
The Aipac lobby group is famed for its ability to move bills, spike nominations and keep legislators in line – but is its influence waning?
Israeli settlements in the West Bank cause misery for Palestinians - but, of course, one must lend equal weight to the joy that bubbly soft drinks bring to the rest of us.