The recent conflict in Gaza and Israel, now halted by a cease-fire agreement, was strikingly similar to the past war, begun …
The city is not the capital of Israel nor even its most populous metropolis. But it is the symbol of a secular prosperity that rankles with many others in the region–and thus a ripe target for fearmongers.
Israel claims to have destroyed the missiles of Hamas they feared most–or at least the ones they know of. But the assault on the Palestinian coastal enclave may go on for weeks.