The war in Gaza has reached a deadlock. Israel wants to keep fighting until Hamas stops firing rockets. Hamas wants to keep fighting until its goals are reached - aims that are wholly inacceptable to Israel.
Israel is being heavily criticized for its offensive in Gaza. But the images of dead Palestinian civilians are deceptive. They are not victims of Israel, but of Hamas and its ruthless strategy, says Michael Wolffsohn.
As pro-Gaza demonstrations with anti-Jewish sentiments spread throughout Europe, a public debate in Germany aims to draw a clear line between criticism of Israeli politics and hatred of Jews.