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.
Captured soldiers or civilians achieve more than killings to affect the nerves of the Israeli public, one expert says, so Hamas has adapted its strategy and is trying to kidnap more Israelis.
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.