Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed his country will not tolerate the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli terrority. He has even threatened to expand operations despite warnings from regional leaders.
Half a year has passed since the end of the war in the Gaza Strip. With reconstruction moving slowly and borders mostly closed, hopelessness is spreading among those living in the ruins. Tania Krämer reports from Gaza.
Unyielding support for Israel has long been a bipartisan pillar of US foreign policy. But Prime Minister Netanyahu's planned address to Congress has further strained his already tense relationship with the White House.
Despite public bickering between US and Israeli officials, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the alliance between the countries "is stronger than ever." His remarks come a day before he addresses the US Congress.
Israel's elections committee has decided to disqualify outspoken Arab lawmaker Hanin Zoabi from running in the coming Knesset elections. Zoabi has campaigned against Israel's military offensives and the blockade in Gaza.
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