The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is in Berlin, where he had dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ahead of official talks slated for Thursday.
An Israeli-Gazan ceasefire seems remote after Israel's heaviest bombardment in a three-week war and Hamas' rejection of the truce call. Shelling has wrecked the enclave's sole power plant. Medics reported 109 more dead.
After being on the receiving end of missile attacks, the Israeli army has started a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip to weaken Hamas - or perhaps destroy it completely. DW looks at the most important questions.
The German government wants to increase its anti-spying protection. 3,000 crypto-phones have been distributed to the administration so far. The Chancellery and the White House are negotiating "principles among friends."
Quds Day protests have begun in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany. The annual event calls for demonstrations against Israel's occupation of Jerusalem.
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