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.
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.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says some progress has been made on a potential cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. The UN has meanwhile approved a probe into Israel's Gaza offensive.
Israel says it is sending more troops into Gaza as it again expands its ground offensive in the Palestinian territory. The intensified violence comes ahead of a visit to the region by UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
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.
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