Israel may consider a 48-hour cease-fire with Hamas, but threatened a ground invasion if militant rockets didn't stop during a temporary truce.
The Islamist militants in Gaza may emerge as a symbol of defiance, much as Hezbollah did in its 2006 war with Israel.
Readers write about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Both sides are maneuvering for another ceasefire, and Israeli troops are not likely to invade the Gaza strip, say analysts.
An Istanbul cobbler capitalizes on the 'shoe mania' sparked by the tossing of his work.
In addition to monitoring the volatile border region between Israel and Lebanon, the peacekeepers build roads and teach foreign languages to locals.
Former President Jimmy Carter urged new focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace last week. But other accords may be more feasible.