While violence on the Gaza border is in full swing, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert voices reservations about the lethal force used by Israel.
There was hope that resolution of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians was imminent when the first Oslo Accord was signed in 1993. But the promise of a two-state solution any time soon has been all but dashed.
A boycott campaign to champion Palestinian rights is polarizing public opinion in the West, and Germany is no exception. It has sparked a debate about where criticism of Israel ends and anti-Semitism begins.
Is Israel applying too much force against Palestinians at the Gaza border? Tim Sebastian meets former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
The gesture to reopen Israel's only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip comes as Egypt and the UN seek a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Recent flare-ups in violence have threatened to escalate into war.
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