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video 29 July 2014 World, Israel

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Hamas 'uses civilians as human weapons' - video

Israel has made "superhuman efforts" to minimise suffering in the Gaza Strip, says the former Israeli ambassador to the US, while Hamas is "a vicious, medieval, racist, genocidal organisation".

video 29 July 2014 UK, Russia

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Boris: 'The tennis match is not imminent' - video

Quizzed about his charity tennis match with the wife of a former Putin minister, Boris Johnson tells Channel 4 News: "I'll play tennis any time - but it doesn't seem to be imminent."

article 29 July 2014 World, Israel
Gaza
Gaza's infrastructure: the cost of war with Israel

As the United Nations strive for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, the impoverished enclave faces a daunting recovery, such is the scale of damage after three weeks of fighting.

article 29 July 2014 World, Israel
Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque (Getty Images)
by In Jerusalem, the Gaza war is touching everyone

It may be far removed from the fury of Gaza, but even in Jerusalem a clawing sense of foreboding is never far away, writes Inigo Gilmore. And there is one tell-tale sign: the streets are almost empty.

video 29 July 2014 World, Israel

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Gaza under fire - video

Israel escalates its military campaign against Hamas, with health officials in Gaza saying at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in airstrikes and tank shellings.

article 29 July 2014 World, Israel
News
Israel warns of 'lengthy' battle against Hamas

Gazans report one of the heaviest nights of bombardment from Israeli forces, after an address by the Israeli President Binyamin Netanyahu warning Israel to prepare for a prolonged "campaign".

post 29 July 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Poverty is at the root of west Africa's Ebola crisis

Although it is highly contagious, Ebola the disease is not the problem. The problem is poverty, under-development, and the lack of state institutions.

post 29 July 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog What it feels like to be under Israeli fire

Some Gazans are tweeting that this was the worst night of bombardment that the city and the Strip have ever witnessed. This is what it felt like to be under sustained bombardment.

video 28 July 2014 World, Israel

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How do people view Israel now? - video

Jon Snow talks to Jake Wallis Simons and Lavie Tidhar, both Jewish authors who have written about Israel, to discuss what the cultural implications are for the current conflict in Gaza.