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International relations

Gaza-Israel conflict shakes foundations of Middle East coexistence

Arab-Jewish ties fraying within Israel as US and China bicker over response

ATHENS -- The worst Israeli-Palestinian violence seen in years continues to rattle the Middle East despite international calls for a de-escalation, amid warnings that the impact of this round will be felt long after the shooting stops.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to inflict "serious setbacks" on Hamas, the group that controls the Palestinian enclave of Gaza and has launched thousands of rockets at Israel over the last week. On Sunday, Netanyahu warned that Operation Guardian of the Walls was "continuing at full strength."

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