An exchange between Hamas and Israel is underway this morning. Gilad Shalit is back home in Israel and nearly 500 Palestinian prisoners are headed for Gaza, the West Bank or other parts of the Middle East.
With increasing violence between Israel and Hamas, there is currently no end in sight. For the latest on the situation unfolding in the Gaza Strip, The Takeaway talks to New York Times Correspondent Ethan Bronner.
In the fourth day of Gaza Strip violence, Hamas and Israel each claim wins and losses. Meanwhile, the international community, led by the United Nations, calls for an immediate ceasefire. Two journalists give us a road map to the global reactions.
Israel launched a ground offensive in Gaza this weekend and diplomatic efforts by the global community have stepped up. Ethan Bronner is the Jerusalem bureau chief for our partner, the New York Times, and he joins us from from the road to Gaza.
As Israel prepares to inaugurate a new right-wing government, it is facing its worst diplomatic crisis in two decades. Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the New York Times, joins us for a look at Israel's plans for global PR.
Iran will be top priority for Defense Secretary Gates as he meets with Israeli leaders. Joining The Takeaway is Ethan Bronner, New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief, and Judith Kipper, Director of Institute of World Affairs' Middle East Programs.