The EU continues to become more and more involved in Middle East affairs (as predicted):
push for resumption of Israel-Palestine peace talks"
Turkey agrees with greater EU involvement:
"Turkey calls for more active EU foreign policy"
We also see more news under the category of "U.S. joins 'the nations' aligned against Israel":
"Israeli envoy sees 'historic crisis' with U.S."
"Israeli-U.S. relations have hit a 35-year low over a West Bank settlement plan that threatens to derail peacemaking efforts with the Palestinians, Israel's envoy to Washington was quoted as saying on Monday."
"... a crisis of historic proportions," the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper quoted Oren as telling other Israeli diplomats in a telephone briefing over the weekend."
And an update on the terrorists (those surrounding Israel....and the darlings of the U.S. mainstream media) who Israeli citizens must fear on a daily basis:
"Hamas used kids as human shields"
Just a few quotes regarding the "peaceful - forever seeking peace" terrorists:
"Hamas gunmen used Palestinian children as human shields, and established command centers and Kassam launch pads in and near more than 100 mosques and hospitals during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip last year"
"One example of the material revealed in the Malam report is an-until-now classified sketch of the village of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza discovered by IDF troops during the operation, that details the extensive deployment of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and snipers inside and adjacent to civilian homes."
“By placing all of their weaponry next to homes, by operating out of homes, mosques and hospitals, by firing rockets next to schools and by using human shields, Hamas is the one responsible for the civilian deaths during the operation,” Erlich said.
"In one home, the IDF discovered a note, written in Arabic, that read: “We are your brothers, fighters in this holy war, and we used your home and some of your possessions. We are sorry.”
"This note, Malam’s report said, was a clear indication of how Hamas took over civilian homes to use to attack Israeli forces."
"According to a previously undisclosed interrogation of a Hamas operative, one Hamas cell transported rockets on the back of a wagon in which children were also sitting. In other cases, the Hamas operative said, Hamas fighters disguised themselves as women carrying babies to ensure that they would not be hit by IDF troops."
"The intelligence information is backed up by videos, including one declassified air force video from January 6, 2009, which shows a terrorist shooting at troops from the roof of a building. After spotting an Israeli aircraft, the terrorist goes to the building’s entrance and calls to nearby civilians to help him escape. A few moments later, a group of children arrive at the entrance to the home and the terrorist walks out."
"Another video from January 13 shows a senior Hamas terrorist – spotted by an aircraft – walking by himself down a street. After spotting the aircraft, the senior terrorist runs over to an elderly woman walking nearby and continues walking next to her. Later, the IDF discovered that the “elderly woman” was really a Hamas operative in disguise."
This situation of using civilians --- by Hamas and Hezbollah is a well known "method" used by the terrorist groups in and around Israel --- but you won't find factual information like this from the U.S. mainstream-media.
Just try and remember this article - when, inevitably in the next conflict we WILL hear news about civilian causalities resulting from the IDF's "aggression".