Palestinians endure every day horrors whereas the US stands by its ally Israel, as do the UK and European Union.
As Israel steps up its bombardment of Gaza, army and political assist from the US stays steadfast.
However might this warfare – which has triggered such a humanitarian disaster – result in wider regional instability?
Has that been the intention? And what function does Washington play?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Daniel Levy – President of the US/Center East Mission and former adviser within the workplace of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak
Nicholas Noe – Director of the Trade Basis in Beirut
HA Hellyer – Senior affiliate fellow on the Royal United Providers Institute for Defence and Safety Research in London and nonresident scholar on the Carnegie Endowment for Worldwide Peace in Washington, DC