An Irish ship, the MV Rachel Corrie, is sailing toward the Gaza Strip this morning, just days after nine people were killed when Israeli commandos raided a flotilla of ships heading for Gaza. The raid drew widespread condemnation from Israel's friends and foes. The MV Rachel Corrie is reportedly carrying aid for Palestinians in the form of school supplies, clothes and medicine – among other things. Israel has said the ship will not be allowed to dock.
For a look at what Israel's next move might be, we turn to Rich Cohen, contributing editor at Vanity Fair Magazine and author of many books, including "Israel Is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and Its History." We also get the latest news out of Jerusalem, from the BBC's Andrew North.