An Israeli government spokesman says Israel is "very close" to achieving its three key goals for starting the military action in Gaza. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the elements of a cease-fire "are there." Cease-fire or not, this conflict has shown a profound shift in power in the Arab world when it comes to war and peace in the Middle East. Michael Slackman is covering this story from Cairo for our partner, the New York Times, and he joins us now.
Read Michael Slackman's article, Crisis Imperils 2-State Plan, Shifting a Balance
in today's New York Times.