Palestinians endure day by day horrors whereas the United States stands by its ally Israel, as do the United Kingdom and European Union.
As Israel steps up its bombardment of Gaza, army and political help from the United States stays steadfast.
But might this battle – which has induced 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/Middle East Project and former adviser within the workplace of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak
Nicholas Noe – Director of the Exchange Foundation in Beirut
HA Hellyer – Senior affiliate fellow on the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London and nonresident scholar on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC