REUTERS/Mohammed Salem - A Palestinian boy jumps over the rubble of a destroyed house in the Shejaia neighborhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City August 1, 2014.

Opinion

Why Israel vs. Palestine Is Different This Time Around

August 1, 2014, John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin writes that the implications of the Israel-Palestine conflict have changed now that the surrounding Middle East has descended into broader turmoil. McLaughlin argues that as a result of the new and dangerous regional context, the two sides will ultimately end up even further from a lasting peace agreement than they have been for years.

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