Update

Israel's Gaza Assault Intensifies

There’s no end in sight for Israel’s war with Hamas as it goes into a sixth day, despite Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s avowals that Israel isn’t interested in a long war. With the Israeli air force hitting more targets in Gaza, Hamas launching more rockets at southern Israel, and the death toll topping 400, the EU has formed a mission to address the war, and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are meeting today in Paris. The UN Security Council’s emergency session last night ended without a vote on a cease-fire resolution. Next up: Israel is poised to launch a ground invasion of Gaza.