President Obama called the deaths of nearly 300 people on board a plane shot down over eastern Ukraine an "outrage of unspeakable proportions." The investigation into whether the missile was fired by separatists continues and the U.S. says it can't rule out Russian assistance. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu orders Israel’s military to prepare for “a significant expansion” of its ground offensive into Gaza. Can anyone find resolution? Nuclear negotiations with Iran show hope. As Robin Wright said, "we're talking, and for the first time in 35 years that's a glimmer of hope." And finally, a toast to the life of Elaine Stritch.
Banner Image: Iron Dome system intercepts Gaza rockets aimed at central Israel; Credit: Israel Defense Forces