Israel, Gaza and the Prospects for Peace

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Responding to mounting international pressure, Israel today opened a three-hour "humanitarian window" in Gaza. After that, the fighting resumed. We hear from Gaza itself, update efforts to achieve a ceasefire and talk with American Jews with conflicting opinions.  Also, President-elect Obama says the stimulus must not bust the budget. On Reporter's Notebook, is the European Union held hostage during a fight over winter fuel between Ukraine and Russia?

Banner image: Palestinian families who fled their homes because of the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip take shelter at a school run by the United Nations in Jabalia, northern Gaza on January 7, 2009. The United Nations today denied Israeli army allegations that militants were inside a school in Gaza that was hit the previous day by an Israeli strike, killing at least 42 people. Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images