Israel Continues to Pound the Gaza Strip

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As Israeli jets continue to fire on the densely-populated Gaza Strip, guest host Sara Terry looks at the impact in Gaza, the region and around the world. What is Israel trying to accomplish?  What pressures do the attacks place on Arab leaders and the US? Will Israel's actions fuel Islamic militancy around the world? Also, twelve months that changed the world. One political reporter takes stock of what she got right and what she got wrong in a year that saw the first African American reach the White House; a reporter looks back on the year of Obama. (This program was originally rebroadcast earlier today on To the Point.)

Banner image: Smoke rises above Gaza after another Israeli air strike on a Hamas target, December 29, 2008 along Israel's side of the Gaza border. Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images