I've been on holidays for a few weeks so I have been home to see "the news". Looking at the news reports and the bias and spin, the misplaced emphasis on the seriousness of some things which they report as "news" but which are merely fluff, I can see why I no longer bother with "the news".
Regarding Gaza and Israel, Kerplunk says it so much better than I.
And Blair here and here, read the comments.
Update: And this: