Hope your summers are going well.
Let's bring you up to date on one of the major developments in the news over here in the Holy Land.
Much of the headlines and editorials in the media are centered around some reports on Israel's actions in Gaza during it's military operation named “Cast Led”.
Gaza is still heavily restricted in terms of importing of goods. The IDF restricts a long list of items that run the gambit from foods to building materials citing what they say are security concerns.
Different groups and organizations have been releasing their findings that have not been all that complementary of Israel's use of force.
One such high profile report has resulted in limited sanctions from the United Kingdom.
There have also been attempt by international courts to make decisions related to Cast Lead – but none have succeeded and most have been dismissed.
Israel is however, pleased with the 2.2 billion dollars worth of aid it will receive from the USA.
But the United Nations major report is still out, and Israel expects the worst in it – even though the investigation itself is headed by a Jewish man. They have already complained, before it's release, that Israel's perspectives are not being taken into account.
When it does get released, Chuck Freeby will have the details in the news and I will be standing by with commentary from here.
Thanks for dropping by!
Middle East Correspondent