On Monday evening, CNN's Richard Roth joined "OutFront" for an in-depth look at the ongoing unrest in Gaza, and the strain it's creating between the U.S. and Israel.
A staunch supporter of Israel, the United States is feeling pressure as global criticism is aimed at Israel following military operations in Gaza. And, as the conflict continues, so too does the deterioration of the relationship between the two.
Following John Kerry’s recent trip to Israel, it was reported Israeli Intelligence had been eavesdropping on the Secretary of State's phone calls. Kerry has also been blasted by the Israeli government and media, who've referred to his diplomatic tactics as unfair.
For Roth's full report on the tense relationship between Israel and the U.S., watch the above video.
In advance of the forthcoming 72-hour cease fire, on Monday evening Erin Burnett welcomed Ron Prosor, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations.
Joining the "OutFront" host for a live interview, Prosor addressed comparisons between Israel and Hamas, saying "you're trying to equate a democracy like Israel, with a terror organization like Hamas. This is like equating the United States with Al-Qaeda."
Watch the above video as Prosor further clarifies his point by noting that Israel and Hamas represent "absolutely the good and evil."
On the heels of a UN school coming under attack in Gaza, on Wednesday evening Erin Burnett welcomed Dore Gold, asking the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where civilians fleeing violence in the Middle East are expected to go.
Hamas has reportedly been using U.N. schools as a storage area for rockets and missiles, a practice that is leaving innocent Palestinians with few options to seek safety. Israel has made attempts to move Palestinians out of areas of conflict, but with the borders closed, Burnett's question remains unanswered.
Watch the above video for the full conversation between the "Erin Burnett OutFront" host and her guest Dore Gold.
Following the airing of dramatic video footage of a deadly attack at a Gaza market, on Wednesday evening Erin Burnett welcomed colleague John Vause for an investigation of the dangerous situation.
In the footage, ambulances race to the scene after an initial explosion, only to be greeted by another. The journalist filming the scene was seriously injured in the explosion, but his assistant promptly picked up the camera, and continued rolling, capturing further scenes of horror. The footage, much of it graphic, has been broadcast on Hamas Television.
Hamas officials say the market may have been crowded largely because civilians were under the impression a humanitarian ceasefire was in place. With 17 killed and 200 wounded, they were clearly, and sadly, mistaken.
Watch the above video to see the full depth of footage from the fatal explosions at the market in Gaza.
On Wednesday evening, Erin Burnett welcomed Maen Areikat, asking the Chief P.L.O. Representative to the U.S. for his assessment of the ongoing unrest between Israel and Hamas.
Thus far, it seems Israel will not back down as long as rockets continue to be launched in its direction. So, Burnett asks her guest, “what is being done to stop Hamas from firing more rockets?”
According to Areikat, “Israel has a habit of lying,” and “the world has to wake up.”
He goes on to state that the U.N. has proof that the shells recently fired at a U.N. school were Israeli.
Erin asks if Hamas should be blamed for incidents like these due to their use of civilian structures for weapon storage. While Areikat agrees that this is a violation of U.N. sanctity, he finds Israel’s action inexcusable, and furthermore condemns America's loyalty to Israel in the crisis:
“It is shameful that the United States is resupplying ammunition to a country that is committing right now war crimes.”
Watch the above video for the full interview between Areikat and Burnett.