Atlantic Council Ambassador-in-Residence Michael Oren writes for CNN on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas: 

Great baseball players know every pitch is an opportunity. As with fastballs, international crises also present opportunities. And the current clash between Israel and Gaza offers several potential game-changers.

Over the course of the past six days, Hamas gunmen, along with other militant groups, have fired nearly 800 rockets at Israeli cities and towns. The Israeli air force, in response, has conducted some 1,200 sorties against Hamas targets and — despite warning civilians of impending attacks — inflicted civilian casualties.

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