In all, six of my relatives, three close friends and several colleagues have died in the three bloody wars and countless battles between Israel and Hamas.
The violence continues, with eight children and two adults killed on Saturday in Gaza and one Israeli man killed in a Hamas rocket attack on the city of Ramat Gan.
Synagogues have been attacked and Israeli flags burned in protests in Germany.
Israeli police on Saturday clashed with Palestinian protesters in a show of force that threatened to deepen the holy city's worst religious unrest in several years.
Europe changed its position on intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines and also announced a series of measures aimed at reducing China's influence in Europe.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has missed a midnight deadline for putting together a new coalition government.
The clashes, injuring four police and six protesters, have become an almost nightly occurrence since Ramadan started nearly two weeks ago.
Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption charges, has six weeks to lure his political foes into a coalition.