“At least 38 protesters have been killed by Israeli live fire and more than 1,600 wounded in the weekly protests since they began March 30. Israel has rejected the international criticism, saying it is defending its sovereign border and accusing Gaza’s Hamas leaders, who are organizing the protests, of using the crowds as cover to carry out attacks.” Israel recently celebrated the remarkable achievements of its mere 70 years of existence. But the forward progress within the country stands in stark contrast to a never-ending peace process that seems to be going backwards. AP: Deadly violence erupts again in Gaza at Israeli border fence.