Thousands stage a sixth weekly protest in a campaign against a decade-old blockade of the territory that has led to widespread hardship and desperation.
The hearing by the Supreme Court of Israel comes amid growing international criticism of that nation for its use of lethal force and a mounting casualty toll in Gaza.
In Tel Aviv, the secretary of state call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs.
Three Palestinians are killed and dozens are reported wounded as a crowd attempts to rip through a border fence, drawing heavy Israeli fire.
As Americans focus on everything Trumpian, Palestinians die (or are killed) as a matter of course in Gaza. And, once again, the U.S. is complicit.
"I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu" by accepting the prestigious Genesis Prize, the actress says. “Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation."
The deaths bring to 32 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops at the border since late March. The Gaza Health Ministry says live rounds have wounded 1,600 in that time.
The author and critic of the "Holocaust industry" believes the younger generation of American Jews is growing estranged from Israel because of its treatment of Palestinians.
Hundreds of Palestinians, including a journalist, are hurt in the third large-scale protest in as many consecutive Fridays along the volatile border.