The War Drums are beating as massive rocket barrages target Tel Aviv and south. Israel says it is assessing deal after Egyptian media says fighting to end Wednesday evening, but resumption of rocket fire and IDF airstrikes raise doubts. China’s foreign minister says Washington “must respect China’s bottom lines and red lines, and stop damaging China’s sovereignty, security, and development interests.” Over in Russia, Turkey, Syria, Russia and Iran hold highest-level talks since Syrian war. Putin said yesterday that the West is waging a ‘real war’ on Russia.