International pressure about Israeli airstrikes on Gaza is falling on deaf ears in Tel Aviv, where sirens have been sounding this evening - presumably as Hamas responds to the attacks.
President Barack Obama has called Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and offered to broker a ceasefire. Netanyahu listened politely, but that's about all he did.
The prime minister was on national TV tonight. Although he did not say a ground invasion of Gaza was about to get under way - as many people had expected - pretty much nothing else he said hinted at any kind of compromise.
He said Israel would use "whatever means possible" to achieve its ends - and that is to silence the Hamas rockets. Now he has said it, the Israeli people will settle for nothing less.
It's been an emotionally exhausting day in Israel and Gaza as hopes for peace were raised then dashed then raised then dashed again.
In the court of international opinion, this is how Israel wins a battle and still manages to lose the war.
Until the Israelis and the Palestinians find a way of resolving the underlining conflict this will not be more than a pause.