Bob's Blog: What's coming up Sunday July 13 on Face the Nation

(CBS News) -- Things have taken a turn for the worse in the Middle East this week. Rockets are raining down every day on Israeli cities, sending residents to seek cover in bomb shelters. In response, Israel launched an aggressive air offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, where nearly 100 Palestinians have been killed.

President Barack Obama on Thursday offered to negotiate a cease-fire, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed that idea and said his plan was to halt the stream of rockets from Gaza.

So what's next? We'll talk to Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestine Liberation Organization's chief representative in the United States.

Back at home, lawmakers are scrambling to address the crisis triggered by tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing into the United States. The Obama administration wants $3.7 billion to modernize detention facilities and help relieve the backlogged immigration court system.

But will this "do-nothing" Congress act quickly on the president's proposal? Both sides say the situation has reached a tipping point, but Democrats and Republicans can't agree on how to solve the problem.

We'll talk to Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who is very much on the front lines of this problem. He met with Obama earlier this week in Texas, although the president did not make a visit to the border.

We'll also have three lawmakers on the program Sunday who are deeply involved in the immigration issue: Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas.

As always, we'll round out our show with a panel of reporters and thinkers who can break down the news. We'll have Jane Harman of The Wilson Center, Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal.

I hope you'll tune in. Check your local listings.

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