- Newsmaker: Reports out of Egypt say that both have sides signed a "statement of intent" calling for "immediate and concrete steps" to end the Middle East violence, re-deploy Israeli troops and begin an investigation led by the US in conjunction with Israelis and Palestinians and in consultation with the United Nations. Samah Jabr, a medical student living in East Jerusalem and a columnist for The Palestine Report, reflects the statement's affect in East Jerusalem.
- Reporter's Notebook: An important bit of American history has ended with the death of Gus Hall. The chair of the US Communist Party for 40 years is dead at 90. Not even the fall of the Soviet Union shook Gus Hall's faith in Communism. Albert Fried, retired Professor of History at the State University of New York who specializes in radical politics in America, gives us some historical perspective.
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