Palestinians and Missourians find common cause amidst the tear gas

In the midst of protests in Ferguson — marked by increasingly militaristic police intervention — Palestinian protestors have offered their support, solidarity and advice to those on the front lines of the St. Louis suburb. An unexpected dialogue has emerged on Twitter between the two groups — protestors who live halfway across the world from each other but face similar battles.


Arts, Culture & Media

Mid East books

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's book critic Christopher Merrill about new books from Israeli writer Amos Oz and a biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali.

Lifestyle & Belief

Reaction from Israel

Anchor Lisa Mullins gets reaction to President Obama's speech in Cairo from Yossi Alpher, co-editor of, an online dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.

Global Politics

Israel rejects Palestinian unity deal

Israeli officials have criticized a reconciliation deal between the rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas. Under the agreement, an interim Palestinian government will be formed and a date fixed for elections. Matthew Bell reports.

Conflict & Justice

Egypt permanently opens Gaza border

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Matthew Bell in Jerusalem about reaction there to news that Egypt is permanently opening its Rafah border crossing. The Rafah border is the only way in and out of Gaza that does not pass through Israel.