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International Politics

Overall

– A phenomenal and wonderful piece that should be mandatory reading as it deals with the victims not only in Israel, but also in Palestine

– The danger of using violence in response to terrorism, terrorists use it to their advantage, especially with a non-critical media blasting everything they do

– U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called for countries in the West to deal more aggresively with Western civilians going into the Middle East to fight

Middle East

– Despite the Israeli Defense Force formatting plans to invade Gaza, they are limited by international pressure; But not enough

– Journalist Alex Kane provides seven examples of how Israel brutalizes Americans without second thoughts

– Israel stated there would be no cease-fire until rocket fire into Israel is stopped; Meanwhile, 22 Palestinians were killed as a result of Israeli air strikes

– The Iraqi government stated to the UN “armed terrorist groups” took over a former chemical weapons depot

– In Afghanistan, a Taliban suicide bomber killed four NATO troops, 10 civilians and two police officers

– Secretary of State John Kerry announced if election results in Afghanistan are not legal, the U.S. would not offer support for their new government

Africa 

– In Somalia, the presidential palace was attacked by members of al-Shabab and little known about what is happening

Asia and Oceania

– A video report of British officials meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on strengthening economic ties between the two countries

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.