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International Politics


– Journalist Gareth Porter explains on The Real News how unlikely a deal between Iran and the P5+1 will be implemented by July 20 due to conflicts; Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry calls for Iran to make “critical choices

– Juan Cole: “Stop Saying ‘If X fired Rockets at U.S.’: It’s Racist, & assumes we’re Colonial

– Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel states he is aware of Russian and Iranian presence in Iraq, but stated the U.S. would not offer similar support with both nations

Middle East

Part three of four with economist Shir Hever who explains Israel’s position when selling tools of surveillance and repression to countries with socio-economic problems

– Journalists Max Blumenthal and Ali Abunimah talk about the manipulation carried out by the Israeli government after the deaths of three Israeli teenagers

– Moreover, there have been Jewish voices in Israel denouncing such violence by Israel against Palestine and worldwide protests

– In northern Iraqi, the Kurds took over two oilfields and left the coalition government, to the dismay of the Iraqi government

– The Israeli Defense Force stated it was told by the Netanyahu administration to “hit Hamas hard” as more than 100 Palestinians died so far

– Benjamin Netanyahu: We will not listen to international calls to stop our attacks in Gaza; Ugh, repugnant little creature

– Ali Abunimah: “Israeli commander declares ‘holy war’ on Palestinians


– To combat illegal migration, Libya suggested a partnership with the EU government

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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.