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Hey everyone! Enjoy your Friday and the weekend ahead.

International Politics

Overall

– Pew: 56 percent of civilians polled globally have confidence in President Barack Obama compared to 23 percent who have confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin

– Omar Barghouti, founder of the BDS movement, discusses on The Real News growing opposition to Israel’s actions and origins of the conflict

– The gaffe by Secretary of State John Kerry could arguably provide hope for a solution on the crisis occurring in Gaza; Israel, meanwhile, rejected a ceasefire proposed by Kerry

– The U.S. and Ukraine accused Russia of firing missiles into Ukraine to attack soldiers, while Russia accuses the U.S. of a “smear campaign

Middle East

– There was a temporary truce between Hamas and Israel for a few hours, 850 people are dead so far

– Islamic State in Iraq and Levant militants attacked Christian villages around Mosul and are forcing women to wear veils

– Journalist Yousef Al-Helou writes on the consequence of inaction as Gaza is bombarded by Israel

– An Israeli Defense Force commander stated Hamas is losing morale, so the army needs more time

– Palestine filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court for war crimes committed in Gaza by Israel, although some officials said it was unlikely to be followed-up on

Africa

– In Libya, the Ministry of Defense called for an end to the “senseless fighting

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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.