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International Politics


– The UN Security Council agreed on a resolution condemning the violence in Iraq

– Journalist Gareth Porter joins The Real News to discuss the latest negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran

– The G7 announced more sanctions against Russia for its involvement in Ukraine

– UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon: The violence at the MH17 crash site must stop for us to investigate

Middle East

– Economist Shir Hever explains to The Real News about the profits Israel gets for its arms sales and why a ceasefire is not in its interests

– Rania Khalek: “Stocks rise for Israeli drone-maker as Gaza slaughter continues

– Israeli historian Ilan Pappe provides a good review on what is happening in Israel to The Real News

– In Jerusalem, three Israelis beat up two Palestinians in a racist attack

– Meanwhile, at least 17 people were killed and at least 200 wounded in a market in Gaza

– With another UN school bombed by Israel, a UN official called the attack a “source of universal shame” and the White House denounced the attack but without pointing a finger at who did it

– The Iraqi government is set to receive 5,000 Hellfire missiles by the U.S.; Because that’s what Iraq needs…more weapons

– Jon Stewart jokes on the United States’ sheer disregard of consequences when selling weapons to the Middle East


– A ceasefire between militants and the government was agrteed to in Tripoli, Libya to handle a blaze as 75 bodies were found in Benghazi

– Two mosques were bombed in Nigeria and 13 people were killed; Tragic

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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.