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Hey folks, how are you doing this Monday?

International Politics


– If you look at different international human rights agreements and the UN Charter, then you would see how Israel violated a number of international laws

– Glenn Greenwald: “Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack

– A Pakistani man detained at U.S. facility was denied a lawyer for as long as he was behind bars, which shows the lack of regard Western governments have towards foreigners

Middle East

– Journalist Patrick Cockburn explains Israel’s failure to understand its own errors in Palestine and how this is not the first time they didn’t understand

– Chris Hedges: “Why Israel Lies

– In what is hoped to be something that will hold, Egypt was able to get a 72-hour truce between Israelis and Palestinians starting Tuesday

– Meanwhile, Israel stated it has more operations ongoing in Gaza even though it destroyed all tunnels they said Hamas used

– Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: What Israel is doing is “exterminating” Palestinians and it is committing “genocide”

– An Iranian official admitted they provided missile technology to Hamas for defense purposes

– A house in Gaza was bombed by Israeli missiles and 10 family members inside perished, one brother was critically injured


– Gallup: Out of all the African countries, Mali has the highest approval rating for their president. On the other side of the spectrum, the Congo has the lowest approval rating.

– A former Egyptian official stated the country should consider military intervention in Libya if conflict spills into Egypt

Asia and Oceania

– With world tensions growing as more international incidents occur, Japan’s pivot to preparing for warfare is not helping

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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.