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International Politics

Overall

– Journalist Ken Klippenstein interviews Richard Falk, a UN official dealing with Palestine and Israel, to discuss what is currently happening and more

– U.S. Special Forces launched a rescue mission to help evacuate trapped Yazidis in Iraq

Middle East

– A rocket from Gaza hit inside Israel that affects peace talks, but Hamas denies it ever shot a rocket; However, a five-day truce was agreed upon

– Lawrence Wilkinson joins The Real News to discuss how vital Iran’s role is in stabilizing Iraq

– Journalist Alex Kane reports on how the actions in Gaza by Israel are also efforts to attract gun manufacturers

– Kurds in Iraq accused Arabs of supporting the Islamic State, which is increasing tension in the country

– The U.S. rejected Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s suggestion to stay in power

Africa

– Cape Town, South Africa experiences large protests to stop the violence in Gaza, photos here

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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.