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International Politics

Overall

– Amid the Western propaganda on Russia and Ukraine, one issue overlooked is the decision by Iran to side with the West over Russia.

– Julian Assange stated he will leave the Ecuadorean embassy soon, although nothing else is known

Middle East

– Richard Falk, a UN official dealing with Palestine and Israel, explains to The Real News how Israel made a mistake of not making a deal with Hamas

– As leverage oil still rules the day in Iraq as the U.S. hopes to use it to their advantage over the new Iraqi government while supporting the Kurds

– Max Blumenthal: “Gruesome Tales Surface of Israeli Massacres Against Families in Gaza Neighborhood

– Disgusting. Far-right protesters in Tel Aviv, Israel, demonstrated against a wedding between a Muslim man and a Jewish woman

Europe

– Aleksandr Buzgalin, a Russian professor, joins The Real News to highlight the effect sanctions will have on Russia and the hope among oligarchs in Russia to get back their status as a world power

– Despite no agreement between Ukraine and Russia on a ceasefire within the former country, Kiev stated they were no longer opposed to the Russian convoy

– Meanwhile, a convoy full of refugees was attacked and all passengers killed in eastern Ukraine. As expected, both sides blame each other.

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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.