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International Politics

Overall

– The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting regarding Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem

– After an anonymous U.S. official criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickenshit prime minister,” Netanyahu responded by saying he was under attack for “defending Israel”

Middle East

– Journalist Max Blumenthal joins The Real News to provide a perspective of the situation of Palestine, the right-wing in Israel and a possible third intifada

– The Islamic State killed 30 Sunni tribesmen in a town in west Iraq with the victims shoved around town before execution

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– While some media outlets focus on the successor to Rob Ford in Toronto, the biggest issue should be the failure of the left to push forth a candidate in the city and win over the working-class.

Surveillance Planet

– Journalist Nathan Fuller reports on how the PayPal14 case will be ending today and how this will be a part of the lives of those involved especially with restitution; I highly recommend this for anyone following the case or wondering what it is about

– Cyber experts believe there will be more cyberattacks in the future as we become more connected as well as more vulnerable

– The FBI wants to extend its surveillance powers to easily enter computers to find hackers. Trevor Timm has more 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.