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International Politics

Overall

– Journalist Chris Hedges joins The Real News to highlight how the response by Western states to the Charlie Hebdo killings is not genuine

– Al-Qaeda in Yemen said they were responsible for the attack against Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 7. Jeremy Scahill writes more here.

– Natasha Lennard: “‘Je Suis Charlie’ and ‘Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie’ Are Both the Wrong Response to the Paris Massacre

– Ever hear of United Against Nuclear Iran? Pro-Zionist billionaire Sheldon Adelson has because he provides one-third of its funding.

Middle East

– An official from Hamas warned extremism may rise in the Gaza Strip should reconstruction effort continue to move slowly

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “shameful” for his comments over Netanyahu’s role in Gaza

– Hezbollah warned Charlie Hebdo its new magazine cover is offensive and would lead to more violence

– Iraq does not believe the U.S. and its coalition are doing enough to stop the Islamic State

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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.