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International Politics

Overall

– Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu to speak in front of Congress on Iran, which is viewed as a snub to the Obama administration

– The White House does not seem happy Netanyahu is coming as he did not notify them beforehand

Middle East

– How fitting is it for the death of an Iranian commander by Israeli authorities to happen near Israeli elections where the cost of living is a major issue

– An independent review found Israel did a poor job in avoiding civilians deaths during the bombings of Gaza last summer

– Very interesting read on the initial sympathy by people living in Gaza on the Charlie Hebdo killings

– In Homs, Syria, a car bomb exploded in a government-controlled neighborhood and seven people died as a result

Asia and Oceania

– Gallup: Sixty-seven percent of Afghans say the economy is getting worse in their country

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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.