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International Politics

Overall

– The U.S. admits convicting David Hicks, an Australian national, at Guantanamo Bay was a mistake

– As noted by this piece, the International Criminal Court will investigate individuals from both Israel and Palestine. In fact, they may go after those in the latter.

– The Islamic State released a video where they executed a Kurdish soldier and threatened to behead President Barack Obama

– The woman heading to join the Islamic State are usually not victims and are very supportive of the terrorist group, according to a new study.

– Israel said the United Nations must uphold its commitment to stop war crimes; The irony is so rich

Middle East

– Juan Cole: “After Abdullah: Can Saudi Arabia Reform Before It Is Too Late?

– In Gaza, demonstrators attempted to enter a United Nations building after hearing news of lack of funds by the UN to invest in the Gaza Strip

– An interview with Sherkoh Abbas, head of the Kurdish National Assembly of Syria, about peace talks in Moscow and establishing an independent Kurdish state

– ISIS is not the only loser after the liberation of Kobane by Kurdish forces as Turkey, worrying about the consequences of Kurdish success, lost as well.

– Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in a surprise attack by Hezbollah

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Hezbollah will pay the “full price” for what they did

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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.