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The Roundup for February 7, 2015

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And the week is over. How was it for you?

International Politics

Overall

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is disappointed Democrats do not want to listen to his speech

– Meanwhile, Congress will re-visit a law giving Israel better technology than its neighbors apparently due to ISIS.

– President Barack Obama: Our resources are limited and we must not “overreach” overseas

Middle East

– Very interesting article about the police force in Israel, which is struggling to keep its image in the country.

– While the Islamic State said an American hostage was killed in air strikes, the U.S. said there was no proof

– Parliament in Yemen is dissolved and a “presidential council” was set up in its place

Africa

– In Benghazi, Libya, a suicide bomber killed two people, a father and his son.

Europe 

– Part one of two with Becquer Seguin on how Podemos began and how it shapes their politics

– A vast majority of people living in Crimea support the decision to join Russia

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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.