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Top o’ the mornin’!

International Politics

Overall

– Chris Hedges: “The Terror We Give Is the Terror We Get

– Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt in what is being said to expand Russian influence

– As President Barack Obama said there were “real differences” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran, Netanyahu is thinking about changing parts of his speech

Middle East

– Economist Shir Hever joins The Real News to explain American campaign donations to Netanyahu

– Ali Abunimah: “Pro-Israel appeal to US patriotism fails to halt ‘historic’ California divestment vote

– Due to the bombings in Gaza last summer (along with other factors of course), suicide rates in Gaza are on the rise; Very tragic

– Speaking of the bombings, Israel broke laws, but it did not break its own laws; This is saying a lot

– The U.S. will provide $8.8 billion to Iraq in terms of aid, which is up from $1.6 billion; It’s like a casino. Eventually, it’ll pay off!

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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.