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International Politics

Overall

– Who wants American troops to fight against the Islamic State? The Islamic State of course!

– Robert Kelley, former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, tells The Real News why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is wrong when it comes to Iran

– A U.S. official said Iran may have a positive role in the offensive to capture Tikrit from ISIS in Iraq

– The White House is still mulling whether to send weapons to the Kiev government

– Keep in mind, when it comes to the Iran-P5+1 talks, the White House is not interested in normalizing ties with Iran

Middle East

– Rebels in Syria, specifically Aleppo, blew up a tunnel underneath the country’s intelligence building and then invaded it

– Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he is still interested in negotiating with Israel

– Even though Netanyahu believes Iran is a significant threat to Israel, Israelis are suffering from economic woes and are disappointed Netanyahu is not focusing on that

– Natasha Lennard: “There isn’t really a rift between Israel and the Obama administration

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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.