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International Politics

Overall

– Sweden announced it would cease all military ties to Saudi Arabia over the latter’s decisions on human rights

– Israel demolished shelters, funded by the European Union, in Jerusalem in order to put up more settlements

Middle East

– Economist Shir Hever explains to The Real News on the state of Israeli politics and how it relates to the culture in the country

– A new poll found the party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is behind the Zionist Union, a center-left party, ahead of the election

– Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman dismissed the Palestinian Authority’s threats to take him to the International Criminal Court

Africa

– The city of Tuarga, Libya sued France for supporting anti-Gaddafi forces during the 2011 NATO intervention

– Aid officials say, after the rescue of children in Cameroon from Boko Haram, the children do not know much, not even their names

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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.