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Once again, the roundup for this week will include only non-Anglo-American songs. Got exciting songs planned!

International Politics

Overall

– Robert Naiman, policy director of Just Foreign Policy, talks with The Real News about the international negotiations with Iran and the question of sanctions

– Secretary of State John Kerry: Talks are still ongoing with Iran, but there are still “important gaps.” Moreover, Kerry said issues were political.

– As Kerry said the U.S. must negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a peaceful transition, British officials say Assad “has no place in Syria’s future.”

Middle East

– Israel reportedly aids al-Qaeda militants and Nusra Front fighters by giving medical treatment; It does come from a mainstream source, although it still is really significant

– Will the new elections bring a major change in terms of the occupation of Palestine? No, not in the slightest.

– Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in support of the right-wing in the country. Meanwhile, the right-wing, ahead of the elections, are trying to get settlers to vote for them.

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Stop a left-wing government from coming into power

– A former hostage of the Islamic State said the group in Syria created quasi-Guantanamo place for prisoners

– Iraqi officials said they arrested 31 members of ISIL allegedly planning terrorist attacks across the country

– Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki: We need American support to make Iraq stable due to current threats

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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.