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International Politics


– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will still hold his position. So don’t expect him to be out of the U.S. picture anytime soon

– President Barack Obama, meanwhile, did not call Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory. In fact, the White House criticized Netanyahu’s “divisive rhetoric”

– The U.S. admitted a drone flying over Syria was shot down, but refuse to discuss more on it

Middle East

– Journalist Ali Abunimah joins The Real News to talk about the Israeli elections and what it means for Palestinians

– Scholar Phyllis Bennis talks to The Real News on how Israeli foreign policy would have not changed if Netanyahu was not re-elected

– Indeed, Isaac Herzog and the Zionist Union represented a friendly face on Israeli oppression


– Through a drone strike, the U.S. killed a key leader of the militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia

– Seventeen tourists and two Tunisians were killed by gunmen dressed up as soldiers in Tunisia and the government pledged “no mercy” for any terror group

– In Libya, 12 militants were killed after the army clashed with militias tied to ISIS

– A Libyan official stressed the solution to Libya’s current woes is supporting the country’s army

– Twenty-two supporters of Mohamed Morsi were sentenced to death by a court in Egypt

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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.