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May Danny Schechter rest in peace.

International Politics

Overall

– The United Nations Security Council warned conflict can ensure should violence continue on the Lebanon-Israel border

– European officials say P5+1-Iranian negotiations are not even close to be completed

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: The U.S. and Israel must work together, in spite of differences, because there is no alternative

– Revealed documents of draft agreement show Iran uses less machines and will get a partial lift of sanctions

– President Barack Obama: This is a rare opportunity to better relations between the U.S. and Iran

– Sam Knight: “U.S. Refuses to Acknowledge Criminal Probe of Wikileaks in Ecuador-Assange Multilateral Diplomatic Spat

Middle East

– Gallup: Seventy-two percent of Iraqis approve of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

– Iraqis, meanwhile, are arguing with one another about the digging of trenches and whether they actually help with public security

– Economist Shir Hever joins The Real News and focuses on what the victory of Benjamin Netanyahu means

– Still, Netanyahu’s victory means the system in Israel is not only continuing, but is still strong

– Now the left in Israel must undergo self-criticisms and innovate strategies after its failure in the election

– While Netanyahu believes Palestine must hold “genuine” peace talks, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas believed a two-state solution is “impossible with Netanyahu

– Ali Abunimah: “Is UN providing Israel with cover for killing Gaza’s children?

– The United Nations said it believes the Islamic State is killing Yazidi minorities in Iraq

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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.