Matthew RJ Brodsky
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Iran Prepares to Enrich Uranium and Europe Wants Sanctions Exemptions

June 6, 2018  •  Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News

The UK, France, and Germany are looking for exemptions from U.S. sanctions on Iran so they can keep the nuclear deal alive. Meanwhile, Ayatollah Khamenei suggested Iran will start enriching uranium soon. It comes just as the Associated Press reports that the Obama administration tried to issue a license in February 2016 that would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7 billion it held at a bank in Oman from rials to dollars to euros. They tried to cover it up. Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Tracy Alexander on i24News "Perspectives" to discuss these breaking topics.

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The Media's Palestine Narrative Reads Like Fan Fiction
Recent events in Gaza demonstrate the growing chasm between reporting and reality.

May 25, 2018  •  The Weekly Standard

Regardless of how one feels about Israel or the Palestinian quest for statehood, establishing what happened should have been a straightforward task given the abundance of verifiable evidence as the events unfolded. Unfortunately, this grotesque failure to report facts accurately or put them in context reached this point after several decades during which news outlets cemented the conflict narrative as a story focused on Israeli actions alone.

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How Russia Benefited From Israel's Airstrikes in Syria

May 20, 2018  •  The National Interest

Russian president Vladimir Putin further cemented his position atop the Syrian power pyramid as a result of Israel's massive air campaign that targeted Iran's positions and Assad's air defenses. Dubbed by Israeli military planners as "Operation House of Cards," it was the most extensive aerial assault by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in Syria since October 1973. Whether Jerusalem's impressive military success translates into a political triumph will be determined by how Tehran responds going forward, but there is little doubt Iran suffered a major setback in a week already full of monumental disappointments. In the meantime, Putin's strategic position in the Middle East has been enhanced and all he had to do was say, "Yes," to Israeli prime minister Bibi Netanyahu.

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Growth Without Peace: The Israeli Economy Amidst the Unrest

May 14, 2018  •  Global Business with Susan Roberts / CGTN America

Amidst Gaza unrest and regional upheaval, the Israeli economy keeps plugging along with impressive success. What role is the technology sector playing in the evolving economic landscape? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins anchor Susan Roberts on CGTN America's "Global Business" to discuss what the prospects are like for Palestinians, the barriers to further economic partnerships, and addresses the question of what makes Israel an economic island of stability in region of saturated instability.

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The Embassy Move to Jerusalem and Gaza Riots Explained

May 14, 2018  •  Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan / 790 KABC Radio

The U.S. makes the legal decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Gaza explodes. But everything is not as it seems and reality is likely not what you've heard. Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Dr. Drew Pinsky and Lauren Sivan on KABC Radio "Midday Live" to discuss the U.S. embassy move and the Hamas-planned Gaza riots that most mainstream media believe are a grassroots protest movement. Brodsky gives a quick history lesson, provides the context, and explains what is driving the overreaction in Gaza, the West Bank, and the international community -- all in just under 15 minutes.

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