Palestinian men gather their furniture and belongings after an Israeli bulldozer demolished their shack east of Yatta town in the southern West bank district of Hebron  as it was reportedly built without Israeli authorization in the "Area C".

Palestinian men gather their furniture and belongings after an Israeli bulldozer demolished their shack east of Yatta town in the southern West bank district of Hebron as it was reportedly built without Israeli authorization in the "Area C".

On Thursday, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges.

It comes as the U.S. faces condemnation for changing its policy on the legality of Israeli settlements. Netanyahu’s main opponent, Benny Gantz, also said he was unable to form a government, and the country could be headed for a third election in a single year.

Amnesty International says that over 100 people have been killed in Iran, following country-wide unrest over increases in fuel prices. Reporting was not immediately available to corroborate the death toll — partially because the internet has been mostly shut down in Iran.

Meanwhile, at least six people have been killed in Bolivia as the country’s political crisis continues.

We unpack those headlines, and discuss how the impeachment inquiry is affecting American foreign policy, on this week’s global News Roundup.

Jonquilyn Hill booked the guests for this week’s Roundup.

Guests

  • Moises Naim Distinguished fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and chief international columnist, El Pais; author of "The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn't What It Used to Be"; @MoisesNaim
  • Nina-Maria Potts Director of Global News Coverage, Feature Story News; @ninamariapotts
  • Rosiland Jordan State Department/specials correspondent, Al Jazeera English Television; @RosJordanAJE

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