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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint meeting of Congress today that negotiations with six countries, including the US and Russia, won't prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. And he said that, ideologically, Iran is no different from the so-called Islamic State or ISIS.

Also, police kill a homeless black man in Los Angeles — with cameras rolling.

Netanyahu Demands a "Better Deal" 41 MIN, 50 SEC

In the chambers of Congress today, the Prime Minister of Israel challenged the President of the United States. Benjamin Netanyahu denounced ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the claim that the only alternative is war. Before denouncing the negotiations, the Prime Minister insisted his speech was not designed to stir partisan differences in the US. He said Israel has been supported by all US Presidents since Harry Truman. He thanked President Obama for supporting Israel in times of needm including the Carmel forest fire, attacks on Israel's embassy in Cairo and missile support against Hamas in Gaza.

Applause interrupted Netanyahu again and again, but it was hardly unanimous. Democrat Nancy Pelosi said he insulted "the intelligence of the United States."

Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (@kampeas)
Emad Kiyaei, American Iranian Council (@ekiyaei)
Aaron David Miller, Wilson Center (@aarondmiller2)
Yaron Ezrahi, Hebrew University
Eytan Gilboa, Bar-Ilan University
David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security (@ISISNuclear)

JTA on Netanyhu arguing against the nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran
American Iranian Council on an Obama policy for better US-Iran relations
Miller on Obama's special relationship with Netanyahu

The Much Too Promised Land

Aaron David Miller

Body Camera Footage and the Latest LAPD Skid Row Shooting 8 MIN, 34 SEC

This past Sunday, Los Angeles police officers wearing body cameras killed an unarmed black man. Cell phones were focused on the incident, too. Protesters gathered today at the site of Sunday's fatal shooting and marched to headquarters of the LAPD. Just yesterday, President Obama called for "prompt action to change police practices across the country — in the aftermath of police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York and Cleveland, Ohio.

Speaking to the media yesterday, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addressed the abundance of video evidence from surveillance cameras to cell phones to footage recorded by the officers themselves. "There are also two officers with body cameras, and that offers a unique perspective that we believe will be crucial to determining the propriety of the officers' actions. And I know that the media would love to have that video and it would certainly serve the purposes of the media cycle, but at this point in the investigation, it would not be proper for us to release it."

Adam Nagourney, Los Angeles Bureau Chief for the New York Times, has more on the story.

Adam Nagourney, New York Times (@adamnagourney)

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