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Benjamin Weinthal

Research Fellow

Areas of Impact:

Europe, Iran - Human Rights, Hezbollah, Israel, Iran, Iran - Sanctions

Biography:

Benjamin Weinthal is a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. A widely published journalist based in Berlin, he serves as FDD's eyes and ears in Europe. Benjamin’s investigative reporting has uncovered valuable information on Iran’s energy links to European firms, as well as Hamas and Hezbollah’s terror-finance operations in Europe. He has also examined the growth of the Islamic State in Europe, growing anti-Semitism on the Continent, and neo-Nazism.

Benjamin’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal EuropeSlateThe GuardianThe New RepublicThe Weekly StandardNational Review Online, the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post, and broadcast outlets including the BBC and Fox News. A fluent German speaker, Benjamin has also written columns and articles in the German newspapers Frankfurter RundschauBerliner Morgenpost and Der Tagesspiegel

Benjamin Weinthal is a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. A widely published journalist based in Berlin, he serves as FDD's eyes and ears in Europe. Benjamin’s investigative reporting has uncovered valuable information on Iran’s energy links to European firms, as well as Hamas and Hezbollah’s terror-finance operations in Europe. He has also examined the growth of the Islamic State in Europe, growing anti-Semitism on the Continent, and neo-Nazism.

Benjamin’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal EuropeSlate, The GuardianThe New RepublicThe Weekly StandardNational Review Online, the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post, and broadcast outlets including the BBC and Fox News. A fluent German speaker, Benjamin has also written columns and articles in the German newspapers Frankfurter RundschauBerliner Morgenpost and Der Tagesspiegel

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14th February 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German Bank Enables Pro-BDS NGO that Supports IDF Deserters

Benjamin Weinthal

A German bank has been catapulted into an anti-Israel scandal because it provides an account to an NGO that supports Israelis who desert from or refuse to serve in the IDF. more...

Analysis & Commentary

14th February 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German Bank Enables Pro-BDS NGO that Supports IDF Deserters

Benjamin Weinthal

A German bank has been catapulted into an anti-Israel scandal because it provides an account to an NGO that supports Israelis who desert from or refuse to serve in the IDF. more...

8th February 2018 – Fox News

Syria chemical attack rockets ‘Made in Germany,’ report says

Benjamin Weinthal

The rockets used in the recent chemical attacks in Syria that poisoned dozens of civilians, including children, were “Made in Germany,” Bild reports. more...

6th February 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

German Company “Shocked” that Parts it Sold to Iran Were Used in Syrian Chemical Attacks

Benjamin Weinthal

A German firm’s technology was purchased by Iran and later used in chemical attacks carried out against civilians by the Assad regime in Syria, Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post on Monday. more...

5th February 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany Sold Technology to Iran for Use in Syrian Chemical Attacks

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany’s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control approved a license for a company to sell military applicable technology to Iranian companies that subsequently was used in Syrian regime chemical weapons attacks, reported the German publication Bild on Monday. more...