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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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Iran executes gay teenager in violation of international law

4th August 2016 – The Jerusalem Post

Iran executes gay teenager in violation of international law

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran's regime executed a gay adolescent in July - the first confirmed execution of someone convicted as a juvenile in the Islamic Republic in 2016 - Amnesty International reported this week. more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th August 2016 – The Jerusalem Post

In Germany, Israelis help to launch anti-BDS group

Benjamin Weinthal

Israelis along with Germans launched the Action Forum group, which included a protest against BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) activists targeting Jewish state products in front of a Berlin department store on Thursday. more...

26th August 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

German MP: Hamas’ Theft of Millions From Gaza Charity “Massively Damages” Trust in Aid Work

Benjamin Weinthal

A leading parliamentarian from Germany’s opposition party said that Hamas’ theft of millions of dollars from a Christian charity operating in the Gaza Strip has eroded the trust necessary for foreign donors to finance aid projects in the Palestinian territory, Benjamin Weinthal reported in The National Interest on Tuesday. more...

24th August 2016 – The Jerusalem Post

Merkel party politician: Green Party minister ignored anti-Semitism at university

Benjamin Weinthal

A leading state politician from the Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, slammed a Green Party minister in the state of Lower Saxony for failing to rope in an allegedly anti-Semitic seminar at HAWK University. more...

23rd August 2016 – The National Interest

How Hamas Allegedly Embezzles Millions in Christian Charity

Benjamin Weinthal

The arrests of the head of a U.S. charity operating in the Gaza Strip—and of an UN engineer—put the international spotlight on terrorism finance in the nonprofit world. more...