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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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7th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Bill Against Israel – Boycott Advances in Munich

Benjamin Weinthal

Legislators from the two main parties in the Munich City Council voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday in a committee meeting to approve a bill that would outlaw municipal funding and public space for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activity targeting the Jewish state. more...

Analysis & Commentary

7th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Bill Against Israel – Boycott Advances in Munich

Benjamin Weinthal

Legislators from the two main parties in the Munich City Council voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday in a committee meeting to approve a bill that would outlaw municipal funding and public space for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activity targeting the Jewish state. more...

4th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Victims’ Families On 2016 Attack: Germany Failed Us

Benjamin Weinthal

The family members of the 12 murder victims from last December’s Christmas terror attack, which included the Israeli Dalia Elyakim, published a blistering open letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Der Spiegel magazine on Friday, accusing her government of deeply flawed anti-terrorism policies; failing to prevent the Islamic State attack in Berlin; and mistreatment of the survivors in the aftermath of the act of vehicular terrorism. “Chancellor, the attack on Breitscheidplatz is a tragic consequence of the political inaction of your government,” the family members wrote in their letter, adding that Germany lacks “basic professionalism in its approach to terrorism.” more...

1st December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

German University Town Under Fire For Boycott Activity Against Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor and pro-Israel advocates in Germany have expressed their disgust and outrage at the southern German city of Heidelberg for its activity and financial support of an alleged antisemitic boycott campaign against the Jewish state. more...

30th November 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Marxist-Leninist Party Sues German Banks Over BDS Account Closures

Benjamin Weinthal

The Marxist-Leninist party, according to German media reports, formed a joint campaign list with The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). more...