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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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Trump, Germany’s Merkel clash over trade, NATO and ‘Western values’

30th May 2017 – Fox News

Trump, Germany’s Merkel clash over trade, NATO and ‘Western values’

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany and the U.S. emerged from Memorial Day weekend in a war of words, as Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition partners attacked America’s reliability as a world power and President Trump fired back on Twitter. more...

Analysis & Commentary

21st June 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

BDS Activists Launch Tirade Against MK and Holocaust Survivor in Berlin

Benjamin Weinthal

One protestor, wearing a t-shirt with the words "Boycott Israel," accused the Israeli MK representative of apartheid. more...

20th June 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Germany Agrees to Show “Censored” Documentary on Anti-Semitism as Public Pressure Grows

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany’s public broadcaster has announced it will show a documentary on anti-Semitism in Europe after accusations of political censorship, The Times of Israel reported Monday. more...

19th June 2017 – Jerusalem Post

Kansas Governor Signs Anti-BDS Law

Benjamin Weinthal

Kansas on Friday became the 21st US state to enact a law barring boycotts of the Jewish state. more...

15th June 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Israel Calls on Franco-German Outlet to Show ‘Censored’ Antisemitism Film

Benjamin Weinthal

ARTE, a public television station, came under fire after it nixed the screening of the film it commissioned about antisemitism because it was deemed too 'pro-Israel.' more...