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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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Greens Should Follow Germany’s Lead And Reject Israel Boycotts

20th September 2016 – The Huffington Post

Greens Should Follow Germany’s Lead And Reject Israel Boycotts

Benjamin Weinthal, Sheryl Saperia

While Iran's regime continues to expand its nuclear facilities and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's war has caused a half million deaths, the Green parties in North America are bizarrely preoccupied with boycotting the Jewish state. more...

Analysis & Commentary

7th December 2016 – The Jerusalem Post

German Chancellor Merkel’s party labels BDS antisemitic

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's Christian Democratic Union party on Wednesday passed a resolution opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement because the anti-Israel action is antisemitic. more...

6th December 2016 – The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Can the EU breathe a deep sigh of relief?

Benjamin Weinthal

The defeat of the far-right politician Norbert Hofer in Austria’s presidential election on Sunday conjures up the writings of Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830- 1916), who quipped about her country: “Austria is a small world in which the big world holds its rehearsal.” more...

6th December 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Expert: Don’t Ignore Iran’s Chemical, Biological Weapons Threat While Enforcing Nuclear Deal

Benjamin Weinthal

While President-elect Donald Trump will likely be stricter in enforcing the terms of the nuclear deal with Iran, the incoming administration should not ignore the threat that Iran’s chemical and biological weapons programs pose, Benjamin Weinthal, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote Monday at Forbes. more...

5th December 2016 – Forbes

Don’t Let Iran Off The Hook For Chemical/Biological Weapons

Benjamin Weinthal

The Trump administration will need to be on its toes to enforce the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement—and stop the Islamic Republic’s developing chemical and biological weapons programs. more...