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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 still seeking tech for weapons of mass destruction: German intel

1st June 2018 – Fox News

Iran still seeking tech for weapons of mass destruction: German intel

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran’s regime has not stopped its drive to secure technology and scientific knowledge to produce weapon of mass destruction, the intelligence agency of the German state of Baden-Württemberg disclosed in a report last week. more...

Analysis & Commentary

1st June 2018 – Fox News

Iran still seeking tech for weapons of mass destruction: German intel

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran’s regime has not stopped its drive to secure technology and scientific knowledge to produce weapon of mass destruction, the intelligence agency of the German state of Baden-Württemberg disclosed in a report last week. more...

20th June 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

U.S. Ambassador asks Germany: Stop Iranian Airline from use of Airspace

Benjamin Weinthal

The new US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, requested the German government to block Iran’s Mahan Air from flying within German airspace and deny it landing rights in the country because of the airline’s material support for terrorism. more...

20th June 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Canada’s Parliament Rejects Diplomatic Relations with Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

Liberal MPs from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s party joined conservative lawmakers in the House of Commons last week to vote against the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Tory Party motion (the conservatives) also called for Canada to label the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization. more...

18th June 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German Jews urge Firing of ‘Antisemitic’ Green Party Ramallah Office Head

Benjamin Weinthal

A prominent German Jewish organization – Values Initiative – called on Friday for the German Green Party’s think tank to discharge the head of its Ramallah-based office because she allegedly spreads contemporary antisemitism and defends Palestinian terrorism against the Jewish state. more...