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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

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...

17th September 2016 – The Jerusalem Post

Leading BDS activist: Move Israel to Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

A leading BDS figure and teacher from Lower Saxony may find himself in hot water due to rules in Germany barring educators from commenting on political issues. more...

15th September 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

After Major German Union Recognizes BDS as Anti-Semitic, Branch Trashes Anti-Israel Article

Benjamin Weinthal

After Germany’s largest teachers’ union strongly denounced the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign as anti-Semitic, a branch of the union trashed copies of its September publication because it contained an article advocating in favor of anti-Israel boycotts, Benjamin Weinthal reported for The Jewish Chronicle on Monday. more...

12th September 2016 – The Jewish Chronicle

German teachers’ union shreds pro-BDS article

Benjamin Weinthal

A branch of the German teachers’ union has pulped copies of its September magazine because it included an article advocating a boycott of Israel. more...