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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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Merkel’s party’s think tank compares Israel’s security wall to Berlin Wall

13th August 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Merkel’s party’s think tank compares Israel’s security wall to Berlin Wall

Benjamin Weinthal

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation – a think tank for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party – compared on Monday the now-defunct East German communist state’s Berlin Wall with Israel’s separation wall along the West Bank, sparking outrage in Israel and Germany. more...

Analysis & Commentary

13th August 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Merkel’s party’s think tank compares Israel’s security wall to Berlin Wall

Benjamin Weinthal

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation – a think tank for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party – compared on Monday the now-defunct East German communist state’s Berlin Wall with Israel’s separation wall along the West Bank, sparking outrage in Israel and Germany. more...

11th August 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Iran Sentences Couple for ‘Orientation Toward the Land of Christianity’

Benjamin Weinthal

The Islamic regime in Tehran has sentenced an Iranian couple to a prison term for merely practicing Christianity. more...

11th August 2018 –

German Left Party MPs fulfill ‘long tradition of hatred of Jews’

Benjamin Weinthal

The head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Jerusalem office, Dr. Efraim Zuroff, on Thursday meted out scathing criticism at the executive board of the German Left party for blaming only the Jewish state in its resolution against IDF measures in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. more...

11th August 2018 – Fox News

Iran regime ramps up crackdown on persecuted Christians after US sanctions

Benjamin Weinthal

U.S. sanctions on Iran have inadvertently led to a crackdown on its persecuted Christian community as the ayatollahs move to consolidate their power in the face of growing unrest across the country. more...