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31st July 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Khamenei Mends Relations with Hamas

Ali Alfoneh

Khamenei Mends Relations with Hamas

Arm Hamas. That was the main message of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s speech on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of the month of Ramadan. more...

30th July 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Hamas’s New Commandos

Patrick Megahan

Hamas’s New Commandos

Hamas rocket barrages are reaching deeper into Israel than previous conflicts, but Israel’s military brass is more concerned with the terror group’s newest tactic: commando raids. more...

25th July 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Quds Day, Palestinian Protests, and West Bank Stability

Grant Rumley

Palestinians in the West Bank organized one of the largest protest marches in recent history last night, sparking clashes with Israeli police late into the morning. more...

23rd July 2014 – USA Today

FAA Hands Hamas A Big Win

Clifford D. May

A colleague and I were waiting for a airplane at Ben-Gurion International Airport just outside Tel Aviv a couple of weeks ago. more...

18th July 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Gaza Conflict Reveals Anti-Semitic Undercurrent in Turkey

Merve Tahiroglu

Gaza Conflict Reveals Anti-Semitic Undercurrent in Turkey

Violent protestors gathered yesterday in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul. more...

17th July 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Gaza Rockets, Iranian Fingerprints

Patrick Megahan

Gaza Rockets, Iranian Fingerprints

Hamas has fired more than 1,400 rockets into Israel, putting roughly two-thirds of the population in range, since the most recent round of violence erupted last week. more...

15th July 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Gaza and Turkish Politics

Merve Tahiroglu

Gaza and Turkish Politics

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan condemned Israeli military operations in Gaza last week, and called UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to urge an international response. more...

3rd July 2014 – The Hill

Eliciting A Better Deal From Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Eliciting A Better Deal From Iran

After months of public optimism, Iranian and U.S. officials are publicly hinting that they’ve reached an impasse over the nuclear negotiations. more...

8th July 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Street

Grant Rumley

Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Street

Since the eruption of violence across Arab communities in Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank last week, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has endeavored to straddle a fine line between pragmatic policy choices and Palestinian public opinion. more...

2nd July 2014 – The Washington Times

Financing Terrorism

Clifford D. May

Perhaps not the best use of your money and mine. more...