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Abbas Strives to Project Palestinian Stability, but Threats to His Rule Remain

7th January 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

Abbas Strives to Project Palestinian Stability, but Threats to His Rule Remain

Grant Rumley

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivered a defiant speech Wednesday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem amidst rumors of ill health and the potential collapse of the Palestinian Authority. more...

Analysis & Commentary

3rd February 2016 – CapX

US picks sides in EU anti-Israel trade war

Benjamin Weinthal

When a European Union policy decision can bring together two senators as ideologically diverse as Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the issue must be egregious. And the EU initiative targeting Israeli exports fits the bill. Gillibrand and Cruz took the lead along with a bipartisan group of 34 additional senators to protest the EU’s discriminatory policy singling out the Jewish state for a “de facto boycott” of its products. more...

29th January 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses terror finance and his recent article in Newsweek. more...

25th January 2016 – i24 News

Morning Edition

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD fellow Benjamin Weinthal discusses the BDS movement and anti-Semitism in Germany. more...

25th January 2016 – Newsweek

Ten Years of Hamas Rule: The Palestinians Must Solve Their Divide Before Peace With Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

Ten years ago today, Hamas won the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections, taking 76 of the 132 parliamentary seats (74 plus two independents). The Palestinian faction best known for a campaign of suicide bombings in the 1990s formed a new government some two months later, thrusting Palestinian nationalism into a crisis from which it has never recovered. more...