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20th April 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German LGBT group closes bank account to protest BDS activity

Benjamin Weinthal

The Magnus Hirschfeld Foundation – named after a gay German-Jewish scientist who was persecuted by the Nazis – has terminated its account with the Bank for Social Economy over the financial institution’s enabling of organizations that advocate a boycott of Israel. more...

17th April 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German students protest anti-Israel policy of former foreign minister

Benjamin Weinthal

Students at the University of Bonn in Germany demonstrated against a talk delivered by former German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel because of his alleged anti-Israel and pro-Iran policies. more...

27th March 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: The Future of the Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz, Clifford D. May

Host Cliff May is joined by FDD Chief Executive Mark Dubowitz, an expert on Iran, sanctions, and the exact details of the 159-page JCPOA, to unravel what the future and fate of the Iran nuclear deal could be. more...

23rd March 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State claims its ‘soldier’ took hostages in southern France

Thomas Joscelyn

French authorities ended a hostage crisis earlier today after an armed man assaulted a supermarket in Trèbes. The man reportedly killed at least three people, including a passenger in a car he attempted to hijack and two others in the market. The Islamic State (ISIS) claims the perpetrator is its "soldier." ISIS has been tied to a series of plots in France since 2014. more...

6th February 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Russia’s Disinformation Offensive

Clifford D. May

Using social media, sophisticated tech platforms and cyber weapons, the Russian government is running a sophisticated campaign to undermine faith in America’s democratic institutions, assist extremists on both the left and right, polarize Americans, and poison policy debates. more...

13th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

British Parliament to Debate Full Ban of Hezbollah as Terrorist Entity

Benjamin Weinthal

The British House of Commons is slated to debate on January 25 a ban of the entirety of Hezbollah because of the Lebanese group’s terrorist activities. more...

11th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany Permits Iranian Regime Mass Murderer to Flee the Country

Benjamin Weinthal

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi – considered a successor to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – fled Germany on Thursday for Iran amid criminal complaints filed against him for crimes against humanity, after the cleric received medical treatment for a brain tumor. more...

10th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Vienna police charge 3 men for waving Israeli flag at rally

The police are seeking a 100 euro fine or two days in jail for the waving of the flag at the December 8 rally near the US embassy in the capital. more...

8th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German Politician Files Criminal Complaint Against Iranian Ayatollah for Mass Murder

Benjamin Weinthal

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, considered to be a successor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, faces protests and possible criminal prosecutions in Germany for his widespread executions of Iranians, which took place while he was the country’s justice minister. more...

7th January 2018 – Quoted by Thomas Seibert - The Arab Weekly

In tactical turnaround, Erdogan rediscovers ‘old friends’ in Europe

Aykan Erdemir

Just a few months ago, Turk­ish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Euro­pean leaders to Nazis and condemned them as Islamo­phobes but when he recently talked about his EU colleagues, Erdogan referred to them as his “old friends.” more...

7th January 2018 – Fox News

Germany urged to abandon its support of Iran’s mullah regime

Benjamin Weinthal

While tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protest, the German government is taking heat for what some are calling its pro-regime policy in Iran, and its decision to allow sanctuary and medical treatment for an alleged mass murderer from the Islamic Republic. more...

6th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

BDS Fails to Stop Israeli Artist from Performing Egyptian Songs in Berlin

Benjamin Weinthal

A Lebanese-based organization that promotes a boycott of the Jewish state failed to stop performances on Saturday and Sunday in Berlin of the Israeli artist Ariel Efraim Ashbel who is celebrating the songs of the late Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum. more...

2nd January 2018 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

EU Maintains Cautious Response to Iran Protests, as US Support for Challenge to Tehran Regime Grows

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The international divide on the continuing anti-government protests in Iran was starkly illustrated on Tuesday, as the Tehran regime’s regional allies issued statements dismissing the unrest as a domestic issue, while the European Union restricted itself to a plea for the avoidance of further bloodshed. more...

22nd December 2017 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - Jewish News Service

Despite Growing Threat, Europe Will Remain Weak on Iran: Experts

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Is France’s public quarreling with Iran in recent months a sign that Europe will fall in line with the hardline policies of the U.S. and Israel against the terrorism-supporting Tehran regime? more...

19th December 2017 – The Tower

Germany Pays Extremist Pro-Iranian Islamic Group over $300,000 to Fight Radicalization

Benjamin Weinthal

The German government is funding a radical pro-Iranian regime Shi’ite umbrella organization with €283,150 ($334,800) as part of a strategy to promote “deradicalization” and “prevent extremism,” Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Service

Jerusalem protests, study on migrants show ‘potent recipe’ for anti-Semitism in Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

Due to the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as other conflicts in Asia and Africa, Germany took in more than 1 million migrants in 2015 and 2016, fundamentally reshaping the country. While the migration has significantly slowed in 2017, to around 200,000, Germany has been grappling with backlash from anti-immigration political parties and the threat of Islamic terrorism. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - Jewish News Service

France waking up on Iran threat? Don’t bet on it

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Is France’s public quarreling with Iran in recent months a sign that Europe will fall in line with the hardline policies of the U.S. and Israel against the terrorism-supporting Tehran regime? more...

30th November 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Marxist-Leninist Party Sues German Banks Over BDS Account Closures

Benjamin Weinthal

The Marxist-Leninist party, according to German media reports, formed a joint campaign list with The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). more...

30th November 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Italy Bars Entry to PFLP Terrorist and Boycott Supporter, Leila Khaled

Benjamin Weinthal

Italy has barred Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine terror group and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions advocate, from entering the country due to an invalid visa, Benjamin Weinthal reported Wednesday for The Jerusalem Post. more...

29th November 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Italy Bars PFLP Terrorist And BDS Advocate Leila Khaled

Benjamin Weinthal

Convicted Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled was barred from entering Italy on Wednesday on the grounds that she lacked a valid visa. more...

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Events

7th March 2014 - 10:00 PM

Clifford May Joins CPAC Ukraine Panel

Former Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky talked about the events leading up to the current crisis with Russia intervention in Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea.

25th September 2013 - 12:00 PM

Russia on the Edge

A Conversation with Ilan Berman, Leon Aron and Clifford May

Russia is going through a major transformation. What are the consequences in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the West?