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13th August 2018 – Real Clear Defense

NATO’s Two Percent and Burden Sharing

John Cappello

The debate over burden sharing within NATO is about as old as the alliance itself. However, rarely has the debate spilled into public discourse as acrimoniously as it did at the most recent NATO summit in Brussels. more...

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...

10th August 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

France vs Italy in Libya: The U.S. Should Not Choose Sides

Romany Shaker

After meeting with President Donald Trump on July 30, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that he would organize an autumn conference designed to help stabilize Libya “in agreement with President Trump.” more...

8th August 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German governor boycotts anti-Israel music festival affiliated with BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

Armin Laschet, the governor of Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, announced on Tuesday that he will not attend the Ruhrtriennale arts and music festival because it has not separated itself from advocacy of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting the Jewish state. more...

7th August 2018 – Fox News

German central bank blocks $400 million cash delivery to Iran ahead of crippling U.S. sanctions

Benjamin Weinthal

The U.S. campaign to rein in Iran has scored a victory in the German financial sector, after the Deutsche Bundesbank− the country’s central bank− imposed a rule stopping a $400 million cash delivery to Tehran. more...

5th August 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Israel blasts German festival for mainstreaming anti-Israel BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

The Israeli Embassy in Berlin on Thursday slammed the German music and cultural Ruhrtriennale festival for providing a platform to negate the existence of the Jewish state. more...

5th August 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

EU report details international web of Hezbollah terror funding

Benjamin Weinthal

A newly released European Union report on terrorism states that Lebanese nationals worked with organized crime organizations to finance Hezbollah’s terrorist activities. more...

2nd August 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany’s central bank imposes rule to stop cash delivery to Tehran

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany’s powerful central bank – Deutsche Bundesbank – passed a new financial policy that will effectively bar the transfer of nearly $400 million in cash to the Iranian regime. more...

1st August 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

A deadly plague for Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

It seems a week does not pass in which more European companies announce that they are avoiding Iranian markets like a deadly plague. And the divestment from Iran’s dangerous economy comes without any tangible saber rattling on the ground from the Trump administration. more...

30th July 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Adidas follows Nike’s lead and stops service to Iran’s soccer team

Benjamin Weinthal

The German sportswear company Adidas is the latest European business to pull out of Iran’s increasingly volatile market due to pending US sanctions on the mullah regime in Tehran. more...

29th July 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German police who attacked Israeli professor used Nazi slogan

Benjamin Weinthal

A German police officer who assaulted US-based Israeli professor of philosophy in July spread a quotation among his co-workers that originated with Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. After Prof. Yitzhak Melamed was attacked by a self-described Palestinian in the city of Bonn, five officers stormed the academic and beat him, causing injuries. more...

27th July 2018 – Fox News

German meddling in U.S. politics and Trump foreign policy triggers sharp rebuke from GOP Senators

Benjamin Weinthal

German interference in the U.S. political system as means of countering President Trump’s foreign policy agenda has sparked sharp criticism from Republican senators. more...

27th July 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Report: Iran using German companies to finance war in Yemen

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps employed German companies to disguise illicit activities in its funding of the war against the pro-US government in Gulf country's capital of Sana'a. more...

25th July 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Jewish National fund slated to end business with German bank enabling BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

The German branch of the Jewish National Fund told The Jerusalem Post that it will close its account with the Bank for Social Economy if the financial institution refuses to end its business with BDS-affiliated organizations. more...

25th July 2018 – Real Clear Defense

Iran’s Long, Bloody History of Terror and Espionage in Europe

Toby Dershowitz, Benjamin Weinthal

The Iranian regime’s potent espionage and assassination network in Europe has operated largely without interruption since the Islamic revolution of 1979. more...

23rd July 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Israel’s ambassador convinces Berlin’s Jewish museum to cancel BDS speaker

Benjamin Weinthal

Jeremy Issacharoff, Israel’s ambassador to Germany, complained to the head of the Jewish Museum in Berlin about a hardcore anti-Israel speaker, prompting the museum’s director to pull the plug on the academic’s July talk. more...

21st July 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German intelligence contradicts Merkel on Iran’s nuclear drive

Benjamin Weinthal

A German intelligence report from the city-state of Hamburg said Iran’s regime is continuing to seek weapons of mass destruction, delivering another intelligence agency blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s belief that the 2015 atomic deal with the Islamic Republic curbed Tehran’s nuclear weapons ambitions. more...

18th July 2018 – Axios

U.S. and Europe continue to butt heads on Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Secretary of State Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin recently rejected a European appeal for sanctions exemptions for firms conducting business with Iran. more...

17th July 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Group of men attacks German Jew wearing Israeli pin and kippa

Benjamin Weinthal

A large group of men attacked a 17-year-old German Jew who wore an Israeli pin and kippah on Friday night in what the police believe was an antisemitic attack. more...

16th July 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

U.S. Senators urge German bank to stop enabling antisemitic BDS campaign

Benjamin Weinthal

Two powerful US Republican senators, both of whom ran significant campaigns for the presidency of America in 2016, weighed in on Thursday against a German bank for aiding the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting the Jewish state. more...

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