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11th September 2017 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Service

Syrian airstrike shows Israel’s resolve against Hezbollah

Tony Badran

A recent purported Israeli airstrike against a Syrian chemical weapons facility has added another layer of complexity to an already combustible situation in Syria. more...

11th September 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu’s Latin America Trip: Another Chance To Talk About Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Michaela Frai

Netanyahu should prod Israel’s Latin American friends to combat the lawlessness and corruption that enable Hezbollah and Iran to thrive in the Western Hemisphere. more...

9th September 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

As Antisemitism Rises, Germany Labels Hezbollah Right-Wing Extremist Group

Benjamin Weinthal

Anti-Israel related antisemitism increased in 2017. more...

30th August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran any Behnam Ben Taleblu joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss the possibility of another war between Israel and Hezbollah. more...

29th August 2017 – Quoted by Fritz Lodge - The Cipher Brief

Israel and Hezbollah Eye Their Next War

Tony Badran

On August 15, Israel’s Channel 2 news revealed satellite photos of an Iranian missile production facility near the town of Baniyas in northwestern Syria, capable of producing long-range rockets. Iran’s formidable military presence in Syria is nothing new, but the revelation of this production facility underlines how deeply the war in Syria has changed the balance of military power in the eastern Mediterranean. more...

25th August 2017 – Infobae


Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Experto en terrorismo de la Fundación para la Defensa de las Democracias habla con Infobae. more...

24th August 2017 – Quoted by Lizzie Porter - CNN

Tyre: The Mediterranean’s best-kept secret?

Tony Badran

Tyre has a long history -- and in 2017 it breaks stereotypes that paint Lebanon as a chaotic nation constantly on the brink of conflict. more...

23rd August 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Syrian Dictator Assad Secretly Hosted Argentine and Iranian Foreign Ministers in AMIA Bombing Coveru

Toby Dershowitz

News outlets in Argentina were abuzz on Wednesday with speculation that the country’s former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and her foreign minister, Hector Timerman, may now face charges of treason for secretly negotiating a pact with Iran that exonerated the Tehran regime for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. more...

23rd August 2017 – Entrevista por Ramiro Pellet Lastra - La Nacion

Emanuele Ottolenghi: “En la era digital, la radicalización puede darse en dos meses”

Emanuele Ottolenghi

El investigador italiano apuntó contra los sitios web jihadistas y la influencia de figuras de autoridad como los imanes radicalizados more...

23rd August 2017 – Citado por La Prensa

Advierten que Hezbollah se mantiene totalmente activa en la Triple Frontera

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi, miembro destacado de la Fundación para la Defensa de las Democracias (FDD), dijo que la organización "tiene un presupuesto en dramático crecimiento por su presencia continua en la guerra de Siria". more...

21st August 2017 – Citado por James Aparicio - Metro Libre

Un 20% de los ingresos de Hezbolá vienen de operaciones ilícitas en la Triple Frontera

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Los recientes atentados terroristas en Barcelona, España y en Turku, Finlandia, se suman a decenas de ataques armados, con bombas o atropellos en Europa, Asia y también África more...

21st August 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Hezbollah Fights Alongside LAF Demonstrating its Continuing Control over Lebanon

Tony Badran

Hezbollah and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) are fighting side by side against ISIS in northeastern Lebanon, further demonstrating the control the Iranian-backed terror group exerts over its host country. more...

21st August 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: The Syrian regime’s offensive towards Deir Ezzor

Alexandra N. Gutowski

A complete US withdrawal from Afghanistan would have been disastrous. The US government needs to drastically reassess America’s jihadist enemies and avoid the policy pitfalls of the past. more...

20th August 2017 – Quoted by Miguel Velazquez - Publimetro

Cárteles mexicanos tienen vínculos con grupos terroristas: analista

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Grupos señalados de terrorismo, como Hezbolá, tienen vínculos financieros con grupos del narcotráfico en México y América Latina, afirmó Emanuele Ottolenghi, académico de la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén y director de la Fundación para la Defensa de las Democracias. more...

17th August 2017 – Telemetro Panama

Telemetro Panama

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Especialista en financiación de grupos terroristas Emanuele Ottolenghi habla sobre Hezbolá en América Latina. more...

16th August 2017 – Quoted by Matthew R.J. Brodsky - The Weekly Standard

U.S. Policy in Lebanon Is Now Helping Hezbollah and Iran

Tony Badran

We have special forces helping the Lebanese military prepare to face ISIS. Unfortunately, Hezbollah is infiltrating the country's armed forces. more...

16th August 2017 – Quoted by Daniel Horowitz - Conservative Review

Why are we funneling weapons to Hezbollah?

Tony Badran

What if I told you we were sending military hardware to ISIS? Would you march on Washington with an outpouring of righteous indignation? more...

15th August 2017 – Tablet Magazine

The Pentagon Fills Hezbollah’s Shopping List

Tony Badran

Bradley fighting vehicles, M4 rifles among the American goods that will soon make their way to Lebanon, free of charge. more...

12th August 2017 – Quoted by Victoria Yen - The Daily Star

Analysts confident of U.S. aid for Army, but perhaps at lower levels

Jonathan Schanzer


11th August 2017 – Quoted by Alex Rowell - The Daily Beast

Hezbollah Sucks the U.S. Into Its Own War on ISIS

Tony Badran

The Pentagon says it’s absolutely opposed to cooperation with terrorist-branded Hezbollah, but Hezbollah’s leader says the facts on the ground speak for themselves. more...


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25th July 2016 - 9:15 AM

The Third Lebanon War

This summer marks 10 years since the Second Lebanon War—the longest war experienced by Israel since 1948—which left in its wake severe devastation on both sides of the border. The ceasefire under UN Security Resolution 1701 was broken by Hezbollah almost immediately after its implementation in August 2006. Since then, Hezbollah has been gradually but intensively building itself into a more lethal and dangerous force, with new weapons, training and financing from Iran.

13th May 2015 - 11:30 AM

Disputed Borders and the Struggle for Order: Addressing Security Threats in the Middle East

With continued Hezbollah activity emanating from Lebanon, Iran and the IRGC trying to set up a base of operations in the Golan Heights, the decline of the Assad regime in southern Syria, and rising tensions in the Sinai Peninsula, Israel's security situation has become increasingly complex and dangerous. What is the Israeli security outlook for the near and mid-term future?