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25th May 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

“Palestine 194” Resumes, Signaling Palestinian Frustration

David May

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), acting under the name of the “State of Palestine,” joined three international agencies and treaties this week: the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Chemical Weapons Convention, administered by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). more...

23rd May 2018 – The Washington Times

For Hamas and its allies, the worse the better

Clifford D. May

There was a time when even inveterate haters of Israel refrained from making common cause with terrorists, jihadists and exterminationists. That time has passed. more...

23rd May 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German students ban BDS on campus at Gutenberg University

Benjamin Weinthal


21st May 2018 – Due to Israel’s sponsorship of the festival in August 2017, musicians from Egypt, Syria and Tunisia withdrew from the event.

German bank enables group to boycott Israel Embassy sponsorship of event

Benjamin Weinthal

The Bank for Social Economy – a German financial institution that holds the most number of BDS accounts in the country – is permitting a boycott-Israel group to raise funds to boot Israel from sponsoring an August pop culture festival as well as urge the federal government to expel Israel’s ambassador from Berlin because of the Gaza conflict. more...

17th May 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Antisemitism czar slams German cartoon as ‘Nazi propaganda’

Benjamin Weinthal

The federal commissioner for combating antisemitism in Germany, Felix Klein, blasted Germany’s largest broadsheet paper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) on Wednesday for publishing an antisemitic cartoon attacking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s 2018 winner of the Eurovision song contest, Netta Barzilai. more...

17th May 2018 – New York Post

For Gaza’s suffering, blame Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

Predictably, the recent unrest on the border separating Israel and the Gaza Strip has given way to a banal debate over the “desperation” of the people of Gaza. more...

15th May 2018 – Tablet Magazine

Palestinian Nationalism is at its Lowest Point Ever

Jonathan Schanzer

The riots on the border of the Gaza Strip could be the beginning of a new round of Middle East violence. Yet, they are also an indication that Palestinian nationalism is at its lowest point since the “Nakba,” the Israeli victory in the 1948-1949 War of Independence. more...

14th May 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

As US relocates embassy to Jerusalem, al Qaeda leader condemns international system

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda has released a message from its leader, Ayman al Zawahiri, that is timed to coincide with the Trump administration's relocation of the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Zawahiri notes that the decision caused a "big uproar," but he reminds listeners that Tel Aviv is also supposedly Muslim land. He calls for jihad to uproot the entire international system led by the US and the UN. more...

11th May 2018 – Fox News

America must respond to Iran’s attack on Israel to prevent a regional war

David Adesnik


5th May 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

New U.S. Ambassador to Germany calls on companies to end Iran trade

Benjamin Weinthal

Richard Grenell, the newly confirmed US ambassador to Germany, said in an exclusive interview with Fox News on Thursday that German companies should stop trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran because Tehran sponsors terrorism. more...

4th May 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany’s antisemitism Czar wants banks to boot antisemitic BDS groups

Benjamin Weinthal

The newly appointed federal government commissioner for combating Antisemitism in Germany, Felix Klein, condemned the Bank for Social Economy on Thursday for providing bank accounts to antisemitic BDS groups and expressed support for the city of Frankfurt's ban of business with financial institutions that support, directly or indirectly, the campaign to boycott the Jewish state. more...

3rd May 2018 – National Review

Netanyahu’s Intelligence Bombshell Should Spell End of Iran Deal

Richard Goldberg

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu dropped an intelligence bombshell on the world Monday and, with it, may have signed the death warrant for the 2015 Iran nuclear accord: Thousands of files seized from inside Iran definitively prove that the Islamic Republic has been deceiving the international community all along. The regime lied to the International Atomic Energy Agency about the existence of a nuclear-weapons program, and, in direct violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), hid its massive archive of nuclear knowhow. more...

1st May 2018 – The Hill

Israel’s intelligence coup accentuates Iran’s nuclear threat

Tzvi Kahn

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday disclosed that Israeli intelligence had obtained thousands of Iranian files confirming an inconvenient truth: Iran routinely lies when it claims that it has never possessed a nuclear weapons program. more...

1st May 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German president under fire for hosting antisemitic Iran regime clerics

Benjamin Weinthal

The prominent NGO Stop the Bomb slammed German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for welcoming a delegation of Iranian regime-affiliated extremists to the Bellevue Palace in Berlin on Monday. more...

28th April 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Exclusive: German Jewish owner of bank demands bank stop enabling BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

The Central Welfare Board of Jews in Germany – a part owner of the Cologne-based Bank for Social Economy – called on its management to end all business relations with groups that support a boycott of the Jewish state. more...

25th April 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German bank enabling ‘antisemitic BDS’ banned from business with Frankfurt

Benjamin Weinthal

The Cologne-based Bank for Social Economy will be forbidden to conduct business with the city of Frankfurt – Germany’s financial capital – because of the bank’s accounts for boycott groups targeting Israel, Frankfurt Deputy Mayor Uwe Becker told The Jerusalem Post. more...

24th April 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German CEO: Israel should no longer rely on Germany for its existence

Benjamin Weinthal

In an eye-popping commentary in the Die Welt newspaper last week, Mathias Döpfner, the pro-Israel CEO of the Axel Springer media conglomerate in Berlin, wrote that the Jewish state should no longer depend on Germany if it is attacked and its existence is on the line. more...

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...

19th April 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Belgium companies sold deadly chemicals to Assad in violation of sanctions

Benjamin Weinthal

Antwerp’s Criminal Court has opened cases against three Flemish companies for the alleged violations of EU sanctions relating to the sale of illegal chemicals to the Syrian regime, according to a Wednesday report from the Belgium newsweekly Knack. 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...


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14th November 2014 - 11:00 AM

After the Gaza Conflict: Hamas’ Goals, Military Capabilities, and Financial Networks

Please join us for a panel discussion and conversation with Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), Dr. Matthew Levitt, Dan Moger, Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Dr. Samuel Tadros, and Jeffrey White.

Rosie Gray, reporter for BuzzFeed, will serve as moderator 

Two months after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, what is known of Hamas’ military capabilities, tactics, and regional alliances? Where will the group’s monetary and military resources come from next? Will Hamas benefit from taking part in a revived unity government with the Palestinian Authority? What, if anything, can Washington do to prevent a resurgence of Hamas in the Middle East?