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10th February 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Iran sends drone into Israeli airspace one day before 1979 revolution anniversary

Amir Toumaj

In the early hours of Feb. 10, a day before the 39th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran, an Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) entered Israeli airspace from Syria. more...

31st January 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Trump administration designates Iranian-spawned jihadist faction in Gaza

Grant Rumley

The Trump Administration announced a new round of economic sanctions against terror groups in the Middle East on Wednesday, including Harakat as-Sabirin li-Nasran Filastin (The Movement of the Patient Ones for the Liberation of Palestine) more...

12th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Report: Saudi Arabia Sought to Buy Israel’s Iron Dome System

Benjamin Weinthal

Saudi Arabia’s government expressed interest in purchasing Israel’s antimissile Iron Dome system to stop attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen, according to a report in the Swiss paper Basler Zeitung this week. more...

8th December 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Al Qaeda seeks to incite violence after US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda's general leadership and regional branches have released statements denouncing the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. more...

7th December 2017 – Fortune

Jerusalem Is Already Israel’s Capital. Trump Just Made it Official.

Jonathan Schanzer

Unrest is spreading across the Middle East. Anti-American protests have erupted in Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Turkey, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and beyond. The State Department has issued a worldwide warning for U.S. citizens. And it’s all because U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. more...

1st November 2017 – The Washington Times

The 100-year-old promise

Clifford D. May

On Nov. 2 it will be exactly one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration, the British Empire’s statement in support of the establishment of “a national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then a backwater of the soon-to-be-defeated Ottoman Empire. more...

10th October 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

BDS Morocco Attacks World-Renowned Israeli Singer in Tangier

Benjamin Weinthal

Vazana is active in humanitarian causes, including aid to Syrian refugees and organizing musical projects between Israeli and Palestinian musicians.“Music should connect people,” she said. more...

26th September 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Colorado Sanctions Danish Bank for BDS Activity Against Israel Companies

Benjamin Weinthal

“Israel and Colorado have always been strong partners," said Rep. Dan Nordberg. more...

19th September 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Israel Completes Largest Exercise in 20 Years, Setting Sights on Hezbollah

Alexandra N. Gutowski

Last Thursday, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) concluded its largest military exercise in nearly two decades. Operation Light of the Grain (“Or Hadagan”) simulated a Hezbollah offensive against Israel’s northern border. more...

7th September 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Israeli airstrikes target suspected chemical weapons facility in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Israel struck a suspected chemical weapons facility near Masyaf, Syria earlier today. The facility may have been run by the Syrian regime's Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), which has been sanctioned by the US government for its role in producing chemical weapons and the means to deploy them. more...

30th August 2017 – Fox News

UN embrace of anti-Israel BDS movement endangers the very peace it claims to support

Benjamin Weinthal

While the United States and many European countries continue to oppose the anti-Israel boycott movement because it imposes a double-standard and harms peace efforts, the United Nations is set to engage in full-throated BDS by the end of this year. more...

30th August 2017 – The National Interest

Follow the Money: The Israel-Boycott Movement and Its Accomplices

Benjamin Weinthal

BDS benefits from terrorism finance while seeking to isolate the Jewish state from the international community. more...

25th August 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Frankfurt Becomes First German City To Ban ‘Antisemitic’ BDS Movement

Benjamin Weinthal

Deputy Mayor of Frankfurt Uwe Becker told the Jerusalem Post his city enjoys a 37-year strong partnership with Israel and those who attack the Jewish state also attack the people of Frankfurt. more...

19th August 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

German University Files Criminal Complaint Against BDS Activist

Benjamin Weinthal

Anti-Israel protestors interrupted speeches by MK Lavie and a Holocaust survivor. more...

10th August 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Deputy Mayor of Frankfurt Seeks To Ban ‘Deeply Antisemitic’ BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

The boycott movement targeting Israel is “deeply antisemitic and should have no place in Frankfurt,” the deputy mayor of Frankfurt said. more...

10th August 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

German Green Party Probes Iran’s Activity Against Israel And Dissidents

Benjamin Weinthal

The expansion of Iranian regime institutions in Germany has prompted the opening of an inquiry by the Green Party in the Bundestag on Friday to assess Tehran’s anti-Israel and espionage activities. more...

7th August 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany City Bans ‘Israel Is Illegal’ Vote

Benjamin Weinthal

Pro-Iranian regime group mounts protests against Israel. more...

6th August 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

German Specialized Unit For Political Extremism Investigates BDS Activists

Benjamin Weinthal

The criminal allegations were leveled against Ronnie Barkan, Majed Abusalama and Stavit Sinai, who face charges of trespassing for their activity at the Humboldt University event with Lavie. more...

5th August 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

German Court Dismisses Soldier For Denying Israel’s Existence

Benjamin Weinthal

The soldier of Afghan origin voiced his support for Hamas and Fatah. more...

4th August 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Major German university students say BDS continues Nazi boycott

Benjamin Weinthal

The resolution's purpose was to send a strong signal to growing anti-Zionist and antisemitic tendencies in Frankfurt. more...

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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?