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20th November 2017 – Quoted by Sean Durns - The Daily Caller

Don’t Be Alarmed But The Next War In The Middle East Is Brewing

Tony Badran

The next war in the Middle East is brewing. Yet some policymakers and pundits are missing the buildup and, in some cases, missing the battle lines. Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese-based Shi’ite terror group is preparing to go to war with Israel — once again. more...

17th November 2017 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Military Aid Fueling Hezbollah’s Next War Against Israel

Tony Badran

U.S. officials have become increasingly concerned that American military aid to the Lebanese army is arming the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah, which has been amassing a large cache of advanced arms on Israel's border, according to multiple current and former U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. more...

12th November 2017 – Quoted by Reuters and The Jerusalem Post

Will Trump Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Grant Rumley

“Ultimately, both Netanyahu and Abbas just have this long, long history and they’ve played this game really well,” said Foundation for Defense of Democracies scholar Grant Rumley. more...

11th November 2017 – Quoted by Peter Baker - The New York Times

Trump Team Begins Drafting Middle East Peace Plan

Grant Rumley

President Trump and his advisers have begun developing their own concrete blueprint to end the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, a plan intended to go beyond previous frameworks offered by the American government in pursuit of what the president calls “the ultimate deal.” more...

7th November 2017 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

What the political turmoil in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon means for Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

What is MBS? Why did Lebanon’s prime minister resign — and why in Saudi Arabia? What’s Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas doing in Saudi Arabia? Where is Jared Kushner in all this? more...

6th November 2017 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Service

Latest chapter unfolds in ‘developing story’ of covert Israeli-Saudi relationship

Jonathan Schanzer

A flurry of reports involving Israel and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks has increased speculation on the current extent of covert relations between the countries, including with regard to their mutual foe of Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. more...

28th September 2017 – Quoted by Aaron Magid - Jewish Insider

After Trump’s third meeting with Netanyahu, experts perplexed with approach

Grant Rumley

Even back in 2004, when Donald Trump was the host of the reality television show The Apprentice, the real estate developer expressed supreme confidence in his ability to solve the decades long Israeli-Arab conflict. Trump told former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry that year: “It would take me two weeks to get an agreement.” more...

24th September 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

What Does Today’s German Election Mean For Israel?

Benjamin Weinthal

An objective observer can fathom why German elections matter for Israel. more...

19th September 2017 – Quoted by Adam Abrams - JNS.org

IDF: Israel prepared to ‘neutralise’ Hezbollah with ‘overwhelming’ force in next war

Jonathan Schanzer

Despite the raging civil war to Israel’s north and east in Syria, the Jewish state’s northern border has remained precariously quiet over the last decade. more...

15th September 2017 – Quoted by Julie Stahl - CBN News

Netanyahu: Israel Is ‘the Innovation Nation’

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Israeli hi-tech, Iran and Hezbollah topped the agenda of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic visit to Latin America. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Latin America Visit Is ‘Crowning Moment’ of Netanyahu Foreign Policy, But Iranian Threat Still Looms

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Benjamin Netanyahu’s arrival in Latin America for the historic first visit by a sitting Israeli Prime Minister represents “a crowning moment for his foreign policy strategy,” a leading expert on the region said on Monday. more...

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...

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...

26th August 2017 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - The Times of Israel

Jared Kushner was in the Middle East. Did Trump’s A team bring a peace plan?

Jonathan Schanzer

Seven months into the Trump presidency, Israel and the Palestinians, along with other countries in the Middle East and experts on policy in the region, are still waiting for the US administration to describe its preferred framework for peace there. more...

17th August 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

UN Chief’s Visit to Israel Provides Opportunity to Reverse Organization’s Anti-Israel Policy

Benjamin Weinthal

The first official visit to Israel by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres this week presents a great opportunity for him to reverse the UN’s discriminatory policy against Israel, Benjamin Weinthal wrote on Fox News. more...

7th August 2017 – Quoted by Vijeta Uniyal - Legal Insurrection

Anti-Israel BDS Following ‘Nazi Tradition’, Declares Student Gov’t at Germany’s Goethe University

Benjamin Weinthal

The student government at the University of Frankfurt has condemned the anti-Israel boycott campaign as antisemitic, by unanimously passing a resolution last week. more...

6th August 2017 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Trump Defends McMaster, Calls Him ‘Pro-Israel’ After Far-Right Attacks

Mark Dubowitz

In an unusual statement, President Donald Trump called his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, “very pro-Israel,” an apparent bid to end a barrage of attacks from the far right that has depicted McMaster as hostile to Israel. more...

25th July 2017 – Quoted by Seth J. Frantzman - The Jerusalem Post

Did Netanyahu Forget Secret Regional Allies During The Temple Mount Crisis?

Jonathan Schanzer

In recent years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has heralded Israel’s growing ties with Arab countries in the region. more...

25th July 2017 – Quoted by Aaron Magid - Jewish Insider

Temple Mount crisis hinders Trump’s peace efforts

Grant Rumley

Last week Israelis and Palestinians experienced the most deadly day of the conflict this year with three Israelis brutally stabbed in Halamish and three Palestinians killed while protesting new security measures on the Temple Mount. more...

19th July 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Fmr. Israeli Security Chief: Iranian Land Corridor, Bases in Syria Biggest Threats to Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

Iran’s efforts to build a “direct corridor” from Baghdad to the Mediterranean Sea and further entrench itself militarily in Syria are two of Israel’s most pressing concerns, Israel’s former national security adviser said Monday. 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?