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18th January 2018 – The Hayride

Holton: New Orleans City Council Aligns with Pro-Hamas Movement

Jonathan Schanzer

Last week, in a shamefully concealed ploy designed to stifle public input, the New Orleans City Council passed a measure targeting Israel with the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. more...

18th January 2018 – Haaretz

Qatar Doubles Down on PR Campaign Appealing to U.S. Jews and D.C. Insiders

Jonathan Schanzer

Qatar has recently expanded its public relations effort aimed at improving its image in the United States, including within the Jewish community. more...

17th January 2018 – BBC

Newsday

Jonathan Schanzer

The US is withholding more than half of a $125m (£90m) instalment destined for the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say. It will provide $60m in aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but will hold back a further $65m. more...

17th January 2018 – BBC

Newsday

Jonathan Schanzer

The US is withholding more than half of a $125m (£90m) instalment destined for the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say. It will provide $60m in aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but will hold back a further $65m. more...

17th January 2018 – BBC

Newsday

Jonathan Schanzer

The US is withholding more than half of a $125m (£90m) instalment destined for the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say. It will provide $60m in aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but will hold back a further $65m. more...

17th January 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Busted! Iran, Turkey and the Largest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Modern History

Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

It was likely the largest sanctions-evasion scheme in modern history, involving top state officials from both Ankara and Tehran. more...

16th January 2018 – El Medio

Fatah, Hamás y la muchacha de las dos cabezas

Jonathan Schanzer

En su Antiquarum Lectionum, el académico veneciano medieval Caelius Rhodiginius describió una escena espeluznante que presenció cierta vez en Italia. Caminaba por las calles una bella muchacha de proporciones perfectas salvo por un monstruoso detalle: del tope de su cuello nacían dos cabezas. more...

15th January 2018 – Quoted by Ben Weingarten - The Federalist

Will The Obama Administration Ever Be Brought To Justice Over Its Iran Scandals?

Jonathan Schanzer

When the jaw-dropping details of the Obama administration’s alleged decision to spike Project Cassandra emerged late last year—quashing a multi-agency investigation of a cars-for-cocaine terrorist financing scheme—it raised questions about just how far Team Obama was willing to go in appeasing Iran to pursue its nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. more...

11th January 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joined The John Batchelor show to discuss the Iran protests and Iran sanctions. more...

8th January 2018 – Quoted by Shiri Moshe - The Algemeiner

Experts Praise Inclusion of Anti-Israel Campus Groups on BDS Blacklist

Jonathan Schanzer

Experts and activists have praised the Israeli government’s inclusion of American anti-Zionist student groups in a new initiative announced on Sunday that will prevent the entry to the country of foreigners that promote a boycott of the Jewish state. more...

8th January 2018 – Alhurra

Alhurra

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins Alhurra to discuss the fate of the JCPOA and Iran protests. more...

7th January 2018 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

Eric Shawn reports: 'Fixing' the Iran nuclear deal more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Shiri Moshe - The Algemeiner

Legal Battle Heats Up Over Fordham University Decision to Ban ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’

Jonathan Schanzer

Fordham University in New York on Wednesday called on a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over its refusal to recognize a chapter of the anti-Zionist group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). more...

4th January 2018 – Quoted by Erica Pandey - Axios

U.S. conviction of Turkish banker stirs tensions between nations

Jonathan Schanzer

Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker, has been found guilty of bank fraud and conspiracy due to his involvement in a plot to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions. Atilla's conviction in New York has spurred anger in Ankara, with Turkey's foreign ministry accusing the U.S, of "unprecedented intervention in Turkey's domestic affairs," per BBC News. more...

4th January 2018 – The Atlantic

The Biggest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Recent History

Jonathan Schanzer

Yesterday, Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty in a Manhattan courtroom for a range of financial crimes. more...

4th January 2018 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Why Trump’s Middle East negotiator is beating expectations

Jonathan Schanzer

Jason Greenblatt of Teaneck, President Donald Trump’s chief Israeli-Palestinian negotiator, has an office just around the corner from the White House. more...

4th January 2018 – Alhurra

Alhurra

Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer joins Alhurra to discuss Iran in Syria. more...

31st December 2017 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - The Times of Israel

One Year On, Trump’s Middle East Negotiator Is Beating Expectations

Jonathan Schanzer

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s chief Israeli-Palestinian negotiator, has an office just around the corner from the White House. more...

31st December 2017 – Quoted by Eric Cortellessa - The Times of Israel

A new Iran protest, a harsher US response, yet it may end the same

Jonathan Schanzer, Behnam Ben Taleblu

US President Donald Trump has won plaudits for vocally supporting mass protests that have broken out in Iran, drawing favorable contrasts with predecessor Barack Obama’s more moderate approach to demonstrations in 2009. more...

26th December 2017 – Quoted by Seth J. Frantzman - The Jerusalem Post

Hezbollah Scandal Perfect Timing for Trump Administration

Jonathan Schanzer

An explosive and controversial report alleging the Obama administration soft-pedalled investigations into Hezbollah’s drugs and weapons trade due to the desire to get the Iran deal done is making waves in Washington. It could have major ramifications for the region as well, particularly because the Trump administration has Hezbollah in its crosshairs. more...