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14th October 2018 – BBC

BBC World News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins BBC World News to discuss the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. more...

12th October 2018 – Fox News

Outnumbered: Overtime

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins Outnumbered: Overtime to discuss the release of U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson. more...

9th October 2018 – Foreign Podicy

President Carter’s Foreign Policy—Does a New Book Shed New Light?

Jonathan Schanzer, Clifford D. May

Stuart Eizenstat has had a long and extraordinary career. Among the influential positions he’s held: President Jimmy Carter’s chief White House Domestic Policy Advisor, President Bill Clinton’s ambassador to the European Union, and an undersecretary in the departments of Commerce and State. He’s today a leading international lawyer with Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C. more...

27th September 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

Netanyahu: Iran deal forged Arab-Israeli friendships

Jonathan Schanzer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted "new friendships" his nation has formed throughout the Arab world on Thursday, calling it an “unintended consequence” of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. “By empowering Iran, it brought Israel and many Arab states closer together than ever before, in an intimacy and friendship that I have not seen in my lifetime and would have been unimaginable a few years ago,” Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly. more...

24th September 2018 – Quoted by Kylie Atwood - CBS News

Palestinians give Trump the cold shoulder ahead of peace plan rollout

Jonathan Schanzer

Last year at the United Nations general assembly (UNGA), President Trump and Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, met face to face and spoke cheerfully about an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Abbas said Palestinians had met with Trump administration officials more than 20 times, and he saw a possible deal of the century. more...

17th September 2018 – WINA

The Schilling Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer discusses the strike on Syria from Israel, Iranian weapons and personnel in Syria, and country response. more...

7th September 2018 – Real Clear Defense

Unlikely Allies, Israel and Egypt Face Joint Challenge in Gaza

Jonathan Schanzer, Jacob Nagel

The winds of war are blowing in Gaza. The last several months have been replete with rocket barrages, drones, incendiary balloons and kites (flaming or containing explosives) flying into Israeli airspace, and border breaches. Israel is working on solutions, but it is also looking to find help from an unlikely ally: Egypt. more...

30th August 2018 – BBC

BBC World Service Radio

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer joins BBC World Service to discuss a recent statement from a UN agency calling President Donald Trump's questioning of Palestinian's wrong. more...

22nd August 2018 – Quoted by Kylie Atwood - CBS News

Trump team expands Israel- Palestine peace plan staff

Jonathan Schanzer

The Trump administration has started to prepare for the rollout of their Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The plan's architects -- Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador to Israel David Friedman -- are building up their team, according to US officials. more...

17th August 2018 – Jewish Leadership Conference

Kikar Conversations

Jonathan Schanzer

The conflict in the north is a matter of when, not if.” That’s what Federation for Defense of Democracies Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer says about the Iranian military threat to Israel. Over the last several years, Iran has built up sophisticated missile and drone bases throughout Syria, and the threat of war with the Jewish State remains on of their key points of leverage in Iran’s dealings with the West and the Sunni powers. more...

15th August 2018 – CTV News

CTV News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer joined CTV News to discuss Erdogan's announcement of boycotting U.S. goods amidst deteriorating U.S.-Turkey relations. more...

9th August 2018 – The New York Post

In Saudi-Canada standoff, Riyadh should stand down

Jonathan Schanzer, Varsha Koduvayur

The last time Canada undertook an act of aggression was in 1999, when it declared war on the United States — in the comedic universe of “South Park,” that is. But few were laughing Monday when Saudi Arabia shockingly cut ties with Canada and enacted severe punitive measures against Ottawa. more...

8th August 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: The Iranian-Israeli Conflict Within the Syrian Civil War

Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, Tony Badran

For seven long years, Syria has been engulfed in civil war. The death toll now exceeds a half million. More than five million refugees have fled abroad, and millions more are internally displaced. more...

8th August 2018 – CTV News

CTV News Channel

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins CTV News to discuss the escalating diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada. more...

8th August 2018 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - The Times of Israel

Are Israel’s alleged assassinations a silver bullet or can they miss the mark?

Jonathan Schanzer

Aziz Asbar was a leading Syrian rocket scientist, working with Hezbollah and Iran to develop systems that could reach deep inside Israel. Now he’s dead, blown up in a car. more...

7th August 2018 – WMAL

Mornings on the Mall

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins Mornings on the Mall to discuss President Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran. more...

6th August 2018 – Quoted by Hayes Brown and Emily Tamkin - BuzzFeed

The US Is Hitting Iran With Some Of The Harsh Sanctions Waived Under Obama

Jonathan Schanzer

The US announced Monday that as of 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday, some of the toughest sanctions on Iran waived under the Obama administration will be put back into place. more...

2nd August 2018 – 660 AM The Answer

The Mark Davis Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins the Mark Davis show to discuss Turkey's move away from democracy and the new sanctions against two Turkish ministers. more...

2nd August 2018 – Quoted by Ahval

Trump’s sanctions against NATO ally Turkey unprecedented

Jonathan Schanzer

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose sanctions against NATO ally Turkey for its incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson is unprecedented and shows how he is willing to use U.S. economic power in ways his predecessors wouldn’t, Time magazine said. more...

1st August 2018 – Quoted by Colin Wilhelm, Nahal Toosi - Politico

US sanctions Turkish officials over detained pastor

Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two senior officials in the Turkish government over the continued detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, a rare rebuke by the U.S. to a NATO ally. more...