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Analysis & Commentary - Benjamin Weinthal

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18th January 2018 – Quoted by Charles Bybelezer - The Media Line

Hizbullah’s Reign Of Terror: From Beirut & Beyond

Benjamin Weinthal

The trial of two Hizbullah operatives accused of blowing up an Israeli tour bus in 2012, killing five Israelis and the Bulgarian driver, kicked off this week in Sofia. The suspects, Meliad Farah and Hassan El Hajj Hassan, are being tried in absentia after fleeing to Lebanon, which refuses to extradite them despite Interpol warrants for their arrest. more...

16th January 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Germany Seeks 10 Members of Iran’s IRGC-Qods Force for Spying on Israeli, Jewish Targets

Benjamin Weinthal

German police raided locations in several states seeking members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force for allegedly spying on Jewish and Israeli targets, Benjamin Weinthal reported Tuesday for The Jerusalem Post. more...

12th January 2018 – The Tower

Germany Doesn’t Arrest Iranian Cleric Accused of Crimes against Humanity, Lets him Leave

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany has allowed Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the former head of Iran’s judiciary accused of crimes against humanity, to flee the country on Thursday for Iran, after the cleric received medical treatment for a brain tumor, Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post. more...

3rd January 2018 – The Tower

German Foreign Minister Under Fire After Comparing Israel to Apartheid South Africa

Benjamin Weinthal

Israel has slammed German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, for comparing the Jewish State’s policies in the disputed West Bank territory to the former apartheid regime in South Africa, after terrorist organization Hamas used the minister’s statement for propaganda purposes, Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. more...

2nd January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany’s Dangerous Foreign Minister

Benjamin Weinthal

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is the newly- crowned poster boy of Hamas. A picture of Gabriel was featured on Hamas’s Twitter page on December 31, accompanied by the following tweet: “German FM describes the Israeli occupation as an apartheid regime like the one was [sic] in South Africa.” more...

26th December 2017 – The Tower

New Jersey Divests From Top Danish Bank after It Boycotts Israeli Companies

Benjamin Weinthal

New Jersey announced that it will divest from Danske Bank, Denmark’s largest bank, after the bank announced that it would not invest in two Israeli companies, Benjamin Weinthal reported Sunday for The Jerusalem Post. more...

19th December 2017 – The Tower

Germany Pays Extremist Pro-Iranian Islamic Group over $300,000 to Fight Radicalization

Benjamin Weinthal

The German government is funding a radical pro-Iranian regime Shi’ite umbrella organization with €283,150 ($334,800) as part of a strategy to promote “deradicalization” and “prevent extremism,” Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Service

Jerusalem protests, study on migrants show ‘potent recipe’ for anti-Semitism in Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

Due to the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as other conflicts in Asia and Africa, Germany took in more than 1 million migrants in 2015 and 2016, fundamentally reshaping the country. While the migration has significantly slowed in 2017, to around 200,000, Germany has been grappling with backlash from anti-immigration political parties and the threat of Islamic terrorism. more...

11th December 2017 – Quoted by Caroline Glick - The Jerusalem Post

Our World: Europe’s War Against the Jewish State

Benjamin Weinthal

Europe is the epicenter of the political war against Israel. Europe fights Israel on the streets of Europe. Europe fights Israel in the corridors of power in Brussels, other Western European capitals and the UN. Europe fights Israel in Israel itself. more...

11th December 2017 – Quoted by Michael Rubin - Washington Examiner

Why Europe can’t be trusted to do what’s right

Benjamin Weinthal

There’s a peculiar tendency among many progressives and leftists to blame the United States for all the world’s ills. Consider Iraq: In the wake of the ouster of Saddam Hussein, critics of American actions suggested that the United States had killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. more...

30th November 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Italy Bars Entry to PFLP Terrorist and Boycott Supporter, Leila Khaled

Benjamin Weinthal

Italy has barred Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine terror group and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions advocate, from entering the country due to an invalid visa, Benjamin Weinthal reported Wednesday for The Jerusalem Post. more...

15th November 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

German Forum that Promotes Business with Iran Under Fire by Human Rights Experts

Benjamin Weinthal

A German forum that seeks to promote business deals with Iran, featuring politicians and government bodies, has come under fire by human rights experts for turning a blind eye to the Islamic Republic’s illicit nuclear activities, sponsorship of terrorism, and oppression of the Iranian people. more...

29th October 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Hezbollah-Affiliated Football Team Hires German Biologist As Coach

Benjamin Weinthal

A former German soccer player and biologist, Robert Jaspert, has been hired as the new head coach of the Hezbollah-backed Lebanese football team Al-Ahed. more...

18th October 2017 – Quoted by Evenlyn Gordon - Commentary

Outside the UN, BDS Is Losing Badly

Benjamin Weinthal

A BDS activists are presumably celebrating the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to warn off companies that do business with Israelis in the West Bank. I’d advise them to enjoy their temporary victory while they can. As several recent events make clear, they’re losing badly outside the UN. And they’re losing for one simple reason: People worldwide are gradually coming to understand that the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement isn’t “anti-occupation,” it’s anti-Semitic. more...

10th October 2017 – Quoted by Tom Rogan - The Washington Examiner

Of course Iran is proliferating nuclear weapons technology

Benjamin Weinthal

While there have been numerous reports on Iranian proliferation actions since the 2015 nuclear deal was signed, the latest comes from a Fox News article, Monday, by Benjamin Weinthal. more...

5th October 2017 – Quoted by Manfred Gerstenfeld - The Jerusalem Post

German Elections: The Long-Term Impact of the Past

Benjamin Weinthal

The recent parliamentary elections have shown once again that Germany cannot wash the impact of its criminal Second World War past out of its system. The electoral success of the far right AfD party, which received 12.6% of the votes, is generally seen as an example of voters rejecting the open-door policy that allowed more than a million mainly Muslim refugees into Germany from Syria and Iraq since September 2015. more...

2nd October 2017 – Quoted by Alina D. Sharon - Jewish News Service

Far-right AfD party’s rise highlights a ‘fine line’ for German Jews and Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

The rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the country’s recent election has been described as a “political earthquake,” while Jewish leaders’ immediate reaction was to express concern about AfD’s views. But what are the broader implications of the party’s electoral showing for German Jews and for Israel? more...

29th September 2017 – Quoted by Abraham Cooper and Manfred Gerstenfeld - The Huffington Post

Far-Right AfD’s Stunning Election Success isn’t the Only Issue Worrying German Jewry

Benjamin Weinthal

he focus of many Jewish commentators on the results of the recent German elections has been the stunning success of the AfD. To the shock and dismay of many, these extreme rightists have emerged as the country’s third largest party with 12.6% of the votes. It would however be a great mistake to assume that the far right is the sole or even the dominant German issue which should worry Jews. 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...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Evelyn Gordon - Commentary

Germany Redefines Most Anti-Semitism Out of Existence

Benjamin Weinthal

A debate rages among American Jews as to whether right-wing or left-wing anti-Semitism poses the greater danger. Germany has come up with a novel solution to this dilemma that will undoubtedly delight denialists of the left-wing version: Simply redefine Jew-hatred as a “politically motivated right-wing extremist crime,” and by definition, you’ve eliminated all other kinds of anti-Semitism. more...