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Analysis & Commentary - Benjamin Weinthal

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9th July 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

KLM, Austrian Airlines Canceling Flights to Iran Amid Diplomatic Disputes

Benjamin Weinthal

Both KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, and Austrian Airlines have announced that they are canceling flights to Iran, Benjamin Weinthal reported for The Jerusalem Post. The announced cancellations, which are to take place in September, come at a time that the home countries of both airlines have ongoing diplomatic disputes with Tehran. more...

3rd July 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Intelligence Agency of German State of Bavaria Concludes that Iran Still Seeking WMD

Benjamin Weinthal

In a newly released report, the German intelligence agency in the state of Bavaria concluded that the Islamic Republic of Iran is seeking to transform conventional military weapons into a system for weapons of mass destruction, Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post Monday. more...

22nd June 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

U.S. Ambassador: Germany Must Deny Access to Iranian Airline Used by Revolutionary Guards

Benjamin Weinthal

The new U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, said Germany must close its airspace and deny landing rights to Iran’s Mahan Air because of the airline’s material support for terrorism, Ben Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post Wednesday. more...

21st June 2018 – Quoted by Tom Rogan - The Washington Examiner

Angela Merkel’s soaring hypocrisy on Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for tough action in response to destabilizing Iranian activities. It's the height of hypocrisy. more...

17th June 2018 – Quoted by Maya Margit - The Media Line

A British Hizbullah Ban Could Have Domino Effect In Europe

Benjamin Weinthal

A British push to fully ban Hizbullah could have a domino effect throughout Europe, analysts say. On Tuesday, the Jewish Chronicle reported that United Kingdom Home Secretary Sajid Javid would ban the Lebanese Shiite group’s political wing by the end of 2018. more...

10th June 2018 – Quoted by Yochanan Visser - Israel National News

ANALYSIS: Why Europe gave Netanyahu the cold shoulder on Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu just returned from an European tour which brought him to Germany, France and the United Kingdom. more...

8th June 2018 – Quoted by Eric Berger - JNS

Menaced by extremists and migrants, European Jews increasingly feel abandoned by government

Benjamin Weinthal

If Sacha Ghozlan had any doubts about whether there would be more anti-Semitic attacks in France following the March murder of an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor, he quickly got an answer. more...

5th June 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

For Fourth Year in a Row, German Intelligence Reports that Iran Still Seeks WMD Tech

Benjamin Weinthal

The intelligence agency of the German state of Baden-Württemberg found that Iran is still trying to obtain technology for weapons of mass destruction and to advance its ballistic missile program, Benjamin Weinthal reported Saturday in The Jerusalem Post. more...

2nd June 2018 – Quoted by Vijeta Uniyal - Legal Insurrection

Report: Iran Targets German Tech Companies to Upgrade WMD Program

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran has been trying to acquire foreign technology to build nuclear weapons, German intelligence reveals. Tehran has been targeting Germany’s technology sector to get hold of tech in order to upgrade its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program, a report published by the intelligence agency of the German state of Baden-Württemberg indicates. more...

24th May 2018 – Quoted by Charles Bybelezer - The Media Line

After Major Electoral Gains, Hizbullah Playing Politics In Lebanon

Benjamin Weinthal

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will retain his post based on the recommendation of Maronite Christian President Michel Aoun, an ally of Hizbullah, the Shiite Iranian proxy that secured major gains in the recent elections. more...

18th May 2018 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Syndicate

Deconstructing the complex, yet sanguine, relations between Israel and the Czech Republic

Benjamin Weinthal

The transfer of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14 has spurred interest from several countries considering similar moves. Guatemala followed suit just two days later on May 16, and Paraguay and reportedly Honduras are planning to join their lead. more...

15th May 2018 – Quoted by Vijeta Uniyal - Legal Insurrection

Germany: Students at Heidelberg University Reject ‘Antisemitic’ BDS Movement

Benjamin Weinthal

The Student Council at Germany’s prestigious Heidelberg University has passed a resolution rejecting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement for being antisemitic. more...

30th April 2018 – Quoted by Telegraaf

Netanyahu: ’Iran bouwt toch een kernbom’

Benjamin Weinthal

„Iran liegt”, zei Netanyahu stellig. Na het sluiten van de Iran-deal in 2015 is het land gewoon doorgegaan met zijn kernprogramma, aldus de Israëlische premier. Hij toonde twee kasten met ordners en cd’s die het ’nucleaire archief’ van Iran zouden bevatten. more...

27th April 2018 – Quoted by David Gerstman - The Algemeiner

The Duplicitous Diplomat: Seven Deceptions Iranian FM Zarif Told ‘Face the Nation’

Benjamin Weinthal

There’s a famous quote attributed to Henry Wotton: “An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” more...

24th April 2018 – Quoted by David Gerstman - The Tower

The Duplicitous Diplomat: Seven Deceptions Iranian FM Zarif Told Face the Nation

Benjamin Weinthal, Richard Goldberg

There’s a famous quote attributed to Henry Wotton that “An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” more...

12th April 2018 – Quoted by La Razon

No Habra Paz Para Siria

Benjamin Weinthal

Trump amenaza a Putin con misiles «nuevos e inteligentes» en Siria. ¿Es la única opción? more...

12th April 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

German Company Defies U.S., Continues Sending Iran Parts Used in Syria Chemical Attacks

Benjamin Weinthal

A German company involved in Syrian chemical attacks has defied a warning from the United States and continues trading with Iran, Ben Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. more...

5th April 2018 – Quoted by Tom Rogan - The Washington Examiner

What happens when the US withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal

Benjamin Weinthal

The U.S., Iran, and the European Union are heading for a three-way showdown. At contention is President Trump’s seemingly imminent withdrawal of the U.S. from the Iran nuclear agreement. That decision is likely to occur on or before May 12 and is given weight by the looming arrival of John Bolton as national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. more...

19th March 2018 – Quoted by Benny Avni - The New York Post

Germany’s shameless power play against Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

Remember when the new Germany was keen to put its historical baggage behind it and be Israel’s best friend in Europe? more...

27th February 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

For Second Time in a Month, PayPal Shuts Account of French Anti-Israel Boycotters

Benjamin Weinthal

For the second time in 30 days, PayPal, the global payment service, has shut the account of a group of French anti-Israel boycotters, Benjamin Weinthal reported for The Jerusalem Post on Monday. more...