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Analysis & Commentary - Jonathan Schanzer

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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...

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...

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...

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 – 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...

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...

21st December 2017 – Quoted by Katie Zavadski - The Daily Beast

Feds: Hezbollah Recruited American to Be Sleeper Agent

Jonathan Schanzer

When U.S. authorities allegedly discovered a Bronx man with terror training checking out potential targets in New York, they might have assumed he was inspired by ISIS. more...

21st December 2017 – Quoted by Mike Giglio - BuzzFeed

In A Surprisingly Broad Declaration, US Singles Out Human Rights Abusers And Corrupt Officials

Jonathan Schanzer

The Trump administration sanctioned a wide-ranging list of individuals on Thursday in the first application of a new law that allows the US government to target people alleged to be responsible for human rights abuses and corruption around the world. more...

20th December 2017 – The Tower

Former Treasury Official: Trump Administration Needs to Target Hezbollah’s Drug Smuggling

Jonathan Schanzer

In the wake of a report earlier this week that the Obama administration ended an investigation into Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking operations in the Western Hemisphere in order to secure the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, a former United States Treasury Department official outlined steps that the Trump administration could take to effectively combat Hezbollah’s narcotics empire, in an op-ed published Monday in the New York Post. more...

7th December 2017 – Quoted by Amir Tibon - Haaretz

Analysis: Can Kushner’s Peace Plan Recover From Trump’s Jerusalem Bombshell?

Jonathan Schanzer

Jared Kushner's speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict earlier this week had even skeptics wondering if the Trump administration might achieve the unachievable. And then Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. more...

7th December 2017 – Quoted by Joyce Karam - The National

Experts react to Trump’s Jerusalem decision: A diplomatic upgrade or end of the peace process?

Jonathan Schanzer

US President Donald Trump threw another political bombshell into the Middle East sphere on Wednesday, upending Washington’s longtime cautious position by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and initiating the move of the US embassy in the years to come. more...

6th December 2017 – Quoted by Louis Nelson - Politico Europe

Trump’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital met with global condemnation

Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. will officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and begin the process of moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, making good on a campaign promise that critics fear could shut the door on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and ignite fresh violence in the region. more...

6th December 2017 – Quoted by Louis Nelson and Matthew Nussbaum - Politico

Trump says U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, despite global condemnation

Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. will officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin taking steps to move its embassy there from Tel Aviv, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, making good on a campaign promise that critics fear could shut the door on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and ignite fresh violence in the region. more...

6th December 2017 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

Tom Cotton: Iran threat made Trump’s Jerusalem decision easier

Jonathan Schanzer

A growing partnership between Israel and Arab leaders arrayed against the threat of Iran likely made it easier for President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to a leading Republican senator. more...

6th December 2017 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Trump’s Jerusalem plan signals to Palestinians — the less you give up, the more you lose

Jonathan Schanzer

President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sends a stark message that Palestinians should abandon their all-or-nothing demands in peace talks and applies subtle pressure on the Jewish state to make concessions, analysts said Wednesday. more...