Analysis & Commentary

29th July 2014 - WRC, Washington, D.C.

Andy Parks Show Live from Washington Times

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses his latest column on Israel's options in Gaza.

29th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Analysis: Islamic State Advertises War Crimes in Video Commemorating End of Ramadan

Thomas Joscelyn

A video disseminated by the Islamic State celebrates the group's depravity. Warning: This article includes graphic images of violence.

29th July 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Vice President for Research, Jonathan Schanzer, discusses funding for Hamas.

29th July 2014 - Sun News Network

Straight Talk with Pat Bolland

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Vice President for Research, Jonathan Schanzer, discusses the latest developments in Gaza.

29th July 2014 - National Review Online

Why Anti-Zionism Is Modern Anti-Semitism

Benjamin Weinthal

Israel’s defensive Operation Protective Edge against Hamas rocket fire revealed that it took a military conflict to show that anti-Zionism cannot be decoupled from anti-Semitism.

28th July 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Turkey’s Flotilla Charity Seeks Renewed Confrontation with Israel

Merve Tahiroglu

The Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), the Turkish charity that organized the ill-fated flotilla to the Gaza Strip in 2010, appears to be preparing for round two – this time with the help of the Turkish naval forces.

28th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Analysis: Mullah Omar Addresses Governance of Afghanistan, War Against ‘Invaders’ in New Message

Thomas Joscelyn

Mullah Omar discusses the Taliban's governance efforts at length in a message commemorating the end of Ramadan.

28th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Strikes Across Northeastern Nigeria and in Cameroon

Laura Grossman

Suspected Boko Haram fighters launched attacks across Nigeria's north and east and ventured into neighboring Cameroon, kidnapping the deputy minister's wife and a local religious leader. In separate attacks over the past two days, three female suicide bombers detonated in the capital of Kano...

28th July 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Kerry’s Meddling Goes Nowhere, Obama Tries Rescuing Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

Kerry is back home now (to the relief of our allies in the region). But the mainstream media should at least report accurately how disastrous his trip was.

28th July 2014 - Syndicated

John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn on the future of Afghanistan after US forces withdraw.

28th July 2014 - War on the Rocks

1979 Revisited: Judging the Iranian Revolution

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Everyone has his or her own judgment as to what is the enduring lesson of the Iranian Revolution.

28th July 2014 - Quoted by Keith Johnson - Foreign Policy

The Islamic State Is The Newest Petrostate

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The homicidal maniacs of the Islamic State, like many shady and not-so-shady groups before it, are apparently getting into the oil business. And it seems to suit them as they reportedly are making millions of dollars per day off of it.

27th July 2014 - Quoted by Eli Lake - The Daily Beast

Israel Still Swears Hamas Kidnapped Those Teens

Jonathan Schanzer

Over the weekend it appeared that an Israeli official conceded something very valuable to Hamas.

27th July 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Grant Rumley

FDD Research Analyst, Grant Rumley, discusses the possibility of another ceasefire.

26th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Islamic State Destroys Tombs, Mosques in Mosul

Bill Roggio

The destruction of the mosques housing the tombs of Jonah and Seth is only the latest in the Islamic State's campaign to purge minority religions from Mosul.

26th July 2014 - Quoted by Awad Mustafa - Defense News

UAE Stiffens Counterterror Laws

David Andrew Weinberg

The United Arab Emirates Federal National Council has approved a revised draft of its 10-year-old counterterrorism law to respond to evolving threats last week.

25th July 2014 - Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Even If An Intifada Has Started In The West Bank, It Won’t Look Anything Like The Last One

Grant Rumley

Hostilities continue between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, with Israel rejecting an American-brokered seven-day truce but agreeing to a 12-hour freeze in fighting.

25th July 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Quds Day In Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Amidst the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, Iran’s celebration of Quds Day (Jerusalem Day) today affirmed the Islamic Republic’s continued rejection of Israel’s existence.

25th July 2014 - The Blaze

The Buck Sexton Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Vice President for Research, Jonathan Schanzer, on UNRWA, tunnels in Gaza, and the US' role in the region.

25th July 2014 - Sun News Network

The Arena with Michael Coren

Clifford D. May

FDD President, Clifford May, on media coverage of the Gaza conflict.


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