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20th September 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban videos shows fighters occupying base, outposts in Afghan north

Bill Roggio

Yet again, the Taliban has promoted another propaganda video flaunting its fighters occupying a military base and several security outposts in broad daylight without fear of retribution or targeting by Afghan and Coalition air or ground power.

20th September 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

EXCLUSIVE: PayPal shuts German NGO account with links to Palestinian terrorists

Benjamin Weinthal

The US online payment service PayPal has closed the account of the Germany-based NGO International Alliance – an organization that sympathizes with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist organization and supports boycotting Israel.

20th September 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

Grenell: Volkswagen to comply with US sanctions on Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

The US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen will leave the Iranian market to comply with US sanctions on the Islamic Republic. “Volkswagen has told us they will comply with US sanctions on Iran. We are...

20th September 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

Grenell: Volkswagen to comply with US sanctions on Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

The US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen will leave the Iranian market to comply with US sanctions on the Islamic Republic. “Volkswagen has told us they will comply with US sanctions on Iran. We are...

19th September 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

German state parliament bans BDS while anti-Israel bank defies resolution

Benjamin Weinthal

The parliament of Germany’s most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia slammed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting the Jewish state as antisemitic, barring the parliament and other public facilities from hosting and supporting BDS groups.

19th September 2018 - RealClearWorld

Europe’s Leading Companies Are Bowing to U.S. Sanctions

David Adesnik, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Corporate Europe is bowing to the pressure of Washington’s unilateral sanctions on Iran. The continent’s leading multinational firms, such as Airbus, Maersk, Peugeot, Total, and Siemens, are leaving a market many of them entered with enthusiasm after the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

19th September 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Pakistan continues to harbor Taliban, including al Qaeda-linked Haqqanis

Thomas Joscelyn

Pakistan continues to allow the Taliban, including the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network, to operate on its soil, despite pressure from the US government. That is one of the conclusions drawn in the State Department’s newly released Country Reports on Terrorism 2017.

19th September 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

State Department: Iran allows al Qaeda to operate its ‘core facilitation pipeline’

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism today. The report covers events during the previous calendar year. As in past assessments, State says that Iran “has allowed” al Qaeda to operate its key facilitation network on Iranian soil.

19th September 2018 - The Washington Times

Criminal regimes against the rest of us

Clifford D. May

Imagine you live in a nice, quiet town and aim to keep it that way. You own a business. Your customers are friendly. Your vendors are honest. People respect one another. They abide by the rules. Then, one day, criminals move into the neighborhood. Do you welcome the thugs, thieves and...

18th September 2018 - The Hill

Iran hires financial arsonist to fight its financial fires

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Tyler Stapleton

With its economy reeling and its currency in free fall, Iran hired a new central banker in August to restore public confidence. President Hasan Rouhani appointed Abdolnaser Hemmati to replace Valiollah Seif as the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). Hemmati has a long history of...

17th September 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

‘Arab-looking’ men attack Jewish Israeli in night club in Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

Two men who have been described as having an Arab appearance attacked a Jewish Israeli man on September 7 in the city of Frankfurt, according to German media reports on Monday.

17th September 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: Al Qaeda eulogizes Jalaluddin Haqqani

Thomas Joscelyn

On Sept. 11, al Qaeda released a two-page eulogy for Jalaluddin Haqqani, a legendary jihadist who was one of Osama bin Laden’s first and most important allies in South Asia. The Taliban announced the elderly Haqqani’s death one week earlier on Sept. 4.

16th September 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

French payment service supports BDS, defies anti-bias law

Benjamin Weinthal

The online payment service HelloAsso announced that it will continue to provide services to boycott Israel organizations whose accounts were shut down by PayPal and French banks for apparent violations of France’s anti-discrimination law.

16th September 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

Prominent German Jews want JNF to close account with BDS-enabling bank

Benjamin Weinthal

The German branch of the Jewish National Fund has been swept up in a widening antisemitism scandal because it won’t immediately close its account with the Bank for Social Economy that enables a fiercely anti-Israel NGO to raise funds to boycott the Jewish state and compare Israel to Nazi...

16th September 2018 - Tablet Magazine

Hezbollah Ritually Humiliates the UN

Tony Badran

In what is becoming a yearly ritual, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2433 end of August, extending the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year.

15th September 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban claims to shoot down Afghan military helicopter

Bill Roggio

The Taliban claimed it shot down an Afghan military helicopter in the western province of Farah yesterday. Afghan officials denied the helicopter was shot – and instead claimed it crashed due to a mechanical failure. Regardless, the Afghan military was unable to secure the crash site and...

15th September 2018 - National Review

The U.S. Should Sanction Iran’s Key Slush Fund and Its Brutal Custodian

Tzvi Kahn

At first, he couldn’t identify the sound. But Amir Atiabi, an inmate in Iran’s Gohardasht Prison, was curious. Over the course of several nights in 1988, he recalled, “strange noises that sounded like the dropping of cooking-gas containers” reverberated from trucks in the jail’s...

14th September 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: Iranian Missile Strikes Against Kurdish Dissidents in Iraq

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Over the weekend, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired seven short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) at the headquarters of Iranian Kurdish dissidents in northern Iraq. The move follows an uptick in violence between Tehran’s security establishment and Kurdish insurgents,...

14th September 2018 - FDD Policy Brief

Islamic State Attacks Libya’s National Oil Corporation

Romany Shaker

The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a September 10 shooting attack at the Tripoli headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), which killed at least two employees and wounded 10 others. “Three suicide militants from the soldiers of the caliphate” carried out...

14th September 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

Turkish Teenager Who Plotted to Blow Up Gay Club in Frankfurt Arrested

Benjamin Weinthal

German police in the state of Hesse arrested a teenager earlier this month for plotting an Islamic terror attack on a gay club and church in Frankfurt am Main. An intelligence source in Germany told The Jerusalem Post that the state police “arrested a guy named Yusuf Erkocoglu, a young...

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