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20th July 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Exclusive: Israel Set To Deny Entry To Radical BDS Activists

Benjamin Weinthal

The border authorities will block entry to the famous, significant, and otherwise radical BDS activists.

20th July 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

What’s Happening Behind The Scenes Of Bulgaria’s Hezbollah Terror Trial?

Benjamin Weinthal

According to the Bulgarian government and US and EU authorities, three Hezbollah operatives blew up an Israeli tour bus in the seaside resort of Burgas on July 18, 2012, killing five Israelis.

19th July 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

State Department: Pakistan continues to provide safe haven for Taliban, allied jihadists

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

The State Department’s newly released Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 points to Pakistan’s ongoing complicity with jihadists in Central and South Asia, including the Afghan Taliban.

19th July 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Afghan military calls for Pakistan to launch operations on ‘terrorist centers’ throughout country

Bill Roggio

The Pakistan military recoiled after Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense called on Pakistan to launched operations against “terrorist centers” throughout the country, including in the Pakistani cities of Quetta and Peshawar.

19th July 2017 - The Jewish Journal

The Mahmoud Abbas exchange, part 1: A man of peace turned autocrat

Grant Rumley

The following exchange will focus on Tibon and Rumley’s new book The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas (Prometheus Books, 2017).

19th July 2017 - Washington Times

The proliferation problem from hell

Clifford D. May

Imagine a world in which both North Korea and Iran can wipe out cities in America or anywhere else. What concessions would be made to prevent such an eventuality? What gestures of appeasement would be offered? What tribute would be paid?

19th July 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

Congress and the Administration Need to Reinvigorate HIFPA

Tyler Stapleton

Although it signed HIFPA into law, the Obama administration did not fully leverage its provisions. But now Congress and the executive branch have the opportunity to implement the legislation fully and use both HIFPA and all other tools at the disposal of the U.S. government to pursue...

18th July 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Berlin Suspends Submarine Deal With Israel Amid Corruption Probe

Benjamin Weinthal

The news comes shortly after several senior officials and key suspects in the case were detained and placed under house arrest.

18th July 2017 - Foreign Policy

If Trump Is Serious About Curbing Iran, He’ll Kill Boeing’s Plan to Sell It Planes

John Hannah, Saeed Ghasseminejad

If the president and his administration are as committed to combating terrorism and Iranian aggression as they’ve suggested, blocking the Boeing and Airbus deals really shouldn’t be too hard of a call.

18th July 2017 - The Weekly Standard

What Happened in Hamburg

Eric S. Edelman

Trump meeting with Putin was not only not a success but was likely a disaster for U.S.-Russia relations and global order.

18th July 2017 - Fathom Journal

The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas - Interview With Grant Rumley & Amir Tibon

Grant Rumley

Fathom Assistant Editor Samuel Nurding sat down with Grant Rumley and Amir Tibon to discuss their new book The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas (Prometheus Books, 2017).

18th July 2017 - The New York Times

On Iran, Trump Is Obama 2.0

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Mr. Wang’s seizure, like so many other aggressive actions that the Iranian regime has engaged in since the nuclear deal was concluded, should have, some of his supporters surely thought, obliged the White House to abandon the Iran policy advanced by his predecessor.

18th July 2017 - Hardnews Foreign Policy

‘For Erdogan, personal interest trumps national interest’: Former Turkish Member of Parliament

Aykan Erdemir

As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces widespread protests and accusations of clamping down on dissent by using the last year’s coup as a pretext, Aykan Erdemir, a former member of the Turkish Parliment and senior fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, speaks to Hardnews...

18th July 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Iran continues to protect AMIA bombing suspects

Toby Dershowitz

Once again, Iran is seeking to absolve itself of responsibility for its role in the deadliest attack on Argentine soil.

17th July 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

The EU Needs to Get Tougher on Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal, Toby Dershowitz

The fifth anniversary of a terror attack in Bulgaria is a chance for the EU to see the group for what it is.

17th July 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

Hezbollah Threat to the U.S. Homeland Resurfaces

Tyler Stapleton

In an explosive filing by the Department of Justice, two suspected Hezbollah operatives were arrested and charged with material support for the organization on June 8. Their arrests highlight both the seriousness of the Hezbollah threat here at home as well as the need for more aggressive...

17th July 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Afghan forces liberate district in central Helmand

Bill Roggio

The Afghan National Army retook control of the district of Nawa from the Taliban today in central Helmand province.

16th July 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Berlin Mayor Rebuked Over Imam’s Call to Kill Jews and Stone Women

Benjamin Weinthal

Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail said in a fiery 2014 sermon at Berlin's Al-Nur mosque: “Oh, Allah, destroy the Zionist Jews, they are no challenge for you."

15th July 2017 - The Hill

Venezuela is on fire, and US national security will get burned

Michaela Frai, Alex Entz

Maduro has already taken unconstitutional steps to amass power, claiming they will restore peace.

14th July 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

Turkey Defies Coup, But Not One-Man Rule

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

Last year, on July 15, the Turkish people defied a group of rogue soldiers who attempted a bloody coup d'état, killing 249 citizens in the process. One year on, Turkey is still in a state of emergency and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ruling by decree.


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