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24th July 2013 - Cited by Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

Want Peace? Get Rid of Hamas.

Jonathan Schanzer

A few days ago, I wrote that John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, might be running a fool's errand if he thinks he can bring the Israelis and Palestinians...

24th July 2013 - Quoted by Stewart Bell, National Post

Canada Pushed EU to Add Hezbollah to List of Banned Terrorist Organizations, Official Says

Mark Dubowitz

Canadian diplomats mounted a behind-the-scenes push to convince European countries to outlaw the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah as a terrorist organization...

23rd July 2013 - Quoted by Herb Keinon, The Jerusalem Post

Israel Applauds EU Ban of Hezbollah’s ‘Military Wing’

Mark Dubowitz

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed the EU’s decision on Monday – some 15 years in the making – to put the military wing of Hezbollah on its list of terror...

23rd July 2013 - Quoted by Steve LeVine, Quartz

Is the Twitter Diplomacy of Iran’s Next President a Clever Ruse?

Mark Dubowitz

Someone is spoofing Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, at this Twitter address, although his underlings do update the masses as to his doings here.

23rd July 2013 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Deal Done for U.S. to Ship Arms to Syria Rebels

Tony Badran

A deal reached in Congress to allow the United States to ship arms to Syrian rebels could spur more support from other nations, blunting the military gains...

23rd July 2013 - Interviewed by la Razon - Spain

¿Un Peligro Para Líbano?

Tony Badran

¿Han presionado EE UU e Israel a Bruselas para tomar esta decisión? Obviamente, no hay duda de que ambos han animado, alentando a la UE.

23rd July 2013 - Quoted by The Associated Press

Congress Threatens New Iran Sanctions as Obama Gauges Flexibility of Incoming Leader Rouhani

Mark Dubowitz

Congress is considering a new series of hard-hitting Iran sanctions on everything from mining and construction to the Islamic republic’s already...

22nd July 2013 - Quoted by James Kanter and Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times

European Union Adds Hezbollah to Terror List

Mark Dubowitz

The European Union on Monday added the military wing of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group, to a list of terrorist organizations...

22nd July 2013 - Quoted by Stewart Bell, National Post

John Baird Welcomes EU Decision to Outlaw Hezbollah

Mark Dubowitz

Blaming Hezbollah for international terrorism and fighting on the side of the Syrian regime, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird welcomed the European Union’s...

22nd July 2013 - Cited by UPI

For Syria’s Assad, Homs is the Key Target, Not Aleppo

Tony Badran

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad are escalating their offensive to push rebel fighters out of the divided strategic city of Homs in the central...

22nd July 2013 - Quoted by Stewart Bell, National Post

European Union Adds Hezbollah’s Military Wing to List of Banned Terrorist Organizations

Mark Dubowitz

The European Union agreed Monday to place the military wing of Hezbollah on its list of banned terrorist organizations, a move Canadian diplomats...

22nd July 2013 - Quoted by Reuters and The Jerusalem Post Staff

EU Places Hezbollah Military Wing on Terror Blacklist

Mark Dubowitz

European Union governments agreed Monday to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the EU terrorism blacklist in a reversal of past policy fuelled...

21st July 2013 - Quoted by Joseph Straw, New York Daily News

Most of Al Qaeda’s Big Names Have Been Either Captured or Killed, But Some Remain

Thomas Joscelyn

It was the “bullhorn moment” that launched the War on Terror. Amid the ruins of the World Trade Center, then-President George W. Bush draped his...

20th July 2013 - Quoted by Bryan Bender, The Boston Globe

Stage Set for Middle East Peace Talks, Kerry Says

Jonathan Schanzer

Months of personal diplomacy and cajoling by Secretary of State John F. Kerry finally showed signs of success Friday when he announced that Israel...

19th July 2013 - Quoted by Michael Warren, The Weekly Standard

131 House Members Sign Dovish Letter on Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

131 members of the House, including 114 Democrats--a majority of the conference in the House--and 17 Republicans, have signed a letter to Barack Obama...

19th July 2013 - Quoted by Emily Cadei, CQ Roll Call

Next Iran Sanctions Law Likely to Slip to Autumn

Mark Dubowitz

Breaking with the recent past, Congress will not send a new Iran sanctions law to the president’s desk this summer, and is unlikely to get new economic...

18th July 2013 - Quoted by Justyna Pawlak, Reuters

Europe’s Top Court Rejects Sanctions Against Saudi Businessman

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Europe's highest court ruled on Thursday that EU sanctions on Saudi businessman Yassin Kadi were unjustified and that governments had failed to provide...

16th July 2013 - Quoted by J. Dana Stuster, Foreign Policy

Should the CIA Be Sharing Intelligence That Could Help Hezbollah?

Jonathan Schanzer

The enemy of the CIA's enemy in Lebanon is still its enemy. But, according to a report for McClatchy by FP contributor Mitchell Prothero, when the CIA...

14th July 2013 - Quoted by Lisa Daftari, Fox News

Egypt’s Christians Target of Islamist Anger in Wake of Morsi’s Ouster

Egypt’s Muslim extremists, angry over the ouster of Mohammed Morsi from the presidency, have zeroed in on the nation’s Christian minority...

12th July 2013 - Quoted by Dustin Walker, Real Clear Defense

Zero Option Talk Makes McKeon Fear Iraq Repeat

Bill Roggio

On Monday, the New York Times reported that the Obama administration was “giving serious consideration to speeding up the withdrawal of United States...

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