Analysis & Commentary

15th September 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

After Major German Union Recognizes BDS as Anti-Semitic, Branch Trashes Anti-Israel Article

Benjamin Weinthal

After Germany’s largest teachers’ union strongly denounced the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign as anti-Semitic, a branch of the union trashed copies of its September publication because it contained an article advocating in favor of anti-Israel boycotts, Benjamin Weinthal...

15th September 2016 - Quoted by Sean Savage -

Does the U.S.-Israel military aid deal put to rest years of strained relations under Obama?

Jonathan Schanzer

The United States and Israel made history on Thursday signing the largest ever military assistance package between the two allies. The agreement was hailed by many as a means to ensure the Jewish state will securely meet the challenges of a dangerous and unstable Middle East over the next...

14th September 2016 - Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

U.S. $38B military aid package to Israel sends a message

Jonathan Schanzer

The United States agreed Wednesday to provide Israel a record $38 billion in new military aid over the next decade. The pact is a sign of the two nations' close alliance despite major differences over Iran's nuclear program and other policies.

14th September 2016 - Quoted by Russ Read - The Daily Caller

Iran Calls For Eliminating Saudi Arabia’s National Religion

Jonathan Schanzer

Saudi Arabia’s brand of Islam, known as “Wahhabism,” is facing calls for global elimination by Iranian political leaders.

14th September 2016 - Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

U.S. expert sees gaps in halting terror financing, advises a crackdown

Juan Zarate

The Obama administration has dented the Islamic State’s money-making operations with airstrikes against the terror group’s oil-smuggling empire and blacklisting its known financial facilitators from the international banking system.

14th September 2016 - Quoted by Frank Camp - Independent Journal Review

Iran Reportedly Diverted $1.7 Billion from Nuclear Deal to Support Military, Terrorist Groups

Saeed Ghasseminejad

During a Congressional hearing Thursday, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) asked the State Department's Christopher Backemeyer about the $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran, which was part of the nuclear deal struck with the Islamic nation in 2015.

13th September 2016 - Quoted by Nahal Toosi, Bryan Bender - Politico

Can Obama buy the love of his pro-Israel critics?

Jonathan Schanzer

President Barack Obama will unveil on Wednesday a massive new military aid package for Israel, one which — at a reported $38 billion over 10 years — would be the largest such deal in U.S. history.

12th September 2016 - Quoted by The World Tribune

Report: Obama secretly transferred as much as $33 billion in cash and gold to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The $400 million cash payment U.S. President Barack Obama sent to Iran earlier this year is just a drop in the bucket, a new report says.

12th September 2016 - Quoted by the Tower

Days After Israel Retaliates Against Syria Attack, Another Rocket Strikes Golan

Jonathan Schanzer

A rocket launched from Syria struck the Israeli Golan Heights on Monday night, the Israeli military said. No injuries were reported.

11th September 2016 - Quoted by Paul McGeough - The Sydney Morning Herald

Fifteen years after September 11 attacks, one aim of terrorism remains unchanged

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Fifteen years after the September 11 strikes on New York and Washington, the staging of terror attacks is dramatically altered. But the essential element is unchanged – whatever weapons are used, the objective that counts is instilling fear.

10th September 2016 - Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

Obama’s big deal to work with Russia on Syria, explained

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn

Late on Friday, the United States and Russia came to a massively important agreement: After months of seemingly failed negotiations, they agreed to a joint plan for ending the war in Syria.

9th September 2016 - Quoted by Maggie Ybarra - McClatchy DC

Should U.S. pull personnel out of Turkey after coup attempt there?

Jonathan Schanzer

A powerful California lawmaker wants Congress to consider moving U.S. personnel and military equipment out of Turkey into other Middle Eastern countries in the wake of an attempted coup in Turkey in July.

9th September 2016 - Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Should the U.S. have kept Iraq’s oil, as Donald Trump argues?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Donald Trump repeated an eyebrow-raising idea this week that the United States should have kept Iraq’s oil after ousting Saddam Hussein.

9th September 2016 - Quoted by John Hayward - Breitbart

Congressional Democrats Say They Weren’t Told About Obama’s Cash Payments to Iran

Mark Dubowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad

A horrified nation learned this week that President Obama handed over $1.7 billion in cash to the terror masters of Iran as part of his nuclear deal, using pallets stacked with currency to circumvent Congressional authority and gifting Iran with a huge amount of untraceable money to sponsor...

9th September 2016 - Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

New al-Qaida Video Marks 9/11 Attacks, Urges Muslims to Fight US

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaida is calling on Muslims to join the terror group’s fight against the United States as it marks the 15th anniversary of the deadly September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

9th September 2016 - Quoted by Sean Durns - The Washington Times

Al Qaeda’s Iran connection

Thomas Joscelyn

As the 15th anniversary of the Sep. 11, 2001 al Qaeda terror attacks approaches, it’s worth remembering a country whose support of that terror group has been seldom detailed by U.S. news outlets: Iran.

9th September 2016 - Quoted by Justin Salhani - Think Progress

Saudi Arabia Is Making New Allies, But Weapons Mean The U.S. Relationship Is Irreplaceable

In recent months, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has come under increasing pressure and criticism from the U.S. Congress and the British Parliament for its human rights abuses both at home and in the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Meanwhile, Saudi diplomats and leaders have worked tirelessly to...

9th September 2016 - Quoted by Barney Breen-Portnoy - The Algemeiner

Iran Expert Tells Congress: Obama Administration Might Have Given Tehran Over $30 Billion in Cash, G

Mark Dubowitz

While the Obama administration has admitted to transferring $1.7 billion in cash earlier this year to Tehran, even more cash might have been given by the US to the ayatollahs following the January 2014 implementation of the interim nuclear agreement reached by the Islamic Republic with six...

8th September 2016 - Quoted by Joshua Mitnick - Los Angeles Times

Court postpones Palestinian elections indefinitely, a sign of growing tension with Hamas

Grant Rumley

The Palestinian Supreme Court indefinitely postponed municipal elections scheduled for Oct. 8, a surprise move that reflects infighting in Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, tension between Fatah and Islamic militants from Hamas and rising instability in...

8th September 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Palestinian Court Postpones Long-Awaited Local Elections, Claiming “Procedural Problems”

Grant Rumley

A Palestinian court on Thursday postponed next month’s local elections, the first large-scale elections in a decade, due to “procedural problems,” especially over questions of candidate eligibility and the participation of Jerusalem residents in the vote.


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