Analysis & Commentary


10th July 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

German Intelligence: Iran Still Seeking Illicit Nuclear Technology

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Benjamin Weinthal

Reports from German intelligence agencies show that Iran is still attempting to procure illicit technology, including parts for the operation of its heavy water reactor, which was shuttered under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, Benjamin Weinthal reported for The Weekly Standard on...

10th July 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Hamas “Salutes and Supports” Anti-Israel Boycott Campaign

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, expressed its support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel in a Twitter post last week.

10th July 2017 - Quoted by Amberin Zaman - Al-Monitor

No time for rest as Turkey’s Justice March reaches Istanbul

Aykan Erdemir

he Turkish opposition's Justice March has ended in a triumphant rally of over a million people, but can Kilicdaroglu leverage the march into a coalition broad enough to challenge the Justice and Development Party in the 2019 elections? Read more:...

10th July 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Family of Murdered French Jew Files Complaint Against Police for Refusing to Stop Killer

Benjamin Weinthal

The family of murdered French Jewish woman Sarah Halimi will file an official complaint against the police for failing to enter the building and prevent her death

10th July 2017 - Quoted by CAMERA

Hamas: We ‘Salute and Support’ BDS

Jonathan Schanzer

The boycott, divestment and sanctions effort (BDS) that seeks to delegitimize Israel received an endorsement from Hamas on July 5, 2017. Hamas, the U.S.-designated terror group that rules the Gaza Strip, tweeted: “We salute and support the influential BDS movement.”

9th July 2017 - Quoted by Cristina Cifuentes - Latercera

¿Se acerca el resurgimiento de Al Qaeda?

La organización terrorista fue eclipsada por el auge del Estado Islámico, pero los analistas señalan que ha cambiado su imagen y que sigue siendo fuerte.

9th July 2017 - Quoted by Rick Moran - PJ Media

Trump Administration May Begin Sending Terrorists to Guantanamo Again

David B. Rivkin

Donald Trump promised during the campaign that he would not only keep the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, open but also send additional terrorists prisoners there. It now appears that his administration is serious about keeping that campaign promise.

8th July 2017 - Quoted by Rebecca Kheel - The Hill

Trump officials signal intent to begin refilling Guantanamo

David B. Rivkin

The Trump administration appears to be making its first moves toward fulfilling a campaign promise to fill the Guantanamo Bay prison camp with “bad dudes.”

8th July 2017 - Quoted by Henry Ridgwell - VOA News

US, Russia on Collision Course Vying for Europe Gas Market

John Hannah

Visiting Poland this week, U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to boost exports of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Central Europe and take on Russia’s stranglehold on energy supplies.

8th July 2017 - Quoted by Arab News

Are Mahmoud Abbas’ challenges to the judiciary exposing his weakness?

Grant Rumley

Activists in Palestine claim that last month’s blocking of Palestinian websites was carried out simply via a phone call from the office of President Mahmoud Abbas to local Internet providers.

8th July 2017 - Quoted by Emili J. Blasco - ABC International

Obama ordenó dejar de investigar la conexión Venezuela-Hizbolá

David Asher, Emanuele Ottolenghi

La Administración Obama ordenó dejar de investigar los nexos entre Hizbolá, Irán y Venezuela para no entorpecer el acuerdo que internacionalmente se negociaba con Teherán sobre la capacidad nuclear iraní, finalmente alcanzado en julio de 2015.

7th July 2017 - Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Here’s Why Israel And India’s Leaders Couldn’t Get Enough Of Each Other

Clifford D. May

The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel — culminating this week in Modi’s historic Israel visit — played out like a young adult summer novel.

7th July 2017 - Pete Williams, Robert Windrem and Tom Winter - NBC News

Feds Suspect Russians Behind Cyber-Attacks on Power Plants

Juan Zarate

Russia is suspected to be behind recent hacker intrusions at American power plants, including at least one nuclear facility, two U.S. officials told NBC News.

7th July 2017 - Quoted by Bret Stephens - The New York Times

On North Korea, Trump’s on the Right Track

Anthony Ruggiero

Diplomacy has the presumptive virtue of buying time against a decaying regime while allowing deterrence to work.

7th July 2017 - Quoted by Stephen Loiaconi - WJLA

Experts see gains, losses for both leaders in Trump-Putin meeting

Boris Zilberman

President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin may have gone about as well as either leader could have expected, experts say, but it did little to silence concerns about how willing Trump is to hold Russia accountable for its transgressions against U.S....

7th July 2017 - Mentioned by Tara Kartha - FirstPost

India to get armed UAVs from Israel

Away from the media hype that surrounded the first ever visit of an Indian prime minister to Israel, is the news of another "first". The delivery of Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from a country that can justly claim to have revolutionised the use of such platforms in battle.

7th July 2017 - Quoted by Associated Press

Qatar crisis raises questions about defining terrorism

David Andrew Weinberg

A diplomatic standoff between Qatar and four other Arab nations that accuse it of sponsoring terrorism has turned a spotlight on an opaque network of charities and prominent figures freely operating in the tiny Gulf country.

6th July 2017 - Quoted by Ira Stoll - The Algemeiner

‘Sick’ New York Times Article Portrays Terrorist as ‘Political Prisoner’ of Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

A New York Times article inaccurately portraying convicted terrorist Marwan Barghouti as a political prisoner is triggering outrage, concern, and dismay among the newspaper’s readers.

6th July 2017 - Quoted by Elizabeth Shim - UPI

Alaskans not alarmed about North Korea threat

Olli Heinonen

Alaskans are more worried about bear attacks and an ailing local economy than a potential North Korea missile that could reach their state.

6th July 2017 - Quoted by Russ Read - Daily Caller

Trump Signs Deal To Arm Poland Versus Putin

John Cappello

President Donald Trump agreed to sell Patriot missile defense systems to Poland Wednesday, in an apparent counter to the growing Russian threat on Europe’s eastern border.


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