Analysis & Commentary

28th August 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Countering Gaza’s Mortars

Patrick Megahan

Hours before the latest ceasefire was announced between Hamas and Israel, two Israeli civilians were killed and five others wounded near the Gaza border by Palestinian mortar fire.

28th August 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Gaza Polls Show Abbas Popularity

Grant Rumley

In a recent poll in Gaza, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas garnered a favorability of 54 percent.

27th August 2014 - Cited by Adam Chandler - The Wire

How Israel, Hamas, and the U.S. All Lost The Gaza War

Jonathan Schanzer

There are at least two givens in Arab-Israeli conflict. The first: Once a ceasefire is set, the two sides will fight up until the last possible moment. The second: Once the battle is over, both sides will declare victory.

25th August 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Journalist-in-Residence, Claudia Rosett, discusses the UN's Gaza inquiry.

22nd August 2014 - Cited by The Tower

In Major Tactical Victory, Israeli Air Strikes Eliminate Top Hamas Figures

Jonathan Schanzer

A second consecutive night of Israeli air strikes against top Gaza Strip terrorists eliminated what the Jerusalem Post described as “three of Hamas’s most important military commanders.”

22nd August 2014 - The National Review Online

The U.N.’s Grotesque Gaza Inquiry

Claudia Rosett

Bias against Israel is the most glaring problem with the new Gaza inquiry that the United Nations Human Rights Council launched last month.

21st August 2014 - AM 560 The Answer, Chicago, IL

The John and Amy Show

Clifford D. May

FDD President, Clifford May, on the most recent developments in Gaza.

21st August 2014 - Faster, Please! - PJ Media

Gaza Defeat Threatens Hamas and Iranian Regime

Michael Ledeen

Why can’t Hamas abide by the ceasefire? Because of the possible consequences of defeat for themselves, the Qataris and the Iranians.

20th August 2014 - The National Interest

Middle East Watchers: Keep Your Eye on Majid Faraj

Grant Rumley

There was a moment in July when the cease-fire talks in Cairo were on uneasy footing.

20th August 2014 - 93.1 FM WIBC, Indianapolis, IN


Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar, Michael Ledeen, discusses Iran's support of Hamas.

19th August 2014 - Quoted by

Experts: Retire UNRWA, Transfer Responsibility for Gaza to PA

Jonathan Schanzer

Writing in The New Republic yesteday, Alexander Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky, argue that it’s time to retire the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the United Nations (UN) agency solely devoted to the Palestinian cause.

19th August 2014 - Cited by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

This Map Explains Why The War In Gaza Is Unlikely To Re-Start Any Time Soon

Patrick Megahan

Hostilities between Israel and Hamas could be gearing up again. Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip during an agreed-upon ceasefire led to Israel recalling its negotiators from talks in Cairo.

19th August 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Government Adds Gaza-Based Jihadist ‘Umbrella’ Group to Terrorist Designation Lists

Thomas Joscelyn

The US government today added the Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) to the foreign terrorist organization list and labeled the group a specially designated global terrorist entity.

19th August 2014 -

Hamas Infiltration Tunnels

Patrick Megahan

Since the start of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge on July 17, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) discovered and destroyed 32 tunnels built by the terrorist group Hamas.

19th August 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Grant Rumley

FDD Research Analyst, Grant Rumley, discusses the implications of Hamas rocket attacks.

14th August 2014 - Sun News Network

Straight Talk with Jerry Agar

Grant Rumley

FDD Research Analyst, Grant Rumley, discusses the terms of the latest ceasefire in Gaza.

14th August 2014 - AM 560 The Answer, Chicago, IL

John Howell & Amy Jacobson

Clifford D. May

FDD's President, Clifford May, discusses media coverage of the Gaza conflict.

14th August 2014 - The Blaze

Real News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Vice President for Research, Jonathan Schanzer, on the future of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

14th August 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

A Ballot-Box Test for the Palestinians

Reuel Marc Gerecht

It has become de rigueur among Israelis, and many Americans, to belittle the idea of Palestinian democracy.

13th August 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Grant Rumley

FDD Research Analyst Grant Rumley discusses the extension of the temporary ceasefire in Gaza.


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