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4th June 2015 - FOX News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses Hamas and governance in Gaza.

3rd June 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

One Year On, Palestinian “Unity” Government That Ended Peace Talks is Still Divided

Grant Rumley

None of the issues that last year’s Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement were supposed to address have been solved, according to a policy brief written yesterday by Grant Rumley, a research analyst for the Foundation of Defense of Democracies.

12th April 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

German Court Stops Anti-Israel ‘Cologne Wailing Wall’ Exhibit

Benjamin Weinthal

A Cologne city court shut down an anti-Israel exhibit on Cathedral Square.The prosecutor argued on Friday that the exhibit, which shows 15 pictures of dead and injured Gazan children who were allegedly hurt during Israel offensive against Hamas last summer, violates a law designed to protect...

31st March 2015 - JNS.org News Service

Amid Nuclear Talks, Iran Forges Ahead with Middle East Power Play

Emanuele Ottolenghi

As the world awaits the results of nuclear negotiations in Switzerland, the Middle East continue to struggle with various conflicts across the region.

23rd February 2015 - Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

A US Federal Court Just Ordered the Palestinian Authority to Pay $218 Million in Damages

Grant Rumley

A US jury on Monday ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to pay more than $218 million for providing material support to terrorists, a victory for Americans suing over attacks in the Jerusalem area more than a decade ago, according to Reuters.

5th February 2015 - Quoted by Lucy Draper - Newsweek

Fledgeling Gaza ISIS Groups Operate Under Watchful Eye of Hamas

Grant Rumley

A Palestinian journalist was reportedly kidnapped and tortured for eight hours in Gaza this week by a group claiming to be part of Islamic State (ISIS), amid signs that the group are gaining support in the enclave and being tolerated, up to a point, by Hamas.

18th November 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Sweden’s Gaza Refugee Contradiction

Jonathan Schanzer

Sweden may not know it yet, but its recent recognition of the State of Palestine may conflict with its support for a United Nations Refugee organization that it backs to the tune of tens of millions of dollars per year.

10th November 2014 - Foreign Policy

Jerusalem, on a Knife’s Edge

Jonathan Schanzer

Stabbing attacks and random acts of Palestinian terror have brought the violence in Gaza and the West Bank into the heart of Israel.

5th November 2014 - The Washington Times

Building a Palestinian City on a Hill

Clifford D. May

Trust me on this: Reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis will not be achieved any time soon no matter what the professional peace processors say or do.

30th October 2014 - Quoted by Stephen Oryszcuzk - Jewish News (UK)

The Qatar Conundrum

David Andrew Weinberg

Is it right t odescribe Qatar as an enemy of Israel, or is there more to it than that? Stephen Oryszczuk looks into claims against the Gulf state.

30th October 2014 - Cited by Adam Chandler - The Atlantic

Is This How the Third Intifada Begins?

Jonathan Schanzer

On Wednesday, Barak Ravid, the diplomatic correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, made this ominous declaration via Twitter: "The 3rd Intifada is already here—If there is anybody that still doesn't get it," he wrote, referring to the possibility of another Palestinian uprising...

29th September 2014 - Foreign Policy

Déjà Vu in the West Bank and Gaza

Grant Rumley

Six months ago, the Palestinians' warring factions, Hamas and Fatah, surprised the world by announcing a new unity government after years of trying to overcome their difference

23rd September 2014 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Jordan Unlikely to Retaliate Against US Over Arab Bank Case

Jonathan Schanzer

Jordan is unlikely to retaliate against the US over the federal court verdict on Monday, which found the country’s Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas and that it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks by the terror group.

23rd September 2014 - Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

This Week’s Biggest Hit To International Terrorism Might Have Taken Place In A Courtroom

Jonathan Schanzer

A US-led coalition just launched a major salvo against the Islamic State and various Syrian al-Qaeda affiliates, unleashing the largest single-day amount of American ordnance since the 2011 NATO strikes on Libya.

16th September 2014 - Cited by The Tower

Breaking: Deal Approved For Gaza Reconstruction

Jonathan Schanzer

The Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to a deal to allow for the reconstruction of Gaza following Operation Protective Edge.

10th September 2014 - Quoted by Cumhuriyet

U.S. Congress All Out on Turkey

Jonathan Schanzer

In a congress subcommittee hearing, Turkey and Qatar were accused of terrorism finance. The Congress foreign relations subcommittee held a hearing were poisonous commentary about Turkey were spoken.

10th September 2014 - Quoted by I24News

Turkey, Qatar Called “Frenemies” of Washington

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey and Qatar, two nations widely assumed to be taking a central role in Gaza relief and rebuilding process, faced staunch criticism in Washington Tuesday for their support of Hamas.

10th September 2014 - Quoted by Today's Zaman

US Experts at Congress Hearing Accuse Turkey of Funding Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

US experts have slammed Turkey, saying it is a foreign supporter of the Hamas Palestinian movement that rules Gaza and urging the US Congress to sanction and suspend ongoing arms sale to Ankara.

10th September 2014 - Quoted by Rebecca Shimoni Stoil - The Times of Israel

House Panel Urged to Probe Turkish, Qatari Support of Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

The United Nations and the Palestinian government may have called Tuesday for international donors to provide some $550 million in aid to Gaza, but in Washington, Congress was urged to increase oversight into aid channeled to the Palestinian enclave’s Hamas rulers.

9th September 2014 - Quoted by Jay Solomon - The Wall Street Journal

U.S., Allies Step Up Efforts to Choke Off Islamic State’s Funding

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The U.S. Treasury Department and Washington's allies are ramping up efforts to hit Islamic State's finances, particularly focusing on steps to choke off its oil sales, its donations from the Persian Gulf and its extortion rackets.

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