Analysis & Commentary

20th May 2016 - Quoted by Sean Savage - JNS

Gaza rebuilding falls by the wayside as Arab states leave Palestinians hanging

Jonathan Schanzer

When it comes to the security situation at Israel’s borders in recent years, no border has been more perilous for the Jewish state as its southern boundary with the Gaza Strip. Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in 2005, and the Palestinian terror group Hamas seized control of the...

16th March 2016 - Quoted by the Tower

How Hamas Uses Foreign Aid to Enrich Itself and Scam Gazans

Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley

Hamas, the Iran-backed terror group that controls the Gaza Strip, is “exploiting the humanitarian crisis in the Strip to pad its own coffers,” Times of Israel Palestinian affairs correspondent Avi Issacharoff reported on Saturday.

25th February 2016 - Newsweek

Hamas Is Fracturing, And Israel Should Be Worried

Jonathan Schanzer

The al-Qassam Brigades, the so-called “armed wing” of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, is reeling from the recent execution of former official Mahmoud Ishtiwi at the hands of his fellow fighters.

26th October 2015 - The Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire

Why Hamas Has Not Unleashed Violence From Gaza

Jonathan Schanzer

Israel’s internal security services, the Shin Bet, said earlier this month that the Palestinian militant group Hamas is among the key drivers of the violence raging in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

30th August 2015 - Quoted by The Tribune Review

U.N. Watch: More Propaganda

Once again the United Nations aid agency for Palestinians obliterates its credibility with a report blaming Israel for an increase in Gaza's infant mortality rate.

17th August 2015 - PJ Media

A New Low? UN Report Suggests Israel Caused Gaza’s Rising Infant Death Rate, Doesn’t Mention Hamas

File this one under “UN Sleaze,” or perhaps under “UNRWA’s Use of Dead Infants to Defend and Abet Terrorists.” Though even that may be putting it too mildly.

2nd July 2015 - Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

ISIS is Threatening Hamas in Gaza. That’s Scary News.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

ISIS has been signaling its designs on the Palestinian territory of Gaza. "The rule of sharia will be imposed on Gaza," an ISIS fighter announced in a recent video.

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 - 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.


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