Analysis & Commentary

7th December 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German Chancellor Merkel’s party labels BDS antisemitic

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's Christian Democratic Union party on Wednesday passed a resolution opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement because the anti-Israel action is antisemitic.

18th November 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Pro-Iran group to urge Germans to vote Israel is illegal

Benjamin Weinthal

The radical Islamic pro-Iran regime NGO “The Feather” announced that it will urge Germans to reject Israel’s existence on Saturday at an information stand in the the northern German city of Delmenhorst in the state of Lower Saxony.

16th November 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German Jewish NGOs urge bank to close BDS account

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's largest local Jewish community in Berlin called for the Bank für Sozialwirtschaft (Bank for Social Economy) on Monday to shut down an account held by the bank with a hardcore anti-Zionist organization targeting Israel with a boycott.

20th September 2016 - The Huffington Post

Greens Should Follow Germany’s Lead And Reject Israel Boycotts

Benjamin Weinthal, Sheryl Saperia

While Iran's regime continues to expand its nuclear facilities and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's war has caused a half million deaths, the Green parties in North America are bizarrely preoccupied with boycotting the Jewish state.

12th September 2016 - The Jewish Chronicle

German teachers’ union shreds pro-BDS article

Benjamin Weinthal

A branch of the German teachers’ union has pulped copies of its September magazine because it included an article advocating a boycott of Israel.

6th September 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Authority ‘probably’ pays terrorist families, admits German gov’t

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's Foreign Ministry told the head of the German- Israel parliamentary group that the Palestinian Authority likely uses funds to pay terrorists and their family members, according to a September 1 letter.

31st August 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German gov’t: No normalized relations with Iran regime until it recognizes Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's normalization of relations with Iran are tied to Tehran’s recognition of Israel, according to a letter released on Tuesday.

27th August 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

In Germany, Israelis help to launch anti-BDS group

Benjamin Weinthal

Israelis along with Germans launched the Action Forum group, which included a protest against BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) activists targeting Jewish state products in front of a Berlin department store on Thursday.

26th August 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

German MP: Hamas’ Theft of Millions From Gaza Charity “Massively Damages” Trust in Aid Work

Benjamin Weinthal

A leading parliamentarian from Germany’s opposition party said that Hamas’ theft of millions of dollars from a Christian charity operating in the Gaza Strip has eroded the trust necessary for foreign donors to finance aid projects in the Palestinian territory, Benjamin Weinthal reported...

24th August 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Merkel party politician: Green Party minister ignored anti-Semitism at university

Benjamin Weinthal

A leading state politician from the Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, slammed a Green Party minister in the state of Lower Saxony for failing to rope in an allegedly anti-Semitic seminar at HAWK University.

21st August 2016 - Quoted by Vijeta Uniyal - Legal Insurrection

READ: German university student council resolution declaring BDS anti-Semitic

Benjamin Weinthal

Students at Germany’s leading academic institution, the University of Leipzig, have passed a resolution rejecting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and calling it anti-Semitic.

20th August 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German University students declare BDS anti-Semitic

Benjamin Weinthal

Students at one of the world’s oldest universities – Leipzig University in the German state of Saxony – passed a resolution this month opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement because it is anti-Semitic.

5th August 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German university cancels seminar that teaches Israel harvests Palestinian organs

Benjamin Weinthal

The German university HAWK announced on Friday that it will stop teaching a seminar on Palestinian youths, in which Israel was accused of harvesting the organs of Palestinians and termed an apartheid state.

2nd August 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: The rise of German academic BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

A German university seminar designed to teach that Israel harvests Palestinians’ organs ignited a new debate about anti-Semitism this week. There is, however, a kind of poverty to the discussion.

1st August 2016 - Fox News

Your World with Neil Cavuto

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council, Jim Woolsey, discusses Europe's growing refugee problem.

24th July 2016 - i24 News

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Benjamin Weinthal

FDD senior fellow Benjamin Weinthal discusses an attack in Germany by a Syrian refugee.

19th July 2016 - The Long War Journal

Teenager who terrorized German train appears in Islamic State video

Thomas Joscelyn

Amaq News Agency, a propaganda arm of the Islamic State, released a short video featuring a teenager identified as “Muhammad Riyad.” According to Amaq, Riyad was responsible for yesterday’s attack on a train in the German city of Würzburg.

14th July 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German government agency involved in violation of Iran sanctions

Benjamin Weinthal

A German government quality control agency and a private certification agency that works with it both violated EU sanctions and the federal agency’s policy by providing certificates to Iranian banks, constructions companies and energy firms, a joint investigation by The Jerusalem Post and...

12th July 2016 - Quoted by Vijeta Uniyal - Legal Insurrection

Iran Tries to Get Nuclear Technology from Germany, says German Intelligence Report

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran has been making repeated attempts to acquire nuclear-, chemical- and biological weapons technology from Germany, reveals the annual domestic intelligence report published by the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) last week. According to the report, last year Iran made 141...

11th July 2016 - Fox News

Iran sought chemical and biological weapons in 2015, says German intel

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran aggressively pursued biological and chemical weapons technology even as it negotiated an international deal to drop its nuclear program, according to a German intelligence report that followed a similar finding the Islamic Republic sought nuclear materials.


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