Analysis & Commentary

31st July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Step Up Operations in the North, ISAF Buries Head in Sand

Bill Roggio

Last September, President Barack Obama claimed that the US-led military effort had "broken the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan, and begun...

2nd July 2013 - Quoted by Maytaal Angel and Jonathan Saul, Reuters

Iran Importing Missile-Grade Ore From Germany, France

Mark Dubowitz

Exploiting a loophole in Western sanctions, Iran is importing a high grade of refined alumina ore from several European countries including Germany and France...

26th June 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Germany Permits Hezbollah ‘Suicide Bomber’ Charity to Operate

Benjamin Weinthal

German authorities remained largely mum on Tuesday about the continued operation of a reportedly Hezbollah-controlled NGO in the state of Lower Saxony.

23rd June 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

German Mosque Groups Raising Funds for Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal

The head of Germany’s federal agency for domestic intelligence and the country’s Interior Ministry have recently presented a report showing Hezbollah’s use of German...

18th June 2013 - Foreign Policy

Is Obama a Berliner?

Benjamin Weinthal

Obama: Ist er ein Berliner? The German weekly Die Zeit posed this question a few days ahead of the U.S. president's visit to the city on Tuesday, June 18. The article...

9th June 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

German Report: Berlin a Hub of Hezbollah Activity

Benjamin Weinthal

Hezbollah has 950 members in Germany, including 250 in the capital, a reported released by Berlin’s domestic intelligence agency released last week showed.

5th June 2013 - Haaretz

Germany’s Gift to BDS: The Slippery Slope of Labeling Israeli Products

Benjamin Weinthal

The left-liberal German Green party finally forced the hand of the conservative Merkel administration to explicitly declare—what before had been an open secret...

4th June 2013 - National Review Online

Germany Awards Top Prize to Philosopher Who Belittled 9/11

Benjamin Weinthal

One of Germany’s top journalists, Henryk M. Broder, today returned the prestigious Ludwig-Börne literary prize in protest against the anti-American philosopher...

27th May 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Israel Key to Berlin Hezbollah Terror Label

Benjamin Weinthal

Israeli diplomats traveled recently to Berlin and presented court documents showing Hezbollah’s role in terrorism within the European Union. The meticulous documentation collected...

22nd May 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Germany Backs Blacklisting Hezbollah Military Wing

Benjamin Weinthal

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle decided Wednesday to support listing Hezbollah's military wing as a terrorist organization in the European Union, according to German diplomatic sources.

8th May 2013 - The Long War Journal

ISAF Launches Multiple Raids Against IMU as Fighting Season Heats Up

Patrick Megahan

Since the beginning of May, Afghan and Coalition forces have launched five operations targeting the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in the northern province of Baghlan.

18th April 2013 - Radio Farda

News Update

Emanuele Ottolenghi

A mysterious Iranian-run factory in Germany.

17th April 2013 - The Atlantic

In Europe, a Growing Case for Banning Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal

In the wake of several recent high-profile cases incriminating Hezbollah in Europe, there are growing cracks in the European Union's policy on the Lebanese terror group.

15th April 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

German Event with Iran Envoy ‘Legitimizes Evil’

Benjamin Weinthal

A German government ministry and an evangelical church academy provoked outrage in the US and Germany by inviting the Iranian ambassador – allegedly involved in the massacre of Kurds...

15th April 2013 - Quoted by Michael Birnbaum and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post

A Mysterious Iranian-Run Factory in Germany

Emanuele Ottolenghi

For years, mystery surrounded an Iranian-controlled factory tucked away in this town of 70,000 in Germany’s industrial west. The plant manufactured high-pressure gas tanks, but its managers...

7th April 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Intelligence Experts Challenge ‘Prisoner X’ Media

Benjamin Weinthal

Two leading experts in the field of Israeli intelligence — Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman — have strongly questioned the veracity of an article last month by German media outlet Der Spiegel, claiming that Ben Zygier...

5th April 2013 - CNN

The Lead

Now we have the Berlin Jewish Museum's latest exhibit "The Whole Truth: Everything you always wanted to know about Jews". That's right, in that land that so many Jews have such strong feelings about...

4th April 2013 - Tablet

Being the Jew in the Box

It’s not often that someone compares you to the Hottentot Venus, Tilda Swinton, and Adolf Eichmann, all in the same hour. But yesterday, depending on your point of view, I was all three. In the week since the Jewish Museum in Berlin...

4th April 2013 - Foreign Policy

The Jew in a Box

Benjamin Weinthal

It's safe to assume that the German organizers of an exhibit that centers around a Jew sitting in a Plexiglas box, answering questions from museum-goers, anticipated some controversy.

29th March 2013 - Fox News

Most of Europe Reluctant to Crack Down on Hezbollah Despite Growing Threat

Benjamin Weinthal

A House hearing on Hezbollah as a global terrorist threat coupled with Thursday’s prison sentence of a Hezbollah member — the first in a European court — brings...


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