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20th October 2015 - Center for Security Policy

Secure Freedom Radio

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD research fellow Benjamin Weinthal comments on Europe's perspective on migration and Iran deal.

19th October 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Why the German Foreign Minister’s Iran Trip Flopped

Benjamin Weinthal

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s trip to Iran on Saturday turned the clock back to the Federal Republic’s pre-sanctions pro-Iran policies by showing an indifferent posture to growing Iranian jingoism, domestic repression and anti-Israel rhetoric.

8th October 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Report Card on 50 Years of German-Israel Relations

Benjamin Weinthal

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s cancellation of Thursday’s sixth joint cabinet consultation between Israel and Germany because of the domestic security situation comes at the end phase of the celebratory period marking 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

15th September 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

German Bank Closes Account of Pro-Iran, Pro-Hezbollah Supporters

Benjamin Weinthal

The German Commerzank has shut down the account of the al-Quds day demonstration—an annual march in German cities calling for the destruction of Israel—according to the bank’s spokesman.

10th September 2015 - FOXNews.com

Merkel’s Red Carpet for Refugees Decried by Some Germans as Cultural Suicide

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's plan to take in 800,000 Middle East refugees per year is being hailed as humanitarian around the world, but uneasy critics inside the European power fear the huge influx could not only skew the nation’s demographics in a hurry, but could also include terrorists hiding among the...

24th June 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Study by German Commission: Schoolbooks Biased Against Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

German schoolbooks present a one-sided view of Israel as an aggressive, warlike country while ignoring that the Jewish state is the only functioning democracy in the Middle East, according to a new study by a joint Israeli-German commission reported on Monday by the daily Tagesspiegel paper....

12th May 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Why Does Germany’s Young Generation Hold Negative Views of Israel?

Benjamin Weinthal

The peerless Middle East historian Bernard Lewis wrote nearly 30 years ago in his groundbreaking book Semites and Anti-Semites that German guilt after the Holocaust contributed to the positive response to the founding of Israel. However, he warned presciently that “such feelings are a...

15th April 2015 - The National Interest

Defrosted: Will German Firms Plunge Head First Into Iran?

Benjamin Weinthal

With a framework in place for addressing the Iran nuclear issue, Germany, a member of the P5+1 powers negotiating with Tehran, stands to reap an economic windfall.

8th March 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Are Booming German-Iran Business Relations Hurting Israel?

Benjamin Weinthal

Fresh trade data show Germany’s industry secured a windfall in revenue due to the easing of Iran sanctions.

20th February 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

German Jews Hide Jewish Magazine for Fear of anti-Semitic Attacks

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's largest Jewish community in the capital city removed its logo on envelopes containing its monthly magazine to protect members from anti-Semitic attacks.

16th February 2015 - FoxNews.com

FBI Had Spy in Bedroom of German Rapper Turned ISIS Poster Boy, Says Report

Benjamin Weinthal

The German rapper who became a grisly poster boy for ISIS fell for the oldest trick in the book, according to a report that said the woman "Deso Dogg" thought was his wife was an FBI spy.

11th February 2015 - Fox News

On the Record with Greta van Susteren

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD Research Fellow Benjamin Weinthal on German rapper Denis Cuspert and his connection to the Islamic State.

10th February 2015 - Fox News

The Butcher/Rapper of ISIS: German Jihadist Became Terrorists’ Poster Boy

Benjamin Weinthal

A German rapper who eluded stardom has achieved twisted infamy with ISIS, appearing on videos gleefully hoisting a severed head and exhorting other radical Muslims to leave the Fatherland and join him on the killing fields of Syria and Iraq.

22nd January 2015 - Sun News Network

Straight Talk

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD Research Fellow Benjamin Weinthal discusses the resignation of a German leader after pictures of him posed as Adolf Hitler were leaked.

13th November 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

German-Arab Trade Group Under Fire for Boycott of Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

Volker Beck, a senior Green Party deputy in the Bundestag, called for an inquiry into the practices of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry because they enable the boycott of Israel.

13th October 2014 - The Long War Journal

Germany’s Islamic State problem

Benjamin Weinthal

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government faces daunting challenges due to the growth of the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Many of these challenges have arisen from Germany's own problematic counterterrorism policies.

25th September 2014 - Foreign Policy

Germany’s Jewish Problem

Benjamin Weinthal

With anti-Semitism on the march, Germany's politicians and opinion makers are grappling with what went wrong with the country's seven-decade-long struggle to come to terms with its past, or as they call it, Vergangenheitsbewältigung.

11th September 2014 - Interviewed by Tamara Zieve - The Jerusalem Post

PODCAST: Benjamin Weinthal discusses dominant views in Germany towards Israel.

Benjamin Weinthal

Jerusalem Reporter sheds light on the implications of the uptick of violence in east Jerusalem; Berlin correspondent Benjamin Weinthal discusses dominant views in Germany towards Israel.

9th September 2014 - Cited by The Tower

Germany, Czech Republic Seek to Conduct “Business as Usual” with Iran

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

On Sunday, Benjamin Weinthal documented the expansion of business ties between Iran, Germany and the Czech Republic, which have been undermining the leverage that sanctions initially provided in the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with the Islamic republic.

5th August 2014 - Cited by Mark Steyn - Steyn Online

Long Shadows

Benjamin Weinthal

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany, a long day of somber observances starting at dawn way out in Wellington, New Zealand.

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