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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...

14th March 2013 - The Long War Journal

Benghazi Suspect Fled to Pakistan, Recently Detained in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

A suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi has been detained in Libya, according to multiple press outlets. CNN reports that, according to one source, Faraj...

26th February 2013 - NPR

All Things Considered

A new round of international talks on Iran's nuclear program is under way in Kazakhstan, where the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany are asking Iran to give up any thought of building a nuclear...

15th February 2013 - The National Interest

Why Doesn’t Europe Think Hezbollah Is a Terror Group?

Benjamin Weinthal

The rift over counterterrorism strategy between the United States and its trans-Atlantic partners will likely be on display next week in Brussels, where European foreign ministers are slated to discuss the Bulgarian...

11th February 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

German Green Party Head High-Fives Iran’s Envoy

Benjamin Weinthal

Claudia Roth, chairwoman of the large Green Party in Germany, is facing a storm of criticism from media outlets, Iranian dissidents and pro-Israel advocates because she greeted Iran’s ambassador to Germany...

7th February 2013 - Haaretz

For Iran, the Holocaust is Just Another Tragedy - If It Ever Happened

Iran apologists contend that the Iranian regime behaves rationally and is therefore a fitting partner for nuclear negotiations. But there is nothing rational in Tehran's constant embrace of virulent anti-Semitism and outright Holocaust denial.

6th February 2013 - Foreign Policy

Europe’s Hezbollah Problem

Benjamin Weinthal

Since the Lebanese political movement Hezbollah's inception in 1982, the group's relations with the European Union have been characterized by a fragmented policy filled with complex diplomatic maneuvers.

5th February 2013 - New York Daily News

Iran’s Nuclear Lies

P.T. Barnum is widely attributed for having made the observation that “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

25th January 2013 - World Affairs Journal

Dark Past Haunts Czech Election

It’s not often that a 70-year-old political dispute plays a role in a contemporary political campaign. But that’s precisely what is happening in the race for president of the Czech Republic—the first time the...

22nd January 2013 - Tablet

Germany’s Top Anti-Semite?

A list of the world’s top 10 anti-Semites would no doubt include Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan.

11th January 2013 - National Review Online

Der Spiegel’s America Problem

Benjamin Weinthal

It has been a rough several weeks for Der Spiegel magazine — one of Germany’s most respected news outlets. First, the online Spiegel website published a premature obituary of George H. W. Bush...

30th December 2012 - The Weekly Standard

German Spiegel Magazine Declares George H.W. Bush Dead

Benjamin Weinthal

The German magazine Der Spiegel’s online edition today posted an obituary for George H.W. Bush. It was titled “The Better Bush.” Here is a screenshot of the obituary headline and text:

20th December 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

Jews in the Judean Desert?

Clifford D. May

More than 40,000 people have been slaughtered in Syria and the death toll rises daily. The European Union does not appear to be particularly concerned. North Korea’s rulers have launched a three-stage rocket...

20th December 2012 - American Institute for Contemporary German Studies - Johns Hopkins University

Germany’s Circumcision Debate: A Personal Reflection

I never imagined that my existence as a Jew in Germany would be challenged by an advertisement in the Berlin U-Bahn. But there it was, staring at me on the U2 line on my way home one afternoon, a...

8th December 2012 - The Commentator

Palestine’s Strangely Stubborn State of Mind

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The UN vote upgrading the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to a non-member state with observer status has done nothing to move the cause of Palestinian statehood forward. Instead, it repeats the...

5th December 2012 - The Weekly Standard

An Unholy Alliance

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Germany appeared over the past several months to have finally fallen in line behind European Union efforts to stiffen economic sanctions against Iran. But in late October a group of German parliamentarians dealt a blow...

30th November 2012 - Foreign Policy

How Israel Lost Europe

Jonathan Schanzer, Benjamin Weinthal

There was never much doubt that the U.N. General Assembly would overwhelmingly vote to upgrade the Palestinian Authority to the status of nonmember state on Nov. 29.

15th November 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

Oliver Stone’s Party Line

Clifford D. May

In the 1930s, quite a few people failed to recognize the threat posed by Nazi ideology. In their eyes, Hitler was simply restoring Germany’s wounded pride and rebuilding an economy battered by World...

6th November 2012 - New York Daily News

If Only France and Germany Were in the Electoral College

As they vote for President, Americans are not thinking that much about the world. But the world is certainly thinking about them. Nervous Europeans, Africans, Asians, Latin Americans — people everywhere...

4th November 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: German-Iranian Trade Booming

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany’s exports to Iran have totaled over 25 billion euros since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took office in 2005. Last week’s visit by three German deputies to Iran, which included a meeting...

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