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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.

22nd June 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Are Germany And Austria Undercutting The Potency Of Iran Sanctions?

Benjamin Weinthal

Austrian and Jewish NGOs sounded serious warnings in June about Germany and Austria’s apparent retreat from the Western sanctions regime.

6th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS Touts French, German, and Libyan Suicide Bombers in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham, a former al Qaeda affiliate that operates in Iraq and Syria, praised French, German, and Libyan suicide bombers in the latest release of...

18th May 2014 - Fox News

Persecuted Christians Flee Iran, Find Hope And Homes In Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

Iranian-born Muslims who converted to Christianity are breathing new spiritual life into communities across Germany...

14th April 2014 - Foreign Policy

No Charity

Benjamin Weinthal

On April 8, German police officers raided the offices of the innocuously named Lebanon Orphan Children Project (Waisenkinderprojekt Libanon e.V.) across six...

18th March 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Exposing the Iran Farce

Mark Dubowitz

The Geneva talks between the P5+1 group of countries — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany – and Iran are already heading downhill...

3rd March 2014 - National Review Online

College Campus Gives Iran Nuke Thug Hero’s Welcome

Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, did not take questions from the international press while in Vienna last month for nuclear talks.

26th February 2014 - Fox News

German Paper Ripped for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Caricature of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Benjamin Weinthal

A caricature of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in Germany’s largest broadsheet newspaper shows anti-Semitism reminiscent of the Nazi propaganda, say critics.

24th February 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Tough Times Inside the German-Israel Marriage

Benjamin Weinthal

Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel on Monday with her full cabinet as part of the German-Israel government consultation meetings. Her second term...

3rd February 2014 - Foreign Policy

Germany, Inc. Heads to Tehran

Benjamin Weinthal

As the world's most powerful countries loosen the sanctions regime on Iran, European companies are looking to turn a profit from the international détente.

19th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

The German Jihadists’ Colony in Syria

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's Syria policy is one of the most paradoxical within the European Union. In contrast to her French and British counterparts, Chancellor Angela Merkel...

28th November 2013 - National Review Online

After Geneva

Clifford D. May

To be fair, the document signed in Geneva is not meant to neutralize the threat posed by those who rule Iran. It is meant only to be a “confidence building” measure...

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