Analysis & Commentary

14th August 2017 - Quoted by Aaron Magid - Jewish Insider

Can the Trump Admin Prevent Another Gaza War?

Grant Rumley

Within a span of six years, Israel and Hamas have fought three bloody resulting in thousands of casualties. Gaza remains one of the most sensitive and explosive areas dividing Israelis and Palestinians. A senior Israeli military official noted in April that the severe electricity crisis...

9th August 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Palestinian Authority Detains West Bank Journalists Connected to Hamas

Grant Rumley

The Palestinian Authority arrested five journalists on Tuesday evening and charged them with leaking sensitive information to enemies.

2nd August 2017 - RealClearDefense

Hamas to Remain on the EU Terror List

Toby Dershowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on July 26 rejected the assessment of its advocate general who had concluded in September that the right paperwork was not filed in the evidence that kept Hamas on Europe’s terrorism list between 2010 and 2014.

27th July 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

How the Use of Human Shields Violates International Law

Tyler Stapleton

Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic State, and other terrorist groups have a demonstrated propensity to use human shields to protect the infrastructure they use to stage attacks. They direct men, women, and children to place themselves on roofs and next to rocket launch sites to deter retaliatory...

25th July 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Hamas Member Convicted In Austria For Planned Attacks In Jerusalem

Benjamin Weinthal

The convicted man used phone messages to encourage Palestinians to toss grenades at gatherings of people in Jerusalem.

19th July 2017 - Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Service

A tale of two Palestinian worlds

Grant Rumley

For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state—the disputed territories and the Gaza Strip—have been ruled by competing factions, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Hamas terror group. While many in the international community continue to...

10th July 2017 - Quoted by CAMERA

Hamas: We ‘Salute and Support’ BDS

Jonathan Schanzer

The boycott, divestment and sanctions effort (BDS) that seeks to delegitimize Israel received an endorsement from Hamas on July 5, 2017. Hamas, the U.S.-designated terror group that rules the Gaza Strip, tweeted: “We salute and support the influential BDS movement.”

28th June 2017 - Quoted by Steven Emerson - The Algemeiner

Terror-Tied Qatari Think Tank Has Anti-Israel, Pro-BDS Stance

Jonathan Schanzer

Earlier this month, major Arab nations — led by Saudi Arabia — severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the country of financing and sheltering terrorists and maintaining cordial relations with Iran. Yet Doha’s pro-terror policies have not just made the Middle East more unstable;...

13th June 2017 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Squeezed Between Gaza Electricity Crisis and Qatar Showdown, Hamas Said to Be Facing ‘Perilous Time’

Jonathan Schanzer

As it simultaneously confronts a domestic crisis in Gaza and an international one over Qatar, Hamas is living in “a perilous time,” a leading expert on the Palestinian Islamist terrorist organization told The Algemeiner on Tuesday.

13th June 2017 - Quoted by Ben Flanagan - Arab News

Al Jazeera bias under spotlight amid GCC rift

David Andrew Weinberg

The key allegations made against Qatar in the Gulf diplomatic spat — that it supports terrorist and extremist groups, and has helped stoke regional tension — are identical to the main criticisms leveled against state-funded broadcaster Al Jazeera over its 21-year history.

12th June 2017 - Quoted by Raf Sanchez - The Telegraph

Israel cuts Gaza electricity after PA president says he will no longer pay the bill for Hamas

Grant Rumley

The 82-year-old Palestinian president may also be eager to show Donald Trump that he is the dominant figure in Palestinian politics and strong enough to negotiate a peace deal with Israel and be a partner to the US.

6th June 2017 - Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Arab countries are turning on Qatar. What does it mean for Israel?

Jonathan Schanzer

Five Arab nations cut ties with Qatar on Monday, escalating a long-simmering competition for preeminence in the region into actions that could set the stage for war.

6th June 2017 - Quoted by Kimberly Dozier - The Daily Beast

Qatar Ambassador to Trump: What’s With the Hate Tweets?

Jonathan Schanzer

Qatar’s brand new ambassador to Washington was already bewildered, along with much of the rest of his country, at dramatic moves by several Arab nations in the past 48 hours to cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf nation. The hate tweets by Donald Trump only made things worse....

4th June 2017 - Quoted by Seth J. Frantzman - The Jerusalem Post

Qatar Pressured to Expel Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

Reports emerged in the Arab press on Sunday that Qatar would expel Hamas officials based in its capital, Doha.

29th May 2017 - Quoted by Al Arabiya

Analysts raise fears of US base’s proximity to Hamas in Qatar

Kate Havard, Jonathan Schanzer

More than a week before Qatari Emir Tamim Al Thani’s controversial comments came to light, American analysts published an opinion piece in Newsweek magazine raising fears of American presence so close to the Islamist Hamas group in Doha.

11th May 2017 - Newsweek

By Hosting Hamas, Qatar is Whitewashing Terror

Jonathan Schanzer, Kate Havard

After getting booted from their first two hotels in Qatar over concerns of violating U.S. terror finance sanctions laws, Hamas leaders held a press conference last week at the Sheraton Grand Doha hotel to announce the release of a new political document.

10th May 2017 - The Washington Times

Fooling many of the people, much of the time

Clifford D. May

“Hamas Drops Call for Israel’s Destruction,” headlined The Wall Street Journal last week. The New York Times told its readers: “Hamas Moderates Talk on Israel.” And The Guardian (UK) concluded that Hamas had produced a document likely to “ease peace process.”

7th May 2017 - Quoted by Thomas Seibert - The Arab Weekly

A reset in US-Turkish relations proving elusive

Aykan Erdemir

A new start in US-Turkish relations under US Presi­dent Donald Trump is proving elusive as the two countries clash over Syria and as Ankara’s relations with the Muslim Brotherhood and Ha­mas continue to irk Washington.

3rd May 2017 - World Politics Review

Can Abbas Use His White House Visit to Preserve His Power and Undercut Hamas?

Grant Rumley

On Barack Obama’s first day in office as U.S. president in 2009, he called Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank to discuss the war being waged at the time in Gaza between Hamas and Israel. The call came just two years after a devastating Palestinian civil war in which...

3rd May 2017 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Middle East Experts Pour Cold Water on Hamas Effort to Market New ‘Moderate’ Image to World

Jonathan Schanzer

Despite its current effort to market itself to the world as a “moderate” force, the Hamas terrorist organization’s goal remains the annihilation of Israel, a trio of experts have told The Algemeiner.


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