Analysis & Commentary


5th December 2017 - Quoted by CAMERA

The Hill Omits Turkey’s Support for Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

A Hill dispatch about Turkey threatening to cut ties with Israel, omitted key information about Ankara’s support for Hamas, a U.S.-designated terror group committed to the Jewish state’s destruction ("Turkey: Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital Would Be 'Red Line' for Muslims," Dec....

30th November 2017 - Quoted by Adam Abrams - Jewish News Service

Gaza power transfer and Hamas threat to relocate weapons are both hollow, experts say

Grant Rumley

As Hamas’s decade-long rule of the Gaza Strip nears its presumed end, the Palestinian terror group has defied calls to disarm and has vowed to move its battle against Israel to Judea and Samaria. But experts say that Gaza’s impending power transfer as well as Hamas’s threat are both...

30th November 2017 - Quoted by Adam Abrams - Jewish News Service

‘Zero probability’ Hamas will disarm amid Palestinian unity efforts

Grant Rumley

As Hamas’s decade-long rule of the Gaza Strip nears its presumed end, the Palestinian terror group has defied calls to disarm and has vowed to move its battle against Israel to Judea and Samaria. But experts say that Gaza’s impending power transfer as well as Hamas’s threat are both...

26th November 2017 - Quoted by Stephen Frank - California Political Review

Berkeley Professor Apologizes for Sharing Pictures Depicting Orthodox Jews as Murderous

Jonathan Schanzer

How are your California tax dollars being spent? At Cal Berkeley you are paying for a professor than compares Israel to North Korea. This is a Jew hating bigot—and you finance his views. Oh, and he is a supporter of Palestinian terrorists.

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Armin Rose - Tablet Magazine

Bipartisan Congressional Letter Questions Nikki Haley’s Stance on Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

No member of Donald Trump’s presidential administration is more beloved among supporters of Israel than United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley. But thanks to the vicissitudes of Middle Eastern politics and a possible split within Trump’s White House, Haley has now been publicly criticized...

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Agence France Presse

Palestinian factions start reconciliation talks in Cairo

Grant Rumley

Leading Palestinian political factions began talks in Cairo on Tuesday aimed at pushing ahead with reconciliation efforts, including discussing the formation of a unity government.

15th November 2017 - Quoted by Rachel Frommer - The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Students for Justice in Palestine Threatens Free Speech on Campus

Jonathan Schanzer

The anti-Israel national campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a terror-affiliated, anti-free speech organization endangering American campuses, according to a new report from a Jerusalem research institute.

10th November 2017 - Quoted by The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council

Noted and Quoted - November 2017

Grant Rumley

It was so near and yet so far on ABC TV News24 "The World" (Oct. 12) with Lancaster University academic Simon Mabon discussing the latest deal signed between Hamas, which rules Gaza, and Fatah, which runs the Palestinian Authority (PA).

5th November 2017 - Quoted by Elisheva Goldberg - Haaretz

Young Palestinians Skeptical That Hamas-PA Unity Will Help Them Escape Gaza

Grant Rumley

Leaving the enclave via Egypt is a labyrinthine struggle, but young Palestinians maintain hope that the reconciliation deal will help them on their way to Western universities, vacation spots and further afield

2nd November 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Grant Rumley

FDD's Grant Rumley discusses recent developments with Hamas on The John Batchelor Show.

30th October 2017 - Quoted by CAMERA

Where’s the Coverage? Hamas Visits Iran

Grant Rumley

Top leaders from Hamas, the U.S.-designated terror group that rules the Gaza Strip, visited the Islamic Republic of Iran, in late October 2017. Hamas is currently engaged in reconciliation talks with its rival Fatah, which dominates the U.S. and E.U.-supported Palestinian Authority (PA)....

16th October 2017 - Foreign Policy

Can Anyone End the Palestinian Civil War?

Grant Rumley

A new agreement aims to mend the rift between Fatah and Hamas — but the wounds may run too deep.

13th October 2017 - Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

The U.S. Sees an Opportunity in the Palestinian Reconciliation

Jonathan Schanzer

Usually the U.S. and Israel are on the same page when it comes to reconciling the two rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah. Until Hamas renounces terror and disarms, both Washington and Jerusalem have opposed its integration into the Palestinian Authority.

27th September 2017 - Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Service

‘Bad blood’ hovers over latest attempt at Palestinian reconciliation

Grant Rumley

With other major issues in the Middle East such as the Iran nuclear deal taking center stage in recent weeks, two rival Palestinian factions—the terror group Hamas and the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority (PA)—quietly announced a reconciliation deal and their decision to form a...

24th September 2017 - Quoted by Arab Weekly

Palestinian unity government remains unlikely

Grant Rumley

Conciliatory moves an­nounced by the Palestin­ian movement Hamas to­wards its rival Fatah will not be enough to bring an end to the differences between the two sides, let alone form a unity government, observers noted.

18th September 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

As Trump Expresses Hope for Peace, PA Considers Unity Agreement with Hamas

Grant Rumley

In his meeting Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump expressed hope that his administration could achieve “peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” even as the Palestinian Authority considers making another unity deal with terrorist group Hamas....

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

Outrage Over Hamas Fuels Opposition to Planned Meetings Between Qatari Leaders & US Jewish Groups

Jonathan Schanzer

Opposition is mounting within the US Jewish community to a series of planned meetings over the coming week between American Jewish leaders and senior Qatari representatives reported to include the Gulf state’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and other members of the ruling family....

7th September 2017 - Quote by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Despite Unwavering Support for Hamas, Qatar Seeking Improved Ties With ‘Jewish Community Worldwide’

Jonathan Schanzer

The Gulf state of Qatar — long-shunned by the pro-Israel community in the US for its overt financial and political backing of the Palestinian terrorist group, Hamas — has announced a new public relations initiative to win hearts and minds among Jews in the US and abroad.

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.

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