Analysis & Commentary

26th February 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Dershowitz Calls on Banks to Close Accounts that Boycott Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

Financial institutions in the US and Spain are under fire for providing accounts to the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, which promotes a boycott of Israel and defends Iran’s nuclear program.

18th February 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German Party Condemns BDS, Compares Movement to Pre-WWII Antisemitism

Benjamin Weinthal

CDU, the opposition party in Hamburg, denounced the BDS movement as antisemitic and called for the senate to act against it, responding to the appointment of pro-BDS professor to the university.

18th February 2017 - Quoted by Nicolas Revise, Jonah Mandel - Agence France-Presse

Washington encourages Israel-Arab alliance against Iran

Jonathan Schanzer

With a new leader in the White House bent on disrupting the status quo, could it also be time for a fresh approach to Middle East peace?

16th February 2017 - Quoted by Herb Keinon - The Jerusalem Post

Changing the Conversation

Jonathan Schanzer

President Donald Trump took his long-running battle against political correctness to his White House press conference with visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

16th February 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

Standing With Israel on the Golan Heights

Jonathan Schanzer, Mark Dubowitz

Benjamin Netanyahu has achieved his primary objective of resetting ties with the U.S. after eight years of tensions. True, the Israeli prime minister and Donald Trump still need to bridge the gap on issues such as Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy and West Bank settlements.

16th February 2017 - i24

The Rundown

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the meeting between Nentanyahu and Trump.

16th February 2017 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on the bilateral meeting between Netanyahu and Trump, and it's implications for US foreign policy in the region.

16th February 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses Israel seeking sovereignty for the Golan Heights, and the Muslim Brotherhood.

16th February 2017 - Quoted by Barney Breen-Portnoy - Algemeiner

Trump’s Promise to Israel on Iran Could Indicate Shift in US Policy

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The Trump administration’s promise to Israel this week that Iran will not be allowed to get “nuclear weapons capability” could indicate a US policy shift vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic, two Middle East experts assessed on Thursday.

15th February 2017 - Quoted by Sean Savage -

Trump tells Netanyahu to ‘hold back’ on settlements, vague on two-state solution

Jonathan Schanzer

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held their first joint press conference Wednesday at the White House, ahead of a private meeting that was expected to herald warmer ties between the Israeli and American administrations.

15th February 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Anti-Israel BDS Motions Stopped at UK/Northern Ireland Universities

Benjamin Weinthal

The City University pro- BDS motion was blocked because of an apparent violation of anti-discrimination laws.

15th February 2017 - Fox Business

Making Money with Charles Payne

Oren Kessler

FDD's deputy director of research Oren Kessler participates in a panel discussion on Netanyahu's first meeting with Trump and its implications on US-Israel relations.

15th February 2017 - CBN News


Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses developments in US-Israel relations in the new administration.

14th February 2017 - Quoted by Fred Lucas - The Daily Signal

Trump, Netanyahu to Reset US-Israeli Relations After Strained 8 Years

Jonathan Schanzer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House on Wednesday will mark a chance for the United States and Israel to renew a relationship that had turned tumultuous in the eight years under President Barack Obama’s administration, experts say.

13th February 2017 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

White House Puts Palestinians, United Nations in Crosshairs

Jonathan Schanzer

The White House is sending a strong signal that it will no longer tolerate Palestinian intransigence at the United Nations or the international body’s long record of anti-Israel action, according to White House officials and sources in Congress who told the Washington Free Beacon that the...

13th February 2017 - Quoted by Guy Taylor - Washington Times

In Netanyahu visit, Trump will show a welcome Israel policy shift from Obama

Jonathan Schanzer

Perhaps no event better illustrates the foreign policy shift in Washington than the reception Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will get when he arrives Wednesday for his first U.S. visit since the election of Donald Trump.

13th February 2017 - Quoted by Nicolas Revise - Agence France-Presse

Even under Trump, US in no hurry to move Israel embassy

Jonathan Schanzer

It might have sounded the death knell for an already moribund Middle East peace process, but Donald Trump seems to have delayed plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

8th February 2017 - Quoted by Raymond Tanter, Edward Stafford - The Algemeiner

Washington Finally Serious About Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as Terrorists

On Friday, the US Treasury Department announced sanctions on a host of Iranian companies and individuals. It is a welcome development, which hopefully sends a signal to Tehran to rein in its global terror support, ballistic missile testing and oppression of its people.

7th February 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Israel Prepares for Possible Hezbollah Naval Commando Attack

The Israel Defense Forces is preparing for a possible Hezbollah incursion using marines and other naval commandos in the country’s north, Ynet reported Monday.

6th February 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Anti-Israel German Politician Compares Jewish Facebook Head with Nazi

Benjamin Weinthal

The deputy head of Germany’s Social Democratic Party equated the Jewish Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg with a neo-Nazi terrorist on Sunday for her attendance at a Trump administration hi-tech meeting.


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