Analysis & Commentary

10th August 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German Green Party Probes Iran’s Activity Against Israel And Dissidents

Benjamin Weinthal

The expansion of Iranian regime institutions in Germany has prompted the opening of an inquiry by the Green Party in the Bundestag on Friday to assess Tehran’s anti-Israel and espionage activities.

8th August 2017 - Quoted by CAMERA

Can The Washington Post ‘Google’ Anti-Jewish Incitement?

Clifford D. May

A July 27, 2017 Washington Post report minimizes both Palestinian anti-Jewish violence and the Jewish people's connection to their ancestral homeland, Israel (“New clashes erupt at holy site in Jerusalem”).

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

Trump Defends McMaster, Calls Him ‘Pro-Israel’ After Far-Right Attacks

Mark Dubowitz

In an unusual statement, President Donald Trump called his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, “very pro-Israel,” an apparent bid to end a barrage of attacks from the far right that has depicted McMaster as hostile to Israel.

5th August 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German Court Dismisses Soldier For Denying Israel’s Existence

Benjamin Weinthal

The soldier of Afghan origin voiced his support for Hamas and Fatah.

3rd August 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

Russian Troops Deploy Near Syria-Israel Border

Alexandra N. Gutowski

In late July, Russia deployed four military police battalions to monitor a pair of safe zones in Syria, including a southwestern zone negotiated with the United States. The 5,500-km2 zone, roughly the size of Delaware, shares lengthy borders with both the Golan Heights and Jordan.

28th July 2017 - Syndicated

Buck Sexton with America Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD senior vice president Jonathan Schanzer talks about the recent violence surrounding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the Iranian missile launch on Buck Sexton with America Now.

26th July 2017 - The Jewish Journal

The Mahmoud Abbas exchange, part 2: On peace agreements with Arab autocrats

Grant Rumley

The following exchange will focus on Tibon and Rumley’s new book The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas (Prometheus Books, 2017).

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.

25th July 2017 - Quoted by Seth J. Frantzman - The Jerusalem Post

Did Netanyahu Forget Secret Regional Allies During The Temple Mount Crisis?

Jonathan Schanzer

In recent years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has heralded Israel’s growing ties with Arab countries in the region.

25th July 2017 - Quoted by Aaron Magid - Jewish Insider

Temple Mount crisis hinders Trump’s peace efforts

Grant Rumley

Last week Israelis and Palestinians experienced the most deadly day of the conflict this year with three Israelis brutally stabbed in Halamish and three Palestinians killed while protesting new security measures on the Temple Mount.

20th July 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Hezbollah has ‘about 7,000 fighters’ in Syria, US says

Thomas Joscelyn

A newly released report by the State Department underscores the degree to which Iran and its terrorist proxies have expanded their footprint in Syria during the war.

20th July 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Exclusive: Israel Set To Deny Entry To Radical BDS Activists

Benjamin Weinthal

The border authorities will block entry to the famous, significant, and otherwise radical BDS activists.

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...

19th July 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Fmr. Israeli Security Chief: Iranian Land Corridor, Bases in Syria Biggest Threats to Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

Iran’s efforts to build a “direct corridor” from Baghdad to the Mediterranean Sea and further entrench itself militarily in Syria are two of Israel’s most pressing concerns, Israel’s former national security adviser said Monday.

18th July 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Berlin Suspends Submarine Deal With Israel Amid Corruption Probe

Benjamin Weinthal

The news comes shortly after several senior officials and key suspects in the case were detained and placed under house arrest.

17th July 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

French President Macron: “I Share Israeli Concerns on the Arming of Hezbollah in Lebanon”

Jonathan Schanzer

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday denounced the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah’s ongoing military buildup in Lebanon.

11th July 2017 - Sirius XM

The Morning Briefing

Clifford D. May

Foundation for Defense of Democracies founder and president Clifford May speaks with Tim Farley about the probability of a new war between Hezbollah and Israel in the near future.

10th July 2017 - Quoted by Aaron Magid - Jewish Journal

Trump admin hits roadblocks for Israeli-Palestinian talks

Grant Rumley

After months of intensive US efforts, Tillerson’s statements suggested that the Palestinians had backtracked on a longstanding policy, handing the Trump administration its first victory on the peace process front.

7th July 2017 - Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Here’s Why Israel And India’s Leaders Couldn’t Get Enough Of Each Other

Clifford D. May

The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel — culminating this week in Modi’s historic Israel visit — played out like a young adult summer novel.

7th July 2017 - Mentioned by Tara Kartha - FirstPost

India to get armed UAVs from Israel

Away from the media hype that surrounded the first ever visit of an Indian prime minister to Israel, is the news of another "first". The delivery of Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from a country that can justly claim to have revolutionised the use of such platforms in battle.


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