Analysis & Commentary


10th October 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

BDS Morocco Attacks World-Renowned Israeli Singer in Tangier

Benjamin Weinthal

Vazana is active in humanitarian causes, including aid to Syrian refugees and organizing musical projects between Israeli and Palestinian musicians.“Music should connect people,” she said.

28th September 2017 - Quoted by Aaron Magid - Jewish Insider

After Trump’s third meeting with Netanyahu, experts perplexed with approach

Grant Rumley

Even back in 2004, when Donald Trump was the host of the reality television show The Apprentice, the real estate developer expressed supreme confidence in his ability to solve the decades long Israeli-Arab conflict. Trump told former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry that year:...

26th September 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Calls To End Iranian Center’s German City Contract Due To Israel Hate

Benjamin Weinthal

A leading politician from the city of Hamburg urged on Monday the cancellation of the city’s contract with an Iranian-regime controlled institution because it participates in the annual al-Quds Day rally in Berlin, which calls for the destruction of the Jewish state.

26th September 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Colorado Sanctions Danish Bank for BDS Activity Against Israel Companies

Benjamin Weinthal

“Israel and Colorado have always been strong partners," said Rep. Dan Nordberg.

24th September 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

What Does Today’s German Election Mean For Israel?

Benjamin Weinthal

An objective observer can fathom why German elections matter for Israel.

19th September 2017 - Quoted by Adam Abrams - JNS.org

IDF: Israel prepared to ‘neutralise’ Hezbollah with ‘overwhelming’ force in next war

Jonathan Schanzer

Despite the raging civil war to Israel’s north and east in Syria, the Jewish state’s northern border has remained precariously quiet over the last decade.

15th September 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD senior fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss Israel and Russia's communication about Iran.

15th September 2017 - Quoted by Julie Stahl - CBN News

Netanyahu: Israel Is ‘the Innovation Nation’

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Israeli hi-tech, Iran and Hezbollah topped the agenda of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic visit to Latin America.

11th September 2017 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Latin America Visit Is ‘Crowning Moment’ of Netanyahu Foreign Policy, But Iranian Threat Still Looms

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Benjamin Netanyahu’s arrival in Latin America for the historic first visit by a sitting Israeli Prime Minister represents “a crowning moment for his foreign policy strategy,” a leading expert on the region said on Monday.

11th September 2017 - Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Service

Syrian airstrike shows Israel’s resolve against Hezbollah

Tony Badran

A recent purported Israeli airstrike against a Syrian chemical weapons facility has added another layer of complexity to an already combustible situation in Syria.

11th September 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu’s Latin America Trip: Another Chance To Talk About Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Michaela Frai

Netanyahu should prod Israel’s Latin American friends to combat the lawlessness and corruption that enable Hezbollah and Iran to thrive in the Western Hemisphere.

7th September 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Israeli airstrikes target suspected chemical weapons facility in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Israel struck a suspected chemical weapons facility near Masyaf, Syria earlier today. The facility may have been run by the Syrian regime's Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), which has been sanctioned by the US government for its role in producing chemical weapons and the means...

1st September 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Iran’s Hold on Syria and its Threat to Israel are Direct Results of Nuclear Deal

John Hannah

The former Obama administration ambassador to Syria said this week that Iran’s presence in Syria is “the new reality that we have to accept, and there isn’t much we can do about it,” and that this reality “has made the situation worse for Israel.”

30th August 2017 - Fox News

UN embrace of anti-Israel BDS movement endangers the very peace it claims to support

Benjamin Weinthal

While the United States and many European countries continue to oppose the anti-Israel boycott movement because it imposes a double-standard and harms peace efforts, the United Nations is set to engage in full-throated BDS by the end of this year.

30th August 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran any Behnam Ben Taleblu joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss the possibility of another war between Israel and Hezbollah.

29th August 2017 - Quoted by Fritz Lodge - The Cipher Brief

Israel and Hezbollah Eye Their Next War

Tony Badran

On August 15, Israel’s Channel 2 news revealed satellite photos of an Iranian missile production facility near the town of Baniyas in northwestern Syria, capable of producing long-range rockets. Iran’s formidable military presence in Syria is nothing new, but the revelation of this...

26th August 2017 - Quoted by Ron Kampeas - The Times of Israel

Jared Kushner was in the Middle East. Did Trump’s A team bring a peace plan?

Jonathan Schanzer

Seven months into the Trump presidency, Israel and the Palestinians, along with other countries in the Middle East and experts on policy in the region, are still waiting for the US administration to describe its preferred framework for peace there.

23rd August 2017 - Quoted by Adam Abrams - Jewish News Service

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran seeks to ‘annihilate Israel,’ control Syria and the region

Jonathan Schanzer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Wednesday in the Russian resort town of Sochi to discuss how Iran’s “accelerated” presence in Syria threatens the Jewish state and the Middle East.

17th August 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

UN Chief’s Visit to Israel Provides Opportunity to Reverse Organization’s Anti-Israel Policy

Benjamin Weinthal

The first official visit to Israel by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres this week presents a great opportunity for him to reverse the UN’s discriminatory policy against Israel, Benjamin Weinthal wrote on Fox News.

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.

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