Analysis & Commentary


25th June 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Israeli Party Chair Slams Berlin Mayor for Allowing Hezbollah Rally

Benjamin Weinthal

Al-Quds Day rally in Berlin called for Israel's destruction.

23rd June 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Israel to UN: Hezbollah Using Environmental Group to Hide Its Presence in South Lebanon

Jonathan Schanzer

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Thursday demanded that the UN Security Council take action against the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, which is operating in southern Lebanon in violation of Security Council resolutions 1559 and 1701, Ynet reported.

23rd June 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Berlin Mayor Allows Hezbollah to March in ‘Zionists out of Israel’ Rally

Benjamin Weinthal

Posters with anti-Israel slogans and Israeli flags with crossed out Stars of David blanketed the streets of Berlin.

21st June 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

IDF Chief of Staff: Hezbollah Has Forces in “Every 3rd or 4th House” in Southern Lebanon

Jonathan Schanzer, Tony Badran

The IDF’s chief of staff said on Tuesday that the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah has a presence in “every third or fourth house” in southern Lebanon, in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which called for the removal of all armed groups from the area....

19th June 2017 - Jerusalem Post

Kansas Governor Signs Anti-BDS Law

Benjamin Weinthal

Kansas on Friday became the 21st US state to enact a law barring boycotts of the Jewish state.

15th June 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Israel Calls on Franco-German Outlet to Show ‘Censored’ Antisemitism Film

Benjamin Weinthal

ARTE, a public television station, came under fire after it nixed the screening of the film it commissioned about antisemitism because it was deemed too 'pro-Israel.'

13th June 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

IDF General: UN Failing to Keep Hezbollah Out of Southern Lebanon

Jonathan Schanzer

Israel’s deputy chief of staff disputed the effectiveness of the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in Lebanon while touring the border with the force’s commander and Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations last week, Israel’s Channel Two reported.

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.

10th June 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Germans Demonstrate Against Frankfurt Anti-Israel Event

Benjamin Weinthal

An estimated 200 activists, including politicians from several German parties, protested on Friday near an anti-Israel conference in Frankfurt.

7th June 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Franco-German TV Network Drops Film on Antisemitism Because it is ‘Pro-Israel’

Benjamin Weinthal

Editors from the Franco- German TV network ARTE have reneged on showing a widely acclaimed documentary on the explosion of lethal antisemitism in Europe, because the film is considered pro-Israel.

7th June 2017 - The Washington Times

The Six-Day War and the 50-year occupation

Clifford D. May

Fifty years ago this week, the young state of Israel faced the threat of extermination – a second Jewish Holocaust in a single century. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser stated candidly what he and other Arab leaders envisioned. “Our basic aim will be the destruction of Israel,” he...

6th June 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Will Another US State Pass Anti-BDS Legislation?

Benjamin Weinthal

The Kansas state senate in Topeka on Friday passed by a vote of 28-9 an anti-BDS bill that outlaws the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel.

3rd June 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Nevada Governor Signs Anti-BDS Law

Benjamin Weinthal

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation on Friday making Nevada the 20th US state to have passed a law against the anti-Israel boycott movement.

1st June 2017 - i24 News

Debrief

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Trump administration keeping the embassy in Tel Aviv.

30th May 2017 - Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Trump wants to sell lots of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Why are Israel (and its friends) keeping quiet?

Jonathan Schanzer

The year was 1981 and the director of AIPAC was calling for a “showdown” with the Reagan administration, saying “This country is being held hostage to the whims of the Saudis.”

28th May 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

PayPal Probes Neo-Nazi Account Supportive of Holocaust Denier, Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal

PayPal launched an investigation last week into its account with a neo-Nazi organization that is pro-Hezbollah, pro-Assad and also supports a convicted Holocaust denier. - See more at:...

27th May 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Israel’s Anti-BDS ‘Start-Up’ Ministry

Benjamin Weinthal

In a wide-ranging interview with The Jerusalem Post, Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy officials announced the dawning of a new era in the government’s campaign against Israel-boycott organizations, proclaiming the rise of the “Start-Up Ministry.”

27th May 2017 - Fox News

Journal Editorial Report with Paul Gigot

Clifford D. May

FDD Founder and President Clifford D. May discusses Trump's first trip abroad and it's implications for U.S. foreign policy

26th May 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German FM Hosts Iranian Official Calling for Israel’s Destruction

Benjamin Weinthal

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel welcomed Monday an Iranian religious leader who called for the elimination of Israel at last year’s al-Quds rally in Berlin.

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