Analysis & Commentary

16th January 2017 - The Weekly Standard

Protecting Palestine

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Not long ago, I was talking to a Fatah official about Palestinian aspirations, especially his party’s sharp emotions about Hamas, the Palestinian fundamentalist movement that rules Gaza and would gladly overthrow the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority on the West Bank.

13th January 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German Court Calls Synagogue Torching an Act to ‘Criticize Israel’

Benjamin Weinthal

A German regional court in the city of Wuppertal affirmed a lower court decision last Friday stating that a violent attempt to burn the city's synagogue by three men in 2014 was a justified expression of criticism of Israel’s policies.

12th January 2017 - Quoted by William Booth - The Washington Post

In Paris, the world will try one more time to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict

Grant Rumley

Poor, belittled Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has pulled off a remarkable feat.

11th January 2017 - Quoted by Sean Savage -

What will Trump mean for US ties with Israel’s peaceful Arab neighbors?

Oren Kessler

The incoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break from President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. For Egypt and Jordan, the only two Arab countries that have peace treaties with Israel and two of the most reliable U.S. allies in the Middle East, the Trump administration will...

10th January 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German University Suspends Pro-BDS Professor

Benjamin Weinthal

Weisenthal Center's Zuroff says "it is very unfortunate that someone who has strong antisemitic views is allowed to promote those views in the German education system.”

9th January 2017 - WTN 99.7

The Dan Mandis Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem.

8th January 2017 - Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

Israel’s new ‘quantum leap’ strike jets challenge Iran

Patrick Megahan, Behnam Ben Taleblu

Israel recently took delivery of the first of 50 F-35I stealth fighters, considered the most advanced combat jet in the world, from the United States, an event that marks a new and po­tentially critical phase in the Jewish state’s dealings with Iran.

7th January 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Iran Planned Terror Attacks Against Israel Advocates in Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran's intelligence agency allegedly planned terrorist attacks against organizations and representatives engaged in pro-Israel work in Germany, according to media reports citing the country’s federal prosecutor released on Friday.

6th January 2017 - The Blaze


Benjamin Weinthal

FDD Research Fellow Benjamin Weinthal comments on US-Israel relations.

6th January 2017 - Quoted by Daniel J. Solomon - Forward

Israel’s Envoy Set To Come in From Cold With Trump in White House

Mark Dubowitz

Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador in Washington, stands to gain much when President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in on January 20. A longtime fan of the newly minted leader of the free world, Dermer is likely to be a guest of honor at the White House after enduring a chilly relationship with...

6th January 2017 - Quoted by Michael Crowley - Politico

Trump restores power of Israeli ambassador

Mark Dubowitz

In November 2014, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, was a featured guest at a dinner for graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton school of business. The other honoree that night: Donald J. Trump.

6th January 2017 - Quoted by Jeffrey Rodack - Newsmax

Israeli Amb. Don Dermer Enjoying Dramatic Reversal of Fortune With Trump

Mark Dubowitz

Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, who increasingly found himself at odds with the Obama administration, is now being warmly embraced by President-elect Donald Trump — a man the diplomat has openly admired since he was a teenager.

6th January 2017 - Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

Boris Zilberman

FDD Deputy Director of Congressional Relations Boris Zilberman discusses UNSC 2334.

5th January 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the UNSC Resolution 2334 and its risks to Israel.

30th December 2016 - Quoted by Sean Savage-

Experts: Kerry farewell speech on Israelis and Palestinians places ‘posturing over policy’

Oren Kessler

The timing of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s so-called farewell speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seemed to stem largely from “personal animosity” between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the address obsessively focused on Israeli...

30th December 2016 - The Hill

How President-elect Trump might undo Obama’s hostility to Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is counting the days until Barack Obama leaves office. So are many supporters of Israel here in the United States, including members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.

30th December 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

In strong attack on Israel, German foreign minister says settlements jeopardize peace

Benjamin Weinthal

In a statement issued to Germany’s largest circulation daily, Bild, after the UN resolution, the Foreign Ministry claimed that “a democratic Israel is only achievable through a two-state-solution.”

29th December 2016 - Fox News

Happening Now

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses the escalating battle between the US and Israel.

29th December 2016 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

White House On Defense After Being Exposed as Architect of Anti-Israel U.N. Action

Jonathan Schanzer

Senior Obama administration officials are scrambling to provide explanations after multiple reports, including in the Washington Free Beacon, identified the White House as being a chief architect of a recent United Nations resolution condemning the state of Israel, according to conversations...

29th December 2016 - Quoted by - Barney Breen-Portnoy - The Algemeiner

Middle East Expert: Anti-Settlement UN Security Council Resolution Can’t Be Rescinded, But There Are

Jonathan Schanzer

While the Trump administration will not be able to rescind the anti-Israeli settlement UN Security Council resolution that was approved last week, there are a number of retaliatory steps it could take, a Middle East expert told The Algemeiner on Thursday.


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