Analysis & Commentary


14th May 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

As US relocates embassy to Jerusalem, al Qaeda leader condemns international system

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda has released a message from its leader, Ayman al Zawahiri, that is timed to coincide with the Trump administration's relocation of the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Zawahiri notes that the decision caused a "big uproar," but he reminds listeners that Tel Aviv is also...

9th April 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Israel kills Iranian Guard Corps members in Syria

Earlier today, Israel struck the T-4 military air base in Syria’s Homs Governorate. At least seven Iranians including a Colonel died in the attack, according to Iranian media outlets affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which set out to retract the articles before...

10th February 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Iran sends drone into Israeli airspace one day before 1979 revolution anniversary

In the early hours of Feb. 10, a day before the 39th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran, an Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) entered Israeli airspace from Syria.

21st January 2018 - The Atlantic

The Tragedy of Mahmoud Abbas

Grant Rumley

Picture a Palestinian leader in the twilight of his reign. Besieged on all sides and challenged by younger upstarts, he lashes out against Israel, his Arab brethren, and the United States. Other Palestinian officials jockey to replace him, convinced he’s past his prime. This is how it...

18th January 2018 - Quoted by Christopher Holton - The Hayride

Holton: New Orleans City Council Aligns with Pro-Hamas Movement

Jonathan Schanzer

Last week, in a shamefully concealed ploy designed to stifle public input, the New Orleans City Council passed a measure targeting Israel with the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

12th January 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

Report: Saudi Arabia Sought to Buy Israel’s Iron Dome System

Benjamin Weinthal

Saudi Arabia’s government expressed interest in purchasing Israel’s antimissile Iron Dome system to stop attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen, according to a report in the Swiss paper Basler Zeitung this week.

10th January 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

Vienna police charge 3 men for waving Israeli flag at rally

The police are seeking a 100 euro fine or two days in jail for the waving of the flag at the December 8 rally near the US embassy in the capital.

22nd December 2017 - WMAL

Mornings on the Mall

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses the UN vote to annul President Trump's recent Jerusalem announcement among other pressing foreign policy issues from this week on WMAL's Mornings on the Mall.

20th December 2017 - CNN International

CNN International

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses the UN's vote to annul President Trump's Jerusalem announcement on CNN International.

20th December 2017 - The Washington Times

Reimagining a more realistic “peace process”

Clifford D. May

“The peace process” is the name we’ve given to decades of attempts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The reality: These diplomatic efforts have never made meaningful progress.

13th December 2017 - The Tower

Expert: To Prevent Next Israel-Hezbollah War, World Must Enforce Resolution 1701

In an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal on Monday, Daniel Schwammenthal, the director of the AJC Transatlantic Institute, has warned that failure to confront Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah over its violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 will make a...

12th December 2017 - NPR

1A

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins NPR's 1A to discuss President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

9th December 2017 - Quoted by Raf Sanchez - The Telegraph

Trump’s decision on Jerusalem shatters the Palestinian old guard

Grant Rumley

For more than 20 years, Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian’s chief peace negotiator, has chased the dream of a two-state solution and the hope of an independent Palestinian state.

8th December 2017 - Fox News

Happening Now

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Fox News' Happening Now.

8th December 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Al Qaeda seeks to incite violence after US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda's general leadership and regional branches have released statements denouncing the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

7th December 2017 - KTLK

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as the UK's recently-thwarted terror plots on KTLK's Justice & Drew.

7th December 2017 - Fortune

Jerusalem Is Already Israel’s Capital. Trump Just Made it Official.

Jonathan Schanzer

Unrest is spreading across the Middle East. Anti-American protests have erupted in Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Turkey, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and beyond. The State Department has issued a worldwide warning for U.S. citizens. And it’s all because U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends...

7th December 2017 - WMAL

Mornings on the Mall

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on WMAL's Mornings on the Mall.

7th December 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on The John Batchelor Show.

7th December 2017 - Quoted by Amir Tibon - Haaretz

Analysis: Can Kushner’s Peace Plan Recover From Trump’s Jerusalem Bombshell?

Jonathan Schanzer

Jared Kushner's speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict earlier this week had even skeptics wondering if the Trump administration might achieve the unachievable. And then Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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