Analysis & Commentary

22nd March 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Israeli Leader Apologizes to Turkey for Fatal Ship Raid

Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, Tony Badran

Apologizing to Turkey should be seen as a concession by Prime Minister Netanyahu to President Obama because escalating tensions between Turkey, a NATO member, and Israel, America’s most reliable...

22nd March 2013 - Fox Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May discusses President Obama's recent trip to the Middle East, including his comments on stopping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

22nd March 2013 - Fox News

Happening Now

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses President Obama's trip to Israel and his statements on stopping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

22nd March 2013

FDD Applauds Bipartisan Syria Legislation

During the week marking the two year anniversary of the crisis in Syria, Congress introduced two bills that could potentially change the situation on the ground: The Syria Democratic Transition Act of 2013 and the Free Syria Act of 2013.

21st March 2013 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Rocket Attacks on Israel

Thomas Joscelyn

The Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC), an al Qaeda-linked group, has claimed credit for a rocket attack on Israel early this morning. Two rockets landed in Sderot, Israel, while two or perhaps...

21st March 2013 - CBN News


Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses President Obama's trip to Israel and the obstacles to the peace process.

21st March 2013 - NOW Lebanon

The End of Syria

Tony Badran

Last week marked the second year anniversary of the popular uprising in Syria. On its current trajectory, Syria is headed toward geographical fragmentation. As the security situation deteriorates and Washington...

21st March 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Return of Missile Defense

Clifford D. May

Chuck Hagel deserves praise — four words I did not expect to be writing — for announcing an expansion of the U.S. missile-defense system. Fourteen additional ground-based long-range missile interceptors...

20th March 2013 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

House Bill Would Cut Aid to Palestinian Authority

Jonathan Schanzer

A Florida Republican House member plans to introduce a bill halting U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it formally “recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state” and cuts off all ties with the terror group Hamas.

20th March 2013 - CTV News

News Update

Emanuele Ottolenghi

President Obama's trip to Israel.

20th March 2013 - The Huffington Post

HuffPost Live

Jonathan Schanzer

With members of Congress increasingly supportive of military action in Syria, a reluctant president Obama may be led into war. FDD's Jonathan Schanzer weighs in.

20th March 2013 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Obama and Netanyahu Closer on Iran, But Is It Too Late?

Mark Dubowitz

President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli public Wednesday that the United States will not let Iran obtain a nuclear weapon, and the two leaders appeared to move closer on the issue than in the past.

19th March 2013

FDD Praises Senators Casey and Rubio for New Syria Legislation

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies congratulates Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) for sponsoring a bipartisan bill which would authorize the Obama administration to sanction any entity conducting significant transactions through...

19th March 2013 - New York Daily News

Why the Falklands Matter

Americans might wonder why they should care about the fate of a tiny set of islands closer to Antarctica than to Florida, where penguins outnumber humans by more than 300 to 1. But the fate of the Falkland Islands...

16th March 2013 - CTV News

News Update

Jonathan Schanzer

President Obama's first trip to Israel.

12th March 2013 - Cited by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Boiling Point

Jonathan Schanzer

Unrest is growing in the Palestinian territories ahead of President Barack Obama’s first visit to Israel on March 20. Riots and protests have erupted throughout the West Bank...

11th March 2013 - The Weekly Standard

John Brennan and the Bin Laden Files

Thomas Joscelyn

During a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center on April 30, 2012, John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, discussed “The Ethics and Efficacy of the U.S. President’s Counterterrorism Strategy.”

28th February 2013 - Cited by Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor

Report: UK Stripping Terrorism Suspects of Citizenship, US Killing Some of Them

Bill Roggio

From the UK, more fodder for the debate over the US drone assassination campaign and the acceptability of killing citizens: In early February, a leaked white paper from the Obama Justice Department caused a small stir...

28th February 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Abbas Needs an Heir Apparent

Jonathan Schanzer

President Obama's visit to the Middle East next month is widely billed as an earnest attempt to double down on diplomacy and revive the moribund peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians.

25th February 2013 - Quoted by Peter Foster and Jon Swaine, Telegraph

Obama’s New Head Boy

Jonathan Schanzer

When John Kerry, America’s new secretary of state, sits down to breakfast with David Cameron this morning, one overriding question will hang unanswered above the teapots and the toast racks.


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