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16th May 2016 - Foreign Policy

For Middle East Peace, Look to Israel’s Arab Partners

John Hannah

Speculation is rife that President Barack Obama will make one final stab at putting his mark on the Middle East peace process before he leaves office. One theory has the administration supporting a United Nations Security Council resolution that would codify terms for a deal between Israel...

5th November 2015 - Quoted by Julian Pecquet - Al Monitor

Congress Wants to Make Iran, Palestinians Pay Terror Verdicts

Orde Kittrie

Congress is weighing several legislative actions to compensate US victims of Iranian and Palestinian terrorism amid bipartisan frustration with the Obama administration.

26th March 2015 - Quoted by Sarah Westwood - Washington Examiner

Feds canceled Deloitte Palestinian contract on evidence of joint cover-up

Jonathan Schanzer

A $12.2 million contract to boost the Palestinian economy was scrapped more than a year before its scheduled completion after U.S. Agency for International Development officials covered up the poor performance of its contractor, Deloitte Consulting.

5th November 2014 - Quoted by Joshua Keating - Slate

Why Terrorists Use Vehicles as Weapons

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Earlier today a Palestinian man who Israeli police say had connections to Hamas drove a car into a crowd near a light rail station in Jerusalem, killing one person and injuring a dozen others.

30th October 2014 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Palestinian Government Calls for War in Jerusalem

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinian government has called on its “fighters” to launch a “day of rage” against Israel on Friday that will include armed attacks in Jerusalem, a move that has sparked fears that widespread riots could wreak havoc on the holy city.

30th October 2014 - Cited by Adam Chandler - The Atlantic

Is This How the Third Intifada Begins?

Jonathan Schanzer

On Wednesday, Barak Ravid, the diplomatic correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, made this ominous declaration via Twitter: "The 3rd Intifada is already here—If there is anybody that still doesn't get it," he wrote, referring to the possibility of another Palestinian uprising...

9th September 2014 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Hamas’s Benefactors: A Network of Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman Poe, Ranking Member Deutch, Ranking Member Sherman, and distinguished members of these subcommittees, on behalf of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, I thank you for the opportunity to discuss with you today the state sponsors of the Palestinian...

11th August 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

FDD's Journalist in Residence, Claudia Rosett, discusses the role of UNRWA in the Gaza conflict.

15th July 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May speaks about his trip to the Middle East at a time of escalating violence between Israel and Palestine.

9th July 2014 - The Washington Times

Jerusalem: One City, Four Murders

Clifford D. May

Shuafat does not appear to be a hopeless place. The home of the Abu Khdeir family -- a prominent family -- is large and stately, constructed of stone. Nearby are shops and a mosque. A sign advertises an orthodontist’s office.

8th July 2014 - WRC, Washington, D.C.

Andy Parks Show Live From Washington Times

Clifford D. May

FDD President, Clifford May, from Jerusalem on recent developments in the region.

8th July 2014 - Mentioned by Andrew Sullivan - The Dish

Israel’s Other Terror Problem

Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer profiles the settler gang known as “Price Tag”, which is responsible for many such attacks...

7th June 2014 - Quoted by The Boston Globe

New Palestinian Unity Cabinet Deserves Chance To Work

Jonathan Schanzer

There is little doubt that Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas carefully studied US law before he and the militant group Hamas announced their unity government this week.

11th May 2014 - Quoted by Sean Savage, JNS

After Peace Talks Collapse, Will Israel be Forced to Take Unilateral Steps?

Jonathan Schanzer

With the recent collapse of the U.S.-brokered peace negotiations, the Palestinian leadership has embarked on a broad plan of unilateral action to gain recognition...

8th May 2014 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the Peace Process: What’s Next?

Jonathan Schanzer

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Deutch, and distinguished members of the subcommittee, on behalf of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, I thank you...

6th May 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses if the US should continue giving aid to the Palestinian Authority following Fatah's reconciliation deal with Hamas.

5th May 2014 - Quoted by Paul Alster, Fox News

US Aid Indirectly Helps Hamas, Under Deal with Palestinian Authority

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinian Authority's announcement that it will send 3,000 police officers to Gaza as part of a unity agreement with Hamas could mean U.S. taxpayers...

28th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Mahmoud Abbas and the Holocaust

Jonathan Schanzer

On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, responding to a question posed by a Rabbi, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asserted, “what happened...

24th April 2014 - The New York Times

Uniting With Terrorists Won’t Lead to an Accord

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinians have been a house divided since 2007, when Hamas, a violent Islamist organization, overran the Palestinian Authority. The violence erupted after...

24th April 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Palestinian Authority Chooses Terror Over Peace, Again

Jonathan Schanzer

The Post reports: “Rival Palestinian political factions on Wednesday announced a surprise reconciliation deal and plans for a unified government, upending U.S.-backed...

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