Analysis & Commentary

28th January 2013 - Quoted by Alana Goodman, The Washington Free Beacon

No Funds for Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

The implementation of a Fatah-Hamas unity government could begin as early as the end of the month, reigniting the legal debate over U.S. financial aid to the Palestinian Authority and heightening tensions...

15th January 2013 - CNN

State of Confusion Over State of Palestine

Jonathan Schanzer

Has the Palestinian-Israeli conflict finally entered the post-Oslo Accords era? In the Middle East, nothing is dead until it’s buried, but several troubling signs are pointing in that direction.

13th December 2012 - Foreign Policy

After Abbas

Jonathan Schanzer

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas went to the United Nations last month and brought his people one step closer to statehood. But amid all the fanfare, Western diplomats quietly conceded that the General Assembly...

8th December 2012 - The Commentator

Palestine’s Strangely Stubborn State of Mind

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The UN vote upgrading the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to a non-member state with observer status has done nothing to move the cause of Palestinian statehood forward. Instead, it repeats the...

3rd December 2012 - Cited by Max Fisher, The Washington Post

The Growing Divide Between Israel and Europe

Benjamin Weinthal, Jonathan Schanzer

Late Sunday, Barak Ravid, the scoop-prone diplomatic correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, published an arresting, if qualified, story: the U.K. and France are considering recalling their...

30th November 2012 - National Review Online

The PLO’s U.N. Fiasco Shows U.S. Weakness

Benjamin Weinthal

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to upgrade the Palestine Liberation Organization’s status to a non-member observer state. The vote tally was 138 in favor...

30th November 2012 - Syndicated

The Frank Gaffney Show

FDD's Claudia Rosett gives her take on the UN’s decision to grant Palestine non-member observer status which is one step away from statehood.

30th November 2012 - CTV News

News Update

Clifford D. May

The United Nations granting Palestinians observer state status.

29th November 2012 - Sun News Network - Canada

News Update

Clifford D. May

The United Nations granting Palestinians observer state status.

29th November 2012 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Undue Recognition

Jonathan Schanzer

The United Nations is poised to officially recognize the state of Palestine, an unprecedented international endorsement that would enable the Palestinians to prosecute Israeli officials for what the Palestinians...

28th November 2012 - GBTV

Real News

Jonathan Schanzer

The United Nations granting the Palestinians observer state status.

28th November 2012 - CTV News

News Update

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi explains why Canada and the U.S. are expected to oppose a bid for Palestinian statehood.

27th November 2012 - CTV News

News Update

FDD's Robert Barnidge discusses the likely outcome of the UN voting on raising the Palestinians' status from a U.N. observer to a nonmember observer state.

25th November 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

A Palestinian Flanking Maneuver

This week, the Palestinian faction that has been fighting Israel with rockets will likely yield to the one fighting it with lawyers at the United Nations.

21st November 2012 - Quoted by Julian Pecquet, The Hill

Senate Threatens to Cut Aid to Palestinians Over Statehood Bid at UN

Jonathan Schanzer

Senators from both parties warned Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday that he will be putting millions of dollars of U.S. aid at risk if he goes forward with his planned statehood bid at the...

20th November 2012 - CBN News


Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer says the Palestinian bid could cause trouble not only for Israel, but also the United States.

27th June 2012 - Foreign Policy

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinians may appeal to the United Nations for statehood. Again. That was the message out of Ramallah on Sunday, June 24, when Fatah, the dominant Palestinian faction in the West Bank, concluded a meeting of its congress.

9th April 2012 - The Weekly Standard

UNESCO Funny Business

Surely Comedy Central’s The Daily Show meant well when it sent comedian John Oliver all the way to Africa to file a report savaging the United States for defunding the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

1st April 2012 - Cited by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

Obama’s Push to Fund UNESCO is No Joke

There is little chance that Congress will amend the law so as to allow the flow of U.S. taxpayer cash to resume. But those supporting such a move got a boost recently when Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” did a segment intended to spoof the cutoff.

14th March 2012 - National Review Online

UNESCO Goes to Washington

When the member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization voted last October to confer membership on the Palestinian Authority, they knew their decision would trigger the withdrawal of U.S. funding...


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