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March 11, 2015

Hamas Today: An Assessment of Alliances and Capabilities

Despite sustaining significant damage to its infrastructure and capacity for violence during the previous conflict, Hamas in Gaza is once again resurgent – replenishing its weapons stockpiles and resuming construction of its offensive terror tunnel system.
Without counter-measures, it appears highly …

Posted in Defence, Hamas, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Palestine, Publication, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
March 10, 2015

‘Hamas: Antisemitic Ideology, Terrorist Action, Political Spoiler’

A Henry Jackson Society & Simon Wiesenthal Center
Panel Discussion
The event will mark the launch of two short papers and a new HJS report by the respective speakers.
SPEAKERS: 
Dr. Matthias Küntzel
Author and Political Scientist
External Research Associate at the Vidal Sassoon International …

Posted in Defence, Event, Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
December 21, 2014

Artist lights up UK in Auschwitz victim tribute

Originally published in The Sunday Times
THE Turner prize-winning sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor has created a series of giant candles to be lit around Britain next month on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
The hollowed-out wax candles will be …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, News Coverage, Palestine
December 16, 2014

Event Transcript: ‘Disentangling the Political From the Humanitarian: Western Policies towards UNRWA and the Quest For Peace’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Human Rights, Palestine
December 4, 2014

‘Perpetuating Statelessness? UNRWA, Its Activities and Funding’

SPEAKERS: 
Bassem Eid
Director, Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group
Dr. Arnon Groiss
Deputy Director, IBA’s Arabic Radio
Translator of Arabic Schoolbooks
David Bedein, MSW
Director, Center for Near East Policy Research
Founder, The Israel Resource News Agency
TIME: 12.30 – 14:00pm, Thursday 4th December 2014
        …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event, Israel, Palestine

Audio: ‘‘Perpetuating Statelessness? UNRWA, Its Activities and Funding’

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Posted in CRT, Democracy & Development, Event Audio, Human Rights, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Palestine

Event Transcript: ‘Perpetuating Statelessness? UNRWA, Its Activities and Funding’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Palestine
December 1, 2014

Proud Palestinians must lead the fight to reform UNRWA

Originally published in The Jerusalem Post
‘We Palestinians can do longer deny our responsibility for the destiny of our people. For 26 years I have been devoting my life to the mission of defending human rights. I have seen wars and …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, News Coverage, Palestine
November 17, 2014

Event Transcript: ‘Israel and the New Order in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Middle East, Palestine

Event Summary: ‘Israel and the New Order in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities’

This is a summary of an event with Professor Itamar Rabinovich, on the 17th November 2014; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
On 17th November, Professor Itamar Rabinovich, …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Middle East, Palestine
November 4, 2014

Event Summary: ‘Perpetuating Statelessness? UNRWA, Its Activities and Funding’

This is an event summary of a speech given by Bassam Eid, Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, Dr. Arnon Groiss, Director of Research for the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance, and David Bedein, Director of …

Posted in Event Summaries, Hamas, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Palestine
October 14, 2014

Event Summary: ‘Disentangling the Political From the Humanitarian: Western Policies towards UNRWA and the Quest For Peace.’

by Susannah Shaw
This is a summary of an event with Dr. Einat Wilf, chaired by Louise Ellman MP, on 14th October 2014; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of the Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
On 14th October …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Human Rights, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Palestine
August 12, 2014

Hamas lies and the media believed it

Originally published in U.S. News and World Report
‘It’s the Mideast equivalent of “Dog bites man,” but it took the media nearly a month to recognize its sheer obviousness: Hamas lies.
Hamas lies systematically, instructing civilians to misinform the foreign press. It lies habitually, …

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Opinion Editorial, Palestine, Spotlight
August 11, 2014

Reporters have finally found Hamas. What took so long?

Originally published in New Republic
‘The Western media have found Hamas. A month into the group’s mini-war with Israel, journalists have begun publishing images of Hamas fighters and reports on its human-shield tactics and intimidation of journalists. Whatever the reason—Hamas PR …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Palestine, Spotlight
August 3, 2014

Hamas censors British journalists. Why don’t we care?

Originally published in The Spectator
‘I wonder if any readers have an answer to this question: Has anybody, throughout this whole conflict around Gaza, heard any reporter inside Gaza, at any time, preface or conclude their remarks with ‘reporting from Gaza, …

Posted in Palestine
August 1, 2014

Hamas’s Blood-Drenched Cynicism

Originally published in Forbes
‘At least 15,000 people protested Saturday on London’s streets against Israel’s military operation against Hamas. The following day a few thousand others rallied on those same streets in support of the Jewish state. Whichever side -Israel’s or …

Posted in Israel, Opinion Editorial, Palestine, Spotlight

For Hamas, one kidnapped soldier is a winning stroke

Originally published in National Post
‘It is difficult to overstate the importance of Hamas’s capture Friday of an Israeli officer near the Gaza Strip. All of the group’s tactical achievements over three weeks of war – killing more than 60 troops, launching rockets …

Posted in Israel, Opinion Editorial, Palestine, Spotlight
July 31, 2014

Endgame in Gaza: Conditions for ending Operation Protective Edge

A Strategic Briefing by The Henry Jackson Society
INTRODUCTION AND CURRENT SITUATION
Israel has warned of a prolonged campaign against Hamas tunnels, and Israeli bombardment this week was among the heaviest of the conflict thus far. Hamas rejected Egypt’s initial ceasefire proposal, …

Posted in Briefing, Israel, Palestine, Spotlight
July 28, 2014

On terror tactics and ‘mutual restraint’

Originally published in The Times of Israel
‘Israel this weekend accepted an extension to a UN-brokered 24-humanitarian ceasefire, which Hamas promptly rejected. Two weeks ago Israel accepted an Egyptian-mediated, US-backed ceasefire that would have ended the current operation completely. Then too, …

Posted in Israel, Opinion Editorial, Palestine, Spotlight

And Now… Europe’s Kristallnacht

Originally published in Gatestone Institute
‘The backlash in Europe against Israel has been underway since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. In each country the protests have similarities. And in each they are spear-headed by the same motives and often by …

Posted in Israel, Palestine
July 22, 2014

Douglas Murray on BBC’s Daily Politics debating Israel-Hamas fighting

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Israel, Palestine
July 18, 2014

Die mörderische Hamas-Strategie

Originally published in Bild
‘Gaza – Sie gehen über Leichen: Für ihren Kampf gegen Israel opfern die Anführer der radikalislamischen Organisation Hamas im Gaza-Streifen ihre Landsleute. Die Terrororganisation schreckt nicht davor zurück, die Bewohner als menschliche Schutzschilde zu missbrauchen. Ob Familien, Kranke, …

Posted in Israel, News Coverage, Palestine
July 17, 2014

Davis Lewin on Gaza offensive, BBC News 24

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Palestine
July 13, 2014

Video: Rules of engagement, according to Hamas

Originally published in The Spectator

‘CNN recently came across a video of Hamas officials calling on civilians in Gaza to volunteer to become ‘human shields’ so that Palestinian civilian casualties can be maximised.
Fascinatingly a CNN news anchor has put this fact …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Palestine, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
July 11, 2014

Dr Alan Mendoza provides insight into Israel-Palestine violence on France 24

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Israel, Palestine
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