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Category Archives: Hamas

September 7, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

By Patrick Benjamin
On 6th September, by the kind invitation of Matthew Offord MP, the Henry Jackson Society held a film screening of the recently released documentary ‘Europe in Crisis – A Shattered Haven’. The film looked at rising European extremism, …

Posted in CRT Event, Europe, European Union, Event Summaries, Extremism, Far-Right, France, Hamas, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

B’Tselem rep refuses to call Hamas terror organization

The far-left NGO B’Tselem drew criticism Tuesday for its apparent refusal to condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization, as a B’Tselem representative repeatedly refused to describe characterize Hamas as a terror group during an interview with J-TV.
Sarit Michaeli, a spokeswoman …

Posted in Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, News Coverage, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
September 6, 2016

B’Tselem activist avoids calling Hamas a terror group

A spokesperson for Israeli NGO B’Tselem repeatedly refused to categorise Hamas as a terrorist organisation during an interview with a Jewish TV Channel.
Sarit Michaeli was being interviewed by Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society, for a …

Posted in Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, News Coverage, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

B’Tselem spokesperson on Israel, human rights and whether Hamas is a terrorist organisation

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Israel, Middle East, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

B’Tselem under pressure to denounce Hamas as terrorists

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has come under pressure to denounce Hamas as a terrorist organisation, after refusing to name them as such in an interview.
It comes after Sarit Michaeli, a senior B’Tselem spokesperson, spoke to Alan Mendoza, director of …

Posted in Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, News Coverage, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
March 23, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Role of Religion in Contemporary Conflicts and Hate Movements’

by Jonathan Rubra
On the 23rd of March, Mr Bernard-Henri Lévy, established French philosopher, journalist and author, delivered a talk on ‘The Role of Religion in Contemporary Conflicts and Hate Movements’. The event was chaired by Lord Risby and hosted by The …

Posted in CRT Event Summary, Event Summaries, Extremism, Hamas, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Terrorism & Security
December 17, 2015

Event Summary: ‘The Middle East: Understanding The Turmoil’

On 16th November, the Henry Jackson Society hosted ‘The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil’. The event was chaired by the MP for Harrow East, Bob Blackman, and Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society. The speakers were …

Posted in Event Summaries, Extremism, Hamas, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security

An Impossible Standard for Israel

Originally published in Commentary 
The debate about where the moral culpability lies for the casualties that resulted from the recent conflicts in Gaza is one that has been engaged in repeatedly, and is no doubt one that will be repeated the …

Posted in Defence, Hamas, Human Rights, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Media, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
December 16, 2015

Audio: The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil

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Posted in Arab Spring, Defence, Democracy & Development, Event Audio, Extremism, Hamas, Islamism, Middle East, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil

TIME: 10:30-11:30, Wednesday 16th December 2015
VENUE:  Committee Room 15, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: General Yosef Kuperwasser, Former Head of Israel’s Military Intelligence &
Dr. Jacques Neriah, former Diplomatic and Political Adviser to the late PM Yitzhak Rabin
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org    
#HJSEvents
As …

Posted in Defence, Event, Hamas, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, Yemen
December 10, 2015

Audio: ‘Global Terrorism and the Palestinian Cause: how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been hijacked by extremism’

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Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Event Audio, Hamas, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
April 10, 2015

Why wasn’t the head of Hamas properly cross-examined during his BBC interview?

Originally published in The Spectator 
When journalists have the much sought after opportunity to interview the heads of states and organisations with appalling human rights records the very least we expect is to see such people given a thorough cross-examining. What …

Posted in Hamas, Human Rights, Israel, Media, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
March 11, 2015

Unreformed Hamas is rearming for further escalation and poses a serious danger to stability warns Henry Jackson Society report

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, Extremism, Hamas, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Palestine, Press Release, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security

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

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

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Posted in Event Transcript, Hamas, Israel, Russia, Ukraine

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

Link to the full transcript
 
This is a summary of an event with Dr Matthias Küntzel, Professor Meir Litvak, Tom Wilson, Dr Shimon Sameuls, chaired by Michael McCann MP, on Tuesday 10 March 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker …

Posted in Event Summaries, Hamas, Israel, Terrorism & Security
December 19, 2014

Event Transcript: ‘Ending Terror, Making Peace? An Insider Account of Hamas’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Hamas, Middle East
November 19, 2014

Event Summary: ‘Ending Terror, Making Peace? An Insider Account of Hamas’

This is a summary of a joint event with One Family UK featuring Mosab Hassan Yousef and Gonen Ben Yitzak, held on 19th November 2014. The views expressed are those of the speakers and not of the Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Event Summaries, Hamas, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Middle East, Terrorism & Security
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