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Video: Jordan – Neither Here Nor There with Jonathan Schanzer

January 5, 2023

An “alarming” deterioration in Israeli-Jordanian relations sparked Jonathan Schanzer’s trip to Amman in September. Meetings with senior officials and other Jordanian stakeholders in domestic and regional matters confirmed that “things are not well.” Schanzer, senior vice president for research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies think tank in Washington, D.C., said “I don’t […]

Video: Stoking Violence in Israel Again

May 12, 2022

Israeli-Palestinian tension over Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque and Temple Mount has been inflamed if not instigated by an Iranian-operated “nerve center” in Lebanon. Though Hamas (the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement) and Hezbollah (Iran’s surrogate Lebanese Shi’ite “Party of God”) contribute to the operation, management comes from Tehran. That’s the view of Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice […]

Video: Hamas, Israel & Eleven Days of War

November 4, 2021

Jonathan Schanzer has a new book: Hamas, Israel & Eleven Days of War. You thought you understood Hamas, join us as Jonathan challenges and corrects a deeply flawed narrative prevalent in news reports during the conflict. A Senior Vice President at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, he has talked to sources in a variety […]