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Hamas's Benefactors: A Network of Terror

September 9, 2014  •  Hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

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 terrorist group Hamas.

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Where the Shadiest Players Find a Home

September 8, 2014  •  The Tower

Speaking at conference of Islamic scholars in Istanbul in August, senior Hamas leader-in-exile Saleh al-Arouri announced that his terrorist group had carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June. The group had vociferously denied its involvement in the attack at the time, and the Israeli arrest of several Hamas operatives contributed to the tensions that ultimately yielded this summer's Gaza war. Some even claimed that an unwarranted Israeli crackdown on Hamas directly prompted this most recent round of violence.

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Washington Needs to Help Cut Off Outside Aid to Hamas

August 5, 2014  •  New York Times

To help bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Washington needs to stop thinking about redrawing the map for a while, and start following the money. It must bring an end to the activities of outside malefactors who fan the flames of this conflict by supporting violent Palestinian radical groups like Hamas.

One good place to start would be Qatar, which provides Hamas a range of support, from financial backing to political cover to an external headquarters in Doha. Similarly, Turkey must be held to account for its ongoing material and political support to Hamas, as well as sheltering at least one known Hamas operative.

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Hamas's BFF's

August 4, 2014  •  Foreign Policy

The next time there is an effort to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel -- and there will be a next time -- Qatar and Turkey should be sitting at the table beside Hamas, not among the respected diplomats trying to engage in honest statecraft.

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The Will to Win an Unavoidable War

July 30, 2014  •  Washington Times

The latest round of violence in the Gaza Strip between the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the Israel Defense Force continues in fits and starts, even after calls from President Obama for an unconditional cease-fire. In many ways, this is the continuation of a long and bloody conflict dating back to Israel's creation in 1948. Here are a few twists to an old conflict that have gone largely unnoticed:

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