Jonathan Schanzer
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Restarting the Fight Against Terror-Funding Charities

March 23, 2017  •  The Weekly Standard

Busting terrorist charities here in the United States was a low priority for the last eight years under Barack Obama. It's time for the Trump administration to instruct the bureaucracy to get back into this important fight.

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Turkish NGOs Under Fire for Alleged Hamas Support

March 22, 2017  •  FDD Policy Brief

Turkey's ties to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas are once again in the spotlight. Israeli authorities claimed this week that two charities with close ties to the ruling elite in Ankara were providing financial and military support to the Gaza-based Islamist faction.

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Standing With Israel On The Golan Heights

February 17, 2017  •  Wall Street Journal

Benjamin Netanyahu has achieved his primary objective of resetting ties with the U.S. after eight years of tensions. True, the Israeli prime minister and Donald Trump still need to bridge the gap on issues such as Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy and West Bank settlements. But they seem to be on the same page on a broad range of regional matters.

That could lead to a breakthrough on an issue of strategic importance to Israel. According to reports of the two leaders' meeting on Wednesday, Mr. Netanyahu asked for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

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The Careful Way to Go After Muslim Brotherhood Radicals

February 13, 2017  •  New York Post

The Trump Administration is mulling an order designed to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. The best approach would be a piecemeal one: Some Brotherhood branches belong on that list, some don't — and making the distinction will help President Trump more effectively fight the war on terror.

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Jared Kushner Needs a Wingman

January 24, 2017  •  Politico

Donald Trump last week appointed his son-in-law Jared Kushner to "broker a Middle East peace deal." Mediating an agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis is a "yuge" task, and Trump knows it. But he can make Kushner's job much easier if he appoints another envoy, too.

The U.S. needs someone to first broker a peace deal between the Palestinians themselves.

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