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Title Publication Date
Preventing a Ramadan Explosion in the Holy Land The Liberal Patriot February 28, 2024
United Nations' Bigotry Towards Israel House Foreign Affairs Committee November 8, 2023
Hamas's Enablers Should Take Gaza Refugees Wall Street Journal October 15, 2023
The War After the War Between Wars Commentary October 13, 2023
False hope and fracture kept Israel from seeing Hamas' evil plan New York Post October 12, 2023
No Incentives for Terrorism: U.S. Implementation of the Taylor Force Act and Efforts to Stop 'Pay-For-Slay' House Foreign Affairs Committee September 27, 2023
Breaking a leg in Jerusalem: How Arab-Israeli kindness challenged my assumptions Jerusalem Post July 10, 2023
Iran's Multifront Strategy Against Israel Commentary May 10, 2023
Jordan's Threat to the Middle Eastern Order The Dispatch April 21, 2023
Halevi's Horizon: What Awaits the New Israeli Defense Chief of Staff FDD Research Memo April 17, 2023
Pray for Peace This Ramadan Newsweek March 21, 2023
Why the West Bank is in Chaos Washington Examiner February 24, 2023
What Would a Third Intifada Mean for Palestinians? Newsweek February 23, 2023
Israel must reclaim its Arab citizens Jerusalem Post November 18, 2022
What the U.S. Should Say About the Death of Shireen Abu Akleh Haaretz August 5, 2022
Biden blunders on refugees Washington Examiner July 22, 2022
Mideast trip shows Biden choosing pragmatism, rejecting 'Woke' policy i24 July 15, 2022
The May 2021 Israel-Hamas war was a stress test for normalization Al Arabiya November 12, 2021
American NGOs Rally Behind Groups Accused by Israel of Terrorism Newsweek November 4, 2021
Book Excerpt: How Biden Handled His Far-Left "Hamas Caucus" Problem Algemeiner October 27, 2021
Congress must fix UNRWA's Hamas problem Washington Examiner July 31, 2021
The War Between Wars Heats Up Commentary Magazine June 2021
Hamas violence meets Gulf silence The Hill May 22, 2021
The Truth About Hamas Washington Examiner May 21, 2021
Sheikh Jarrah is the latest 'single point of failure' fiction Jerusalem Post May 19, 2021
Biden's overtures to Iran undercut US bid to end Hamas-Israel conflict New York Post May 14, 2021
A Closer Look at Israel's New High-Tech Barrier Real Clear Defense April 11, 2021
The Return of Palestinian Politics Foreign Policy April 9, 2021
Biden-Backed Anti-Terror Law Complicates US-Palestinian Ties The Hill April 6, 2021
The U.N. Refugee Agency With Few Actual Refugees Wall Street Journal February 4, 2021
How Trump can expose biggest lie in Middle East: Palestinian 'refugee' myth New York Post November 24, 2020
How To Build Upon Recent Progress in the Middle East Newsweek November 17, 2020
The Biden Agenda: Why 'Outside-In' Diplomacy Could Be the Key to Middle East Peace The Dispatch September 9, 2020
Tensions in Gaza and on Israel's Northern Border – What Next? FDD Insight August 17, 2020
Palestinians part of intl. system despite rejecting every peace plan Jerusalem Post August 16, 2020
Pompeo to Israel: A Scene Setter FDD Insight May 11, 2020
The UN's Selective Outrage on Occupied Territories Real Clear World March 4, 2020
Assessing Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System FDD Research Memo November 13, 2019
The Gaza Conundrum Commentary Magazine May 15, 2019
Terrorism (The Definitional Debate) Israel Studies Summer 2019
Trump's Subtlety Could Yield Middle East Peace Wall Street Journal March 13, 2019
Why has Human Rights Watch become an anti-Israel activist group? Washington Examiner February 4, 2019
Expose the Palestinian 'Refugee' Scam Wall Street Journal July 6, 2018
Palestinian Nationalism Is at Its Lowest Point Ever Tablet May 15, 2018
It's Time for a New Palestinian Prez New York Post May 4, 2018
In the Aftermath of an Assassination Attempt Against the Palestinian Prime Minister, Conspiracy Theories Abound Tablet Magazine March 16, 2018
Palestinians are taking a huge risk by ignoring Trump's threat to cut off US aid Fox News January 30, 2018
How Trump Can Help the Palestinians and Promote Peace Politico January 27, 2018
Jerusalem Is Already Israel's Capital. Trump Just Made it Official. Fortune December 7, 2017
How Do Palestinians Define "Terrorism"? Wall Street Journal September 12, 2017
Jared Kushner a besoin d'un Ailier Politico January 24, 2017
Jared Kushner Needs a Wingman Politico January 24, 2017
How President-elect Trump might undo Obama's hostility to Israel The Hill December 30, 2016
L'équipe d'Obama détient encore des surprises dans son tiroir contre Israël New York Post December 28, 2016
Team Obama Is Not Done Slamming Israel New York Post December 28, 2016
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement attracting groups with terrorist ties The Hill November 2, 2016
The International Community Must Focus on Palestinian Unity to Kick-Start Peace Newsweek September 20, 2016
The Fragile State of the Palestinian Authority Wall Street Journal Europe September 8, 2016
After Abbas, Le Déluge in the Palestinian Authority inFocus Quarterly Spring 2016
Palestine's Anti-Corruption Crusader The Daily Beast March 14, 2016
Unfashionable Truths in Palestine: Jonathan Schanzer Takes on the Abbas Racket The Observer February 26, 2016
Hamas Is Fracturing, And Israel Should Be Worried Newsweek February 25, 2016
Ten Years of Hamas Rule: The Palestinians Must Solve Their Divide Before Peace with Israel Newsweek January 25, 2016
Why Hamas Has Not Unleashed Violence From Gaza WSJ Think Tank October 26, 2015
Words Have Consequences: Palestinian Authority Incitement to Violence House Foreign Affairs Committee October 22, 2015
If a Palestinian Minister Falls and No One Is Around to Hear It… Foreign Policy April 2, 2015
Huge Verdict Is the Price the Palestinian Authority Pays for Not Controlling the PLO New York Times, Room for Debate February 24, 2015
The Palestinian Authority's International Criminal Court Gambit House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa February 4, 2015
An Election Won't Change Israel's Challenges or Its Response New York Times December 7, 2014
Is Abbas the Answer? November 19, 2014
Sweden's Palestinian Refugee Contradiction The Jerusalem Post November 18, 2014
Jerusalem, On A Knife's Edge Foreign Policy November 10, 2014
Washington Needs to Help Cut Off Outside Aid to Hamas New York Times August 5, 2014
The Will to Win an Unavoidable War Washington Times July 30, 2014
Qatar's financing of Hamas CNN July 25, 2014
The Teenagers' Revolt Foreign Policy July 8, 2014
Iran spawns new jihadist group in Gaza Long War Journal June 18, 2014
Hamas Participation In Palestinian Government Likely Won't Trigger Cut-Off FDD Policy Brief June 2, 2014
The Lebanonization of the Palestinians Weekly Standard Blog June 2, 2014
US aid to the Palestinian Authority Fox News May 6, 2014
Mahmoud Abbas and the Holocaust FDD Policy Brief April 28, 2014
Uniting With Terrorists Won't Lead to an Accord with Israel New York Times April 24, 2014
The Return of 'Palestine 194' FDD Policy Brief April 2, 2014
Palestine's Plan for when Peace Talks Fail The National Interest March 17, 2014
Funding a failing enterprise Jerusalem Post December 30, 2013
We Really Need to Talk About [Palestinian] Corruption The Tower December 9, 2013
The Palestinians and Their 'State of Failure' Jewish Exponent November 27, 2013
is Arafat's Legacy an Intra-Fada? The Jewish Chronicle November 20, 2013
Hamas finances drying up, expert tells ASU students Jewish News November 15, 2013
Palestine's Self-Inflicted Wounds The National Interest November 8, 2013
One-Man Show National Post October 29, 2013
For Palestinians, the other enemy is their own leadership Globe and Mail October 23, 2013
An American Blogger vs. Palestine's First Family Wall Street Journal October 4, 2013
Judge tosses Palestinian president's son's lawsuit against Foreign Policy magazine Politico September 28, 2013
Netanyahu, Abbas, and the Kerry Initiative FDD Policy Brief July 19, 2013
The Exit of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and the Need for "Real Political Reform" FDD Policy Brief June 23, 2013
The Slow Death of Palestinian Democracy Foreign Policy April 19, 2013
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Resigning? FDD Policy Brief April 11, 2013
Hamas Leadership Selection: An Initial Assessment FDD Policy Brief April 1, 2013
It's Not An Intifada Foreign Policy February 28, 2013
Abbas Needs an Heir Apparent Los Angeles Times February 28, 2013
Israel and Palestine Prepare For a Third Intifada The New Republic January 21, 2013
State of Confusion Over State of Palestine January 15, 2013
After Abbas Foreign Policy December 13, 2012
How Israel Lost Europe Foreign Policy November 30, 2012
A Pillar of Problems Foreign Policy November 17, 2012
Why Israel Attacked Gaza National Post November 15, 2012
Reality catches up with Hamas Haaretz October 12, 2012
Fayyad's Last Stand? Weekly Standard Blog September 25, 2012
A Palestinian Spring Foreign Policy September 14, 2012
Gaza Prepares to Declare Independence (From Palestine) The New Republic September 10, 2012
Hamas's corruption Jerusalem Post August 23, 2012
Why the Palestinians are turning against al-Assad August 3, 2012
The Fate of Syria is in the Hands of ... Palestinians? The New Republic July 30, 2012
Hamas Rising Foreign Policy July 25, 2012
If At First You Don't Succeed... Foreign Policy June 27, 2012
The Brothers Abbas Foreign Policy June 5, 2012
US Taxpayers Aid To UNRWA Tops $10 Billion The Hill May 31, 2012
Defining Palestinian refugee status and the consequences The Hill May 23, 2012
Status Update Foreign Policy May 21, 2012
Abbas's Police State Foreign Policy April 30, 2012
The New Palestinian Strategy Commentary April 2012
Iran's War in Gaza Foreign Policy March 13, 2012
A New View of the "Arab Spring" Jerusalem Post January 30, 2012
Anti-Israeli Agenda Expected at Penn Conference Philadelphia Inquirer January 29, 2012
When Palestinian Politics Get Personal Weekly Standard Blog January 26, 2012
The Palestinian Campaign to Delegitimize Israel The National Interest January 19, 2012
Will Hamas splinter as external leaders seek a new home? The Jerusalem Post December 26, 2011
Hamas For Sale? Weekly Standard Online December 21, 2011
The End of Fayyadism Foreign Policy December 14, 2011
Austerity for Europe – Increased EU Aid for the Palestinians The Commentator November 27, 2011
Should Treasury Sanction the Palestinian Investment Fund? Weekly Standard Online November 8, 2011
Schalit Deal May Boost Fatah-Hamas Unity Jerusalem Post October 22, 2011
At The U.N., A French Twist Wall Street Journal Europe October 20, 2011
Reining in Abbas: How America Should Punish the Palestinian Leader The National Interest October 18, 2011
Congress Needs to Investigate Corrupt Palestine Investment Fund The Hill October 4, 2011
Origins of the Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence inFOCUS Quarterly September 21, 2011
Will Palestinians' U.N. Gambit Backfire? Politico September 19, 2011
Promoting Peace? Reexamining U.S. Aid to the Palestinian Authority House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Written Testimony September 14, 2011
Mahmoud Abbas and the Arab Spring Jerusalem Post September 7, 2011
Now is the Time for EU Leadership: Deflecting Palestinian Unilateralism at the UN The Commentator September 3, 2011
The Next Intifada? New York Post August 9, 2011
Susan Rice's Absence Did Not Go Unnoticed Contentions July 27, 2011
The Third Way For Middle East Peace Wall Street Journal Europe July 4, 2011
Are Taxpayers Funding Palestinians' Dangerous Unilateralism? The Hill June 28, 2011
Fatah, Hamas, and the Statehood Gambit Commentary June 2011
Hamas Turns on Fatah The National Interest June 14, 2011
Obama's Undue Pressure On Israel? Politico May 24, 2011
Will Palestinian Bonds Be Legal After Hamas Joins The Unity Government? The Hill May 11, 2011
Why the Hamas-Fatah Deal Is Bad for the Palestinians Weekly Standard Online May 10, 2011
Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Doomed? Politico April 30, 2011
Misguided Engagement Finnish Institute for Interational Affairs April 21, 2011
The End of the Erekat Era Jerusalem Post February 14, 2011
What Palestinians Are Saying Online Middle East Quarterly Winter 2011
A Palestinian State Means War Foreign Policy December 9, 2010
Palestinian Youth Reveal Their Fanaticism With Every Tweet National Post November 25, 2010
The 'Facebook' of Palestinian Society The American Thinker November 14, 2010
Attitude Correction November 3, 2010
Secrets Found in Palestinian Social Media Big Peace October 21, 2010
Social Media Study Reveals Palestinians Intentions? CBN News October 21, 2010
Internet Study Finds Worrying Palestinian Trends Ynet October 20, 2010
'Palestinian Web Landscape Dominated by Radicalism' Jerusalem Post October 20, 2010
Palestinians' True Intentions Made Known on Internet Israel Today Magazine October 20, 2010
Palestinian Pulse Capital Visitor Center October 19, 2010
Authors Tout Social Media As Means To Gain Insight On Palestine Talk Radio News Service October 19, 2010
Pay Attention to Palestinians on Twitter New York Post October 19, 2010
Palestine's Web 2.0 The National Interest October 18, 2010
Measuring the Palestinian Pulse BBC World News October 4, 2010
Palestine: Gaining Currency? The National Interest September 17, 2010
Mideast Peace Talks' Hidden Threat Politico September 1, 2010
The End of Palestinian Democracy? The Weekly Standard Blog July 15, 2010
The problem with Palestine is the lack of a true leader The News-Sentinel (Ft Wayne, IN) June 15, 2010
Mr. Obama, Mr. Abbas Does Not Want the Gaza Siege to End June 9, 2010
The Terror Finance Flotilla The Weekly Standard (online) May 31, 2010
The Other Mideast Conflict National Post May 25, 2010
Iran's Palestinian Uprising The Daily Caller April 6, 2010
Rashid Khalidi Headlines Taxpayer-funded Palestinian Fest American Thinker December 17, 2009
Unilaterally Declaring a State Could Backfire on PLO Frum Forum November 17, 2009
The Coming Palestinian Civil War New Majority October 27, 2009
Hamas vs. Al-Qaeda August 20, 2009
The Talibanization of Gaza Current Trends in Islamist Ideology August 19, 2009
Interview on inter-Palestinian conflict The Justice Hour with Lisa Macci May 11, 2009
"The Future of the Muslim Brotherhood" Project on Middle East Democracy April 28, 2009
Hamas, Fatah Split Grows As Prospects For Peace Dim Cleveland Jewish News April 17, 2009
The Palestinian Civil War and Israeli Security The Torch April 1, 2009
The Persian 'Elephant in the Room' Helped Dissolve Fatah-Hamas Talks The Jewish Exponent March 26, 2009
The Iranian Gambit in Gaza Commentary February 2009
Palestinian Divisions Obstacle to Peace Talks World Politics Review February 19, 2009
Why Hamas and Fatah Fight Near East Report February 19, 2009
Interview: Dissecting the Hamas-Israel war The Dennis Prager Show January 12, 2009
Ignoring the Bloodshed in Gaza Weekly Standard Online January 9, 2009
Palestine Divided National Review Online January 9, 2009
Hamas's Other War National Review Online January 8, 2009
Discussing the Hamas-Israel war in Gaza WEBY 1330AM December 29, 2008
How Hamas Governs Gaza December 11, 2008
The Role of Fatah November 27, 2008
Palestinian Civil War Casts Shadow Over Peace Talks JTA November 23, 2008
The Mullahs' Role in the Hamas-Fatah Conflict November 20, 2008
First Person Statement Middle East Strategy at Harvard November 18, 2008
Interview with Jonathan Schanzer on "Hamas vs. Fatah" November 14, 2008
The Palestinian Rocket Report June 10, 2008
Not Just Gaza Pajamas Media April 6, 2008
Profs Hammer Israel, Fail to Predict Palestinian War American Thinker March 12, 2008
The Prospects of al-Qaeda in Hamas-Controlled Gaza inFocus Fall 2007
Will Another Radical Faction Challenge Hamas? RJC Bulletin August 25, 2007
Hamas Rules National Review Online August 15, 2007
Hamas: Misrule in Gaza New York Post April 25, 2007
Assassinations Keep Hamas Off Balance The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles April 23, 2004
Arafat's Very Own Terror Brigades New York Post August 5, 2003
Will The Intifada Go On Forever? Moment Magazine August 1, 2003
Fatah-Hamas Relations: Rapprochement or Ready to Rumble? PolicyWatch December 19, 2002
The Roots of Palestinian Violence Revisited Generation J August 22, 2002
A Visit Here, A Visit There - Why Did One Prompt Violence? Jewish Exponent August 22, 2002
Palestinian Uprisings Compared Middle East Quarterly Summer 2002
Winning By Retreating? New York Post May 22, 2002
Withdrawal Wont Work Wall Street Journal April 15, 2002
A Gaza-West Bank Split? Middle East Intelligence Bulletin July/August 2001
The "Right of Return" Is Suicide for Israel Jewish Exponent February 8, 2001

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
Israel's Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945-1949
by Jeffrey Herf
Jerusalem Post August 6, 2022
Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Islamist Writings on Resistance and Religion
by Erik Skare
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2022
Arafat and Abbas: Portraits of Leadership in a State Postponed
by Menachem Klein
Middle East Quarterly June 4, 2020
Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History
by Nur Masalha
Middle East Quarterly June 17, 2019
Hamas Participation In Palestinian Government Likely Won't Trigger Cut-Off: The Islamic Resistance Movement
by Beverley Milton-Edwards and Stephen Farrell
Middle East Quarterly June 2, 2014
The Politics of Change in Palestine: State-Building and Non-Violent Resistance
by Michael Bröning
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2012
Hamas: From Resistance to Government
by Paola Caridi
Jerusalem Post August 23, 2012
Gaza: Morality, Law and Politics
by Raimond Gaita
Middle East Quarterly May 20, 2012
Hamas in Politics: Democracy, Religion, Violence
by Jeroen Gunning
Middle East Quarterly March 25, 2011
Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine
by Jonathan Schanzer
The Journal of International Security Affairs Autumn 2009
Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine
by Jonathan Schanzer
Washington Jewish Week January 7, 2009
Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine
by Jonathan Schanzer
The Washington Times December 30, 2008
Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine
by Jonathan Schanzer
Kirkus Reviews September 15, 2008
Hamas: A History From Within
by Azzam Tamimi
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2008
Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement
by Zaki Chehab
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2008
Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine
by Jonathan Schanzer
Publishers Weekly September 1, 2008
Palestinians Between Nationalism and Islam: Collected Essays
by Raphael Israeli
Jerusalem Post July 11, 2008
Israelis and Palestinians: Why Do They Fight? Can They Stop?
by Bernard Wasserstein
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2004
Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City
by Bernard Wasserstein
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2003
Syria and the Palestinians: The Clash of Nationalisms
by Ghada Hashem Talhami
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2003
Palestine: A Twice Promised Land?: The British, the Arabs & Zionism 1915-1920 , Vol. 1
by Isaiah Friedman
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2002
Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege
by Amira Hass
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2001


Title Publication Date
FDD's Jonathan Schanzer Releases New Book on Palestinian Governance Announcement October 29, 2013
New FDD Report on Palestinian Social Media Shows Challenges for U.S. Policy in The Middle East Announcement October 19, 2010

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