Jonathan Schanzer
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Title Publication Date
Germany Stands by Israel Commentary April 8, 2024
Preventing a Ramadan Explosion in the Holy Land The Liberal Patriot February 28, 2024
The UN agency that's supposed to aid Palestinian refugees has only made things worse Boston Globe February 8, 2024
The Middle East could get even uglier, with Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah ready to wage war on Israel New York Post February 6, 2024
The Terrorist-Aid Agency Commentary January 7, 2024
Egypt's Gaza Dilemma Commentary December 26, 2023
Stop With the Nice Words on Qatar Commentary December 3, 2023
Targeting Jihad Yaghmour and the Hamas operation in Turkey Washington Examiner November 14, 2023
Israel's Hunt for the Sinwar Brothers Israel's Hunt for the Sinwar Brothers Commentary November 13, 2023
United Nations' Bigotry Towards Israel House Foreign Affairs Committee November 8, 2023
The Hezbollah Two-Step The Hezbollah Two-Step Commentary November 4, 2023
Nasrallah's Big Speech Nasrallah's Big Speech Commentary November 1, 2023
How Biden Should Handle Missiles from Yemen Commentary October 31, 2023
The Real Gaza Hospital Crisis Commentary October 23, 2023
Supporting Israel and Ukraine Against Terror Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe October 19, 2023
Hamas, Israel, and the Danger of Safe Havens Long War Journal October 19, 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
Biden's Iran hostage deal imperils Israel and the rest of the world Washington Examiner September 14, 2023
U.S. emboldens Hezbollah at Israel's expense Washington Times August 9, 2023
Vital to protect pro-Israel UN votes from Pacific nations Jerusalem Post July 23, 2023
Breaking a leg in Jerusalem: How Arab-Israeli kindness challenged my assumptions Jerusalem Post July 10, 2023
Why Egypt's Sisi should go to Israel Washington Examiner June 8, 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
Why the West Bank is in Chaos Washington Examiner February 24, 2023
What Would a Third Intifada Mean for Palestinians? Newsweek February 23, 2023
Neither Here Nor There: Jordan and the Abraham Accords FDD Research Memo December 9, 2022
The Quiet War between Israel and Iran Middle East Quarterly December 2, 2022
What is missing from America's China policy? Skin in the Game Washington Examiner December 1, 2022
Israel must reclaim its Arab citizens Jerusalem Post November 18, 2022
Wary of China, Israel Toughens Screening of Foreign Investments FDD Policy Brief November 17, 2022
PGMs: Iran's Precision-Guided Munitions Project in the Shadow of a Nuclear Deal FDD Research Memo September 12, 2022
Another Iran Deal? FDD Research Memo August 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
Turkey Supports Hamas, Which Means an Alliance With Israel Isn't Going To Happen Mosaic June 28, 2022
Reality Bites Biden Washington Examiner June 23, 2022
Hamas as Tehran's Agent Middle East Quarterly Spring 2022
Jordan Has an Iran Problem. Can Israel and Saudi Arabia Unite to Combat It? The Dispatch May 27, 2022
Russia's Withdrawal From Syria Is an Opportunity for Israel Newsweek May 20, 2022
Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil Commentary Magazine May 2022
No one believes Biden has a red line in Ukraine after Obama's Syria debacle New York Post March 29, 2022
Biden throws Putin a nuclear lifeline Washington Examiner March 18, 2022
Anti-China for thee but not for we Washington Examiner February 24, 2022
A Year of Unforced Errors for Biden in the Middle East The Dispatch January 21, 2022
How Israel Should Handle the US-China Rivalry Algemeiner January 18, 2022
Israel's Arabs are the latest victim of Iran's proxy wars Al-Arabiya December 9, 2021
PGM: Iran's greatest threat to Israel after nuclear program Jerusalem Post December 2, 2021
Book Excerpt: Iran Nuclear Negotiations Loomed Over the May 2021 Gaza War All Israel News November 24, 2021
Book excerpt: 'Gaza Conflict 2021′ dives into 'war between wars' Military Times November 18, 2021
Book review: Gaza Conflict 2021, by Jonathan Schanzer ElderofZiyon November 15, 2021
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
Forging the American-Israeli Alliance of the Future Newsweek September 3, 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
It's Time for Biden to Call Netanyahu The Dispatch February 16, 2021
The U.N. Refugee Agency With Few Actual Refugees Wall Street Journal February 4, 2021
The Powerful Implications of Israel's Successful Missile Defense Test Newsweek December 28, 2020
Biden Should Heed the Concern of Israel and Arab Nations Regarding Iran The Dispatch November 30, 2020
How To Build Upon Recent Progress in the Middle East Newsweek November 17, 2020
How To Maintain Israel's Qualitative Military Edge Newsweek November 4, 2020
Celebrating a crucial milestone for the people of Sudan and for the United States The Washington Times October 28, 2020
Israel's next peace deal will be with Sudan New York Post September 23, 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
Why we must steer clear of the Lebanon aid trap Fox News August 17, 2020
Palestinians part of intl. system despite rejecting every peace plan Jerusalem Post August 16, 2020
Without dismantling Hezbollah's arsenal, Lebanon will always be at risk Al-Arabiya August 6, 2020
Lebanon Is Collapsing and Urgent Reform Is Desperately Needed Newsweek August 4, 2020
Amazon Pays a Fine for Crimea Business, but Occupied-Territories Policy Remains Murky FDD Insight July 22, 2020
Get Ready for a New Type of Israeli War The National Interest July 11, 2020
Countering China Is for the BIRDs Newsweek June 21, 2020
How to Decouple Key Supply Chains From China Newsweek May 13, 2020
Pompeo to Israel: A Scene Setter FDD Insight May 11, 2020
Corona crisis, Israel's unity government, and Israeli national security Jerusalem Post April 9, 2020
Coronavirus crisis and its future influence on Israel-China-US relations Jerusalem Post March 20, 2020
The UN's Selective Outrage on Occupied Territories Real Clear World March 4, 2020
Israel and US will handle the Iranian challenge in their own ways Jerusalem Post January 10, 2020
The New Rocket Threat to Israel Commentary Magazine January 2020
Assessing Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System FDD Research Memo November 13, 2019
Israel Is America's Unlikely Ally in the Trade War with China The National Interest August 26, 2019
The Congressman Who Hated Israel Commentary September 2019
US-Israeli missile defense cooperation sends clear message to foes The Hill August 5, 2019
What the US and Israel can expect from next week's meeting with Russia The Hill June 20, 2019
The Gaza Conundrum Commentary Magazine May 15, 2019
From Ben-Gurion to Netanyahu: The Evolution of Israel's National Security Strategy FDD Research Memo May 13, 2019
Trump Calls for Israeli Sovereignty over Golan Heights FDD Policy Brief March 21, 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
Israeli Security As the U.S. Leaves Syria Real Clear Defense January 7, 2019
Unlikely Allies, Israel and Egypt Face Joint Challenge in Gaza Real Clear Defense September 7, 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
Russia Risks a Showdown With Israel over Hezbollah in Syria Newsweek April 29, 2017
Standing With Israel On The Golan Heights Wall Street Journal February 17, 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
In the long term, China is not alliance material for Israel Jerusalem Post October 17, 2016
After Abbas, Le Déluge in the Palestinian Authority inFocus Quarterly Spring 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
Why Hamas Has Not Unleashed Violence From Gaza WSJ Think Tank October 26, 2015
Can Obama Counter Hezbollah After The Nuclear Deal? Huffington Post Blog October 7, 2015
The Iran Nuclear Deal Means War Between Israel and Hezbollah Huffington Post August 21, 2015
Should America and Israel Let Their Enemies Kill Each Other Off? Politico Magazine July 7, 2015
The Gaza War That Nobody Wants Jerusalem Post May 19, 2015
Israeli Voters Reacted to the Threats They Face New York Times, Room for Debate May 8, 2015
Why the Media Always Get Israeli Elections Wrong Politico Magazine March 18, 2015
An Election Won't Change Israel's Challenges or Its Response New York Times December 7, 2014
Israel's Naval Iron Dome: Ideal for Qatar, But A Deal Not Likely Military Edge November 6, 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
Why Qatar and Turkey Can't Solve the Crisis in Gaza The National Interest July 23, 2014
Friendless in the Middle East Politico July 15, 2014
The Teenagers' Revolt Foreign Policy July 8, 2014
If All Else Fails, Blame the Israelis Foreign Policy May 29, 2014
An Edge in the Desert Foreign Policy February 3, 2014
Netanyahu, Abbas, and the Kerry Initiative FDD Policy Brief July 19, 2013
The Winds of War in Lebanon FDD Policy Brief February 11, 2013
If Iran and Israel fight, Lebanon will be the first battlefield The Globe and Mail February 1, 2013
Israel's January Surprise Foreign Policy January 23, 2013
Israel and Palestine Prepare For a Third Intifada The New Republic January 21, 2013
How Israel Lost Europe Foreign Policy November 30, 2012
Why U.S.-Israel Ties Just Got Warmer November 28, 2012
Hamas Israel War Fox News November 19, 2012
A Pillar of Problems Foreign Policy November 17, 2012
Why Israel Attacked Gaza National Post November 15, 2012
Did Israel and the U.S. Just Cooperate on a Dry-Run for an Iran Intervention? The New Republic November 3, 2012
The Global March For Jerusalem Weekly Standard Blog March 27, 2012
Anti-Israeli Agenda Expected at Penn Conference Philadelphia Inquirer January 29, 2012
The Palestinian Campaign to Delegitimize Israel The National Interest January 19, 2012
The Next Intifada? New York Post August 9, 2011
Susan Rice's Absence Did Not Go Unnoticed Contentions July 27, 2011
Obama's Undue Pressure On Israel? Politico May 24, 2011
Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Doomed? Politico April 30, 2011
Fighting Terror in Sudan YNet News April 20, 2011
An Israeli Apology May Just Deepen the Rift with Turkey Jerusalem Post December 22, 2010
The U.S.-Israel Relationship The Alyona Show July 7, 2010
Bibi and Barack's Smiles Cannot Erase Challenges to U.S-Israel Relations July 7, 2010
Analysis of the Netanyahu-Obama Meeting ABC 8, Northern Virginia March 23, 2010
Analyzing the U.S.-Israel Diplomatic Crisis CBN News March 16, 2010
Interview on the Shalit Negotiations CBC Radio: The Current December 23, 2009
Speaker: Israel Security Threatened Lancaster Intelligencer Journal September 15, 2009
Israeli Election Analysis National Review Online: The Corner February 11, 2009
Interview on Israel's Elections CBC Radio: The Current February 9, 2009
Assassinations Keep Hamas Off Balance The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles April 23, 2004
The Roots of Palestinian Violence Revisited Generation J August 22, 2002
Winning By Retreating? New York Post May 22, 2002
Withdrawal Wont Work Wall Street Journal April 15, 2002

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
The Art of Military Innovation: Lessons from the Israel Defense Forces
by Edward N. Luttwak and Eitan Shamir
Washington Free Beacon January 15, 2024
Target Tehran: How Israel is Using Sabotage, Cyberwarfare, Assassination—and Secret Diplomacy—to Stop a Nuclear Iran and Create a New Middle East
by Yonah Jeremy Bob and Ilan Evyatar
Washington Free Beacon October 15, 2023
Israel's Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945-1949
by Jeffrey Herf
Jerusalem Post August 6, 2022
Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and Eleven Days of War
by Jonathan Schanzer
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2022
Building Democracy on Sand: Israel without a Constitution
by Arye Carmon
Middle East Quarterly September 4, 2020
Transforming America's Israel Lobby: The Limits of its Power and the Potential for Change
by Dan Fleshler
The Jerusalem Post May 8, 2009


Title Publication Date
FDD Press Publishes New Book Examining May 2021 Hamas-Israel Conflict Announcement November 3, 2021

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