INTERVIEW: Debrief On The Middle East

October 12, 2023

SmartHER With Jonathan Schanzer

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What makes Hamas unique?

What is their ultimate goal?

Why did Hamas plan this attack now?

What should we watch for next?

We explore these questions with leading terror expert and author Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President of Research at the nonpartisan think tank – Foundation For The Defense of Democracies.

A Hebrew and Arabic speaker, Jonathan has spent his career researching terror groups, terror financing and how terrorism impacts policy around the world, and specifically in the Middle East. His most recent book examined specifically the relationship between Israel and Hamas: Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and Eleven Days of War.

Thank you to Jonathan for sharing his expertise with SmartHER News – You can follow him on social media and through FDD.

A few show notes:

The report I mentioned about the threat of violence has become a more verified story covered by Reuters – Here’s the background to it.

The full BBC interview with Husam Zomlot

Here’s a link to Jonathan’s latest book


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by Jenna Lee,