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Dr. Doron Itzchakov is a Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies (ACIS) and the Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University.

ARTICLES BY: Doron Itzchakov


December 4, 2019 7:40 pm
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Tehran and the Restive Iraqis

With many Iraqis (including Shiites) blaming Tehran for the social restiveness engulfing their country, Iranian policymakers fear the weakening of Tehran’s grip on its neighbor. While...

November 27, 2019 2:24 pm
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The Iranian Regime vs. the Fuel Protests

On Nov. 15, Iranians discovered to their horror that not only had fuel prices spiraled from 1,000 to 1,500 tomans per liter ($0.30 to $0.45),...

October 28, 2019 7:15 am
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How Tehran Sees Turkey’s Invasion of Syria

Turkey’s military offensive against the Kurds in northeastern Syria prompted recriminations from the Islamic Republic, but the Iranian regime understands that it could ultimately redound...

October 2, 2019 5:50 am
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The Popular Mobilization Forces at a Crossroads

JNS.org - The al-Hashd al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF) militia bases in Iraq, which are largely supported by Iran, operate separately from the Iraqi...

September 24, 2019 8:55 am
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How to Deal With Iran After the Saudi Oil Attacks

The latest findings in the investigation of the September 14 attack on the Abqaiq and Khurais oilfields in eastern Saudi Arabia indicate that it was...

April 30, 2019 12:14 pm
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Iran Must Demonize Its Enemies to Justify Itself

At the onset of spring, the Islamic Republic of Iran observes the holiday of Noruz (the roots of which originated in the pre-Islamic period). As...

March 29, 2019 1:34 pm
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Iran Makes Dangerous Inroads in Iraq

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s unprecedented recent visit to Iraq on March 11 to 13, which received wide media coverage, was prompted by both domestic and...

March 7, 2019 8:02 am
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Iran’s Unwavering Hatred of Israel

Iran’s overnight shift from Israel’s friend to its arch-enemy was a strange and shocking turn of events. The two countries do not share a common...

November 28, 2018 12:17 pm
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Despite Tough Rhetoric, Trump’s Iran Sanctions Are Full of Holes

On November 5, the Trump administration imposed wide-ranging sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran, in order to bring about a change in the revolutionary regime’s...

September 21, 2018 7:33 am
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The Tehran Summit and Iran’s Regional Ambitions

The recent Russian-Turkish-Iranian summit in Tehran underscored the Islamic Republic’s determination to take an active and central part in the future reconstruction of Syria in...

June 28, 2018 2:38 pm
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Iran’s Quds Day: Ideology or Interests?

On June 8, the Islamic Republic of Iran held its annual “Quds Day” to express the nation’s support for the Palestinian struggle. Iran invests a...

June 6, 2018 9:11 am
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Between Kazerun and Tehran: Iranian Protests in Peripheral Cities

A number of protests took place recently in Iran that received almost no attention anywhere other than inside the country itself. These events occurred in...

May 4, 2018 1:08 pm
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Iran Faces Economic Challenges as Its Currency Plunges

The sharp decline in the value of the Iranian currency is causing upheaval in the Iranian economy, and challenging the government and the banking sector....

March 9, 2018 1:52 pm
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The Rivalry of Iran and Bahrain: Ancient Ambitions, New Tactics

Iran’s push for hegemony in the Persian Gulf is hardly new. It stems from geostrategic and geopolitical factors related to the region’s importance in all...

Culture

New Trailer Released for Next Season of ‘Fauda’ Set in Gaza

JNS.org - A trailer for the third season of the hit Israeli TV series “Fauda” was released on Sunday. While the...

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman Wears Custom Cleats to Support Israeli Baseball

JNS.org - New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore customized cleats on...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Feds View New Jersey Kosher Grocery Rampage as Domestic Terrorism, FBI to L...

The FBI will now oversee the investigation of this week's deadly attack on a New Jersey kosher grocery store, which officials are...

Israel

DuPont Acquires Israeli Desalination Company Desalitech

CTech - New York-listed chemicals company DuPont announced Wednesday it has agreed to acquire Israeli desalination company Desalitech. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Founded in...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Attacks in Iraq Risk Uncontrollable Escalation, US Official Say...

A senior US military official said on Wednesday attacks by Iranian-backed groups on bases hosting US forces in Iraq were gathering pace and becoming more sophisticated, pushing all sides closer to...

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