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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


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...

February 21, 2018 2:56 pm
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Iran’s New Anti-Israel ‘Resistance Axis’

The launch of an Iranian drone into Israel and the escalation that followed constitute a new phase in the Iranian-Israeli conflict, which until now has been...

February 4, 2018 7:19 pm
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39 Years Since the Establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran

On February 1, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini landed at Mehrabad Airport to the cheering of the crowds. Ten days later, he declared the establishment...

January 7, 2018 7:59 pm
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Protests in Iran: Social Challenges vs. Foreign Policy Ambitions

The social protests currently taking place in Iran arise from the gap between the Islamic leadership’s ambition for regional hegemony, and ordinary people’s desire for...

Culture

Mourning a Jewish Man of Laughter

He was a prankster who loved to wear purple. He was a devoted father of two young girls. His phone...

Food Scholar Adam Richman Shares Emotional Moment at the Western Wall

Jewish TV personality and food expert Adam Richman visited the Western Wall in...

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

World

Capture of White Nationalist in Ohio Was ‘Situation Where Everything ...

The cooperation between the Jewish community and local law enforcement agencies leading to the arrest of a white supremacist who...

Israel

UNC Charlotte Team Discovers Evidence of the Babylonian Conquest of Jerusal...

The director of the archaeological team excavating Mount Zion in Jerusalem told The Algemeiner on Monday that their sensational discovery...

Middle East

Car Bomb Hits Security Force in Northeastern Syria, at Least One Killed

A car bomb killed one member of a security force and wounded two others in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday, the security force said. Islamic State...

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