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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

Eurovision Fans Hit Tel Aviv Beach Ahead of Saturday Final

Hundreds of tourists and concertgoers packed into a seafront Eurovision park in Tel Aviv on Friday, soaking in the late...

Madonna Gets Into Eurovision Groove in Tel Aviv

Pop star Madonna took time out ahead of her scheduled guest performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, attending an...

Actress Rachel McAdams Attends Eurovision in Israel to Research New Film Role

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is currently in Israel researching for her upcoming role in the new...

Features

Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of...

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

World

Polish Prime Minister: Reparations for Jewish Property Stolen During the Ho...

The Prime Minister of Poland has declared that paying compensation for Jewish property stolen during the Holocaust would be a...

Israel

White House Announces ‘Economic Workshop’ in Bahrain as First S...

The Trump administration has announced plans to host a regional "economic workshop” as the first stage of its much-anticipated Middle East...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Says It Seeks to Avert War, Ball in Iran’s Court

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets,...

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