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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


August 24, 2020 4:34 am
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Iran and the Israel-UAE Deal

The condemnations in the Iranian media of the nascent Israel-UAE peace agreement are hardly surprising. The regime’s leadership is covering its embarrassment and apprehension with...

April 20, 2020 7:00 am
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The New Quds Force Commander’s Visit to Iraq Bodes Ill for American and World Peace

In early April, Quds Force commander Esmail Qaani, who had succeeded Qassem Soleimani three months earlier, visited Iraq to unify the Shiite factions in opposition...

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...

Culture

Chrissy Teigen Hosts Her First Shabbat With Recipe From Popular Jewish Chef

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen hosted her first Shabbat meal this past...

Israeli Chef Michael Solomonov Launches New Web Cooking Series ‘Bringing Israel Home’

Five-time James Beard Foundation award-winning Israeli chef Michael Solomonov...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Spanish Court Exonerates BDS Activists Who Forced Reggae Festival’s B...

A court in Spain on Monday dismissed charges of antisemitism against a group of activists whose anti-Zionist campaign against US...

Israel

Israel Sharing COVID-19 Data With Pfizer to Help Fine-Tune Vaccine Rollout

Israel is giving weekly data updates on its COVID-19 outbreak to vaccine maker Pfizer under a collaboration agreement that may help other countries fine-tune their inoculation campaigns and achieve "herd...

Middle East

Iran’s Zarif Tells France: Avoid ‘Absurd Nonsense’ About ...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday dismissed a claim by France that Tehran was in the process of...

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