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Professor Hillel Frisch is a professor of political studies and Middle East studies at Bar-Ilan University, and a senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.

ARTICLES BY: Hillel Frisch

February 11, 2019 7:29 am

Politics and Economics Drive European Aid - The European Union purports to deliver aid to needy communities on the basis of neutral, impartial, and independent judgments. The grossly disproportionate aid given...

January 8, 2019 8:59 am

The Story of Israel and Abbas: Security Cooperation (and Terrorism)

At one and the same time, the Palestinian Authority (PA) indirectly encourages terrorism while pursuing extensive security cooperation with Israel to quell it. Israel accepts...

November 27, 2018 11:51 am

Another Round, Not More Extortion, Is Needed in Gaza - To urge a fourth round of warfare against Hamas is no easy matter, least of all at a moment when Israeli decision makers...

November 26, 2018 9:22 am

To Ensure Sovereignty Over Jerusalem, Arab Residents Must Be Equally Protected

Benjamin Netanyahu takes pride in having played a key role in President Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and...

November 8, 2018 8:33 am

There Is No Political Solution for Gaza

According to Tzipi Livni, the MK for the Zionist Union and leader of the opposition, not only is there a political solution to Gaza, but...

November 1, 2018 12:34 am

Comparing Hebrew and Arabic Wikipedia Entries on the 1973 War Is Somewhat Hopeful

To Israelis, it is the Yom Kippur War. To Egyptians, it is the October (Tishrin), Ramadan, or Freedom War. Fought 45 years ago, the war...

September 28, 2018 9:01 am

How to Deal with Hamas: Make Concessions or Fight?

Israel’s leading politicians, Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been engaged in a fierce debate with Minister of Education Naftali...

September 26, 2018 11:30 am

Israel’s Nationality Law, UN Resolution 181, and the Arab List

Ever since 1988, when after 40 years of rejection, the PLO feigned acceptance of UN General Assembly Resolution 181 on the partition of mandatory Palestine...

September 20, 2018 10:33 am

Humanitarian Concessions Will Not Reduce Hamas Violence: Here’s the Evidence

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman appears to be accepting the argument that humanitarian gestures towards Hamas will buy quiet from the terror group. But the...

September 18, 2018 6:17 am

The Price of Israeli Withdrawal: Lessons from the Past

Twelve years after the tidal wave of terrorist violence known by the misnomer "the al-Aqsa Intifada," one still hears prominent politicians, commentators, and political researchers...

September 6, 2018 9:46 am

Why Hamas Escalated Its War — and Why It Is Winning

The accumulated deterrence achieved in the three previous rounds of wide-scale fighting between Israel and Hamas in 2008-9, 2012, and 2014 has come to a...

August 14, 2018 8:05 am

The Gulf States: The Weak Link in Sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration and Congress should address a major loophole in the Iran sanctions regime: the robust financial and economic ties between Gulf States and...

August 2, 2018 4:01 pm

How Popular Is Iran in Lebanon?

Iran’s hard power in Lebanon is well-known. At its beck and call is the Hezbollah militia, the powerful military force through which Iran largely controls...

July 18, 2018 11:30 am

Despite Putin’s Despotism, Russia Needs Israel

Why has Russia under Vladimir Putin acknowledged Israel’s need to prevent the buildup of an Iranian military presence in Syria? Putin’s vision is to cement...


Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...


Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program? - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...


Poll Reveals One Third of British Voters Believe Labour Party Leader Jeremy...

A new poll has revealed that a third of British voters believe controversial Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is an...


El Al Now Offers Wi-Fi on Israel-North America Flights

CTech - Israel’s national airline El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. now offers in-flight Wi-Fi services in trans-Atlantic flights to North America, the company announced Sunday. In July, El Al officially...

Middle East

Syria’s Assad: United States Will Sell Out Those Relying on It

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control much of the north. "We say to...