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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

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...

July 17, 2018 12:05 pm

Have Putin and Netanyahu Struck a Grand Bargain?

Israel allegedly struck the T4 base near Homs, Syria on July 8, but did not conduct any airstrikes to stop the advance of Syrian and...

July 3, 2018 10:59 am

Is Hamas Terrorism as Effective as It Used to Be?

The downturn in Hamas’ fortunes is not only political but also practical. From the 1990s through the “al-Aqsa intifada” it made lethal use of suicide...

June 28, 2018 7:36 am

Interest in Past Leaders Reflects the Crisis on the Israeli Left

The crisis of the Israeli left is reflected in the sharply declining interest in Yitzhak Rabin compared to Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir among Israelis....

June 7, 2018 9:05 am

Giving Economic Aid to Gaza Will Not Reduce Terror and Violence

Many experts claim that easing economic conditions in the Gaza Strip, particularly the granting of permission to Gazans to work in Israel, is the way...


Trauma and Terror: The View from Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...

Antisemites to the Left of Me, Nazis to the Right: Stuck in the Middle With Jews

We enjoyed a wonderful 60-year run, we American Jews. The postwar boom of...


‘In Vino Veritas:’ Prominent BDS Leader Arrested After Drunken,...

  Amateur video of a prominent BDS leader and human rights lawyer engaging in a prolonged, racist rant against staff in the...


Outrage Ensues as Israeli Minister Calls Gaza Assault on Southern Israel ...

Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi sparked outrage throughout government leadership and in the general public on Thursday when...

Middle East

US Envoy: Fight Against Islamic State in Last Syria Stronghold May End Soon

The Trump administration hopes that the US-backed fight against Islamic State in its last foothold in northeastern Syria will end within months, but American forces will remain to ensure the...