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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

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...

May 30, 2018 9:59 am

Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem Has Not Led to an Uptick in Violence

Some people have claimed that President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and move the US embassy there, has increased violence and instability in...

May 28, 2018 7:35 am

Summing Up ‘The March of Return’

Hamas did not achieve the goals it had in mind when it organized and set in motion the “March of Return” campaign. The organization would...

May 13, 2018 11:56 am

What Might an Israel-Iran War Look Like?

Given Iran and Israel's mutual resolve in meeting their completely contradictory objectives -- Tehran’s aim of turning Syria into a forward base for direct Iranian operations and Israel’s...

May 9, 2018 8:36 am

The Battle Over Abbas’ Successor Will Entail Conflict and Instability

At present, the issue of any leadership change in the Palestinian Authority (PA) is hypothetical. Mahmoud Abbas shows no sign of either abdicating or designating a...

May 3, 2018 4:08 pm

Most Iranians Couldn’t Care Less About the Palestinians or Israel

Diplomats who have served in Tehran frequently claim that Israel and the Palestinians are marginal to Iranian concerns. They are correct about the Iranian public...

April 13, 2018 12:14 pm

Should the US Really Withdraw From Iraq?

It takes only a quick read of the main articles featured in al-Wifaq, the Arabic-language mouthpiece of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to grasp the complexity...

April 12, 2018 9:54 am

The Test of the March of Return: Violence in the West Bank

Hamas’ March of Return campaign in Gaza will count as a success for its organizers only insofar as it mobilizes mass violence in Jerusalem, Ramallah,...

April 5, 2018 2:25 pm

The Return of Imperialism: The Islamic Republic of Iran

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Francis Fukuyama, in a widely publicized book, announced the ultimate triumph of liberal democracy and, with it, the...

March 28, 2018 12:49 pm

The Palestinian Way of War: Gaza’s March of Return

Ever since Fatah committed its first act of sabotage against a pipeline of the National Water Carrier on January 1, 1965, the Palestinian national movement...


Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

Senior US Police and Public Safety Officials Boost Skills in Israel - After two intensive weeks of public-safety leadership training with Israel’s top police...


Austrian Jewish Leader Says Proposed Kosher Meat Restrictions Are Reminisce...

The head of Vienna's Jewish community has compared a proposal that would require Jews to register with the government in order...


US Jewish Leaders Call for Global Condemnation of Hamas for ‘Eco-Terr...

Hamas must be castigated globally for the kite bomb and incendiary balloon attacks it has been conducting against Israel in...

Middle East

Turkish Court Rules to Keep US Pastor in Jail as Trial Continues

A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday to keep an American pastor in jail during his trial on terrorism and spying charges, a case that has deepened a rift between the...