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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

January 15, 2020 10:01 am

Photo-Ops Notwithstanding, Iran Faces the US Alone

The era of superpower confrontation hardly elicits nostalgia. The Cold War did, however, possess one redeeming quality: clarity. It was relatively easy to identify friends,...

December 12, 2019 10:09 am

Why Iran Should Expect More Social Unrest

Karl Marx famously predicted that workers in the industrial powerhouses of England and Prussia would be the first candidates for the proletarian revolution. He based...

November 28, 2019 8:36 am

Iran and Its Proxies Face the Costs of Imperialism

In a serious jolt to the Iranian regime, recent weeks have seen recurrent attacks on the headquarters of pro-Iranian militia headquarters in Iraq’s southern provinces....

November 22, 2019 12:23 am

Is Hamas Being Tamed?

There are two possible solutions to the violence emanating from the Gaza Strip. First, either embark on a massive fourth round of conflict, like the 2014...

November 14, 2019 8:25 am

Gaza Conflagration Highlights the Differences Between Hamas and Islamic Jihad

The latest conflagration between Israel and Gaza, which erupted within hours of the killing of Islamic Jihad senior commander Baha Abu al-Ata, underscores the crucial...

October 23, 2019 7:25 am

Political Islam Is Declining in the Middle East

Few live images were more dramatic than the collapse and death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the first-ever Muslim Brotherhood head of state, in...

September 18, 2019 8:49 am

Why Israel Must Tolerate Hamas for Now

Israel’s inability to thwart Hamas on the Gaza front, even as it persistently worsens the lives of the 20,000 Israeli citizens who live in the...

September 10, 2019 5:14 am

Was Israel’s Entry Refusal a Boon or Bust for Tlaib and Omar?

Ever since the heavy British crackdown on Irish rebels after their defeat during the famous Easter uprising of 1916, policymakers have been acutely aware that...

September 9, 2019 5:56 am

Hezbollah’s Demographic Problem Explains Its Restraint

Israel’s three-pronged attacks over the past two weeks in Syria, Iraq, and, above all, in Dahiya -- the vast Shiite neighborhood in Beirut where Hezbollah...

August 27, 2019 5:03 am

Refusing Entry to Foreign Nationals: How Common Is It?

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are both first-term Democratic members of Congress. They are also inveterate Israel-bashers and vocal supporters of BDS. Omar was born...

August 22, 2019 7:46 am

‘The Occupation’ — How the EU Discriminates Against Israel

The European Commission, the executive and bureaucratic arm of the EU, has an excellent search function with which to find and sort decisions and reports...

August 18, 2019 4:58 am

The Palestinians, Happiness, and the ‘Occupation’

It might sound frivolous to attempt to measure happiness. Still, for a Columbia University think tank and two respectable Canadian policy institutes, the measuring of...

August 5, 2019 12:51 pm

Is the BDS Movement on the Rise?

According to the BDS movement’s Palestinian branch, the impact of the movement “is increasing substantially.” Many pro-Israel sites and organizations agree with that assessment. But...

July 24, 2019 9:24 am

Trump’s Economic Plan Is Necessary Because Peace Is Not Possible

None of the three actors in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict envisions peace in the foreseeable future. Hamas can’t entertain the idea of real peace for ideological reasons....


Roy Nissany Becomes Israel’s First Formula One Driver - Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula...

Eyewitness to Horror: New York Museum Opens Exhibit of Art by Holocaust Victims

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying...

Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To The Edge of Sorrow’ Asks the Right Questions

The Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in 2018. His novel To the Edge...


From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...


Canada Says Black Boxes From Iran Plane Crash Should Be Sent to France

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to send the flight and cockpit data recorders from a crashed jet to France for analysis and said the first remains of victims...


Over 10 Percent of Israelis Make Weekly Use of Bikes and E-Scooters, Report...

Ctech - Approximately 12 percent of Israelis use bikes, electric bicycles, and electric scooters on a weekly basis, according to...

Middle East

UN Says Around 350,0000 Syrians Have Fled Russian-Led Assault in Idlib

Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near Turkey,...

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