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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


September 20, 2018 10:33 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemiti...

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help...

Israel

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

Middle East

Egyptian Envoys Rush to Gaza for ‘Critical’ Talks Aimed at Easi...

Egyptian envoys have arrived in the Gaza Strip on a "critical visit" to save the possibility of reconciliation between Hamas...

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