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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 2, 2020 5:36 am

Violence Could Erupt in the West Bank — but It Could Not

Those opposing the extension of Israeli sovereignty over parts of the Jordan Valley warn that the areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA) are likely...

March 18, 2020 6:43 am

Iran’s Coronavirus Economic Meltdown

All Iran experts know how hard it is to get reliable data on that country. The regime obscures everything from basic macroeconomic figures to government...

March 9, 2020 6:56 am

Iran’s Shiite Crescent and the Coronavirus

Iran’s Shiite crescent, which until recently reflected its imperial reach into the Arab world, has now become pathological with the spread of Covid-19 (the official...

February 25, 2020 9:17 am

How Hamas Spends Qatari Money

As Israelis in the Gaza border communities -- caught between missile launches and flights of incendiary balloons -- ponder the meaning of the “hasdara,” or arrangement,...

February 10, 2020 9:19 am

Iran’s Strategic Mistake: Too Many Enemies

Sometimes, political demise is caused by having too many enemies. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hitler was delighted. He reasoned that Japan, as an ally, was...

January 27, 2020 9:34 am

Israel’s Strikes in Syria Hurt Iran’s Purse Strings

Israel’s attacks on the Iranian build-up in Syria have been unrelenting, though they are not without dangers -- most of all, the possibility of incidents...

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...


The Overnight Camp Summer That Wasn’t - Dahlia Jones was looking forward to this summer. For six years, she’s been attending Eisner Camp, and this...

Jewish Day Schools Adapt to COVID-19 - On a recent June night, 25 people, primarily young children, sat on their couches and watched as a...


Trump Commutes Longtime Adviser Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian...


Israelis Protest Against Government Response to Coronavirus

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday in Tel Aviv, angered by what they say has been an inept government response to the economic hits they have taken during the coronavirus...

Middle East

Dubai Announces New Coronavirus Economic Support Worth Over $400 Million

Dubai has announced a new package worth 1.5 billion dirhams ($408 million) to help the economy cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the crown prince of the emirate,...

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