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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 30, 2020 5:52 am

The EU’s Hypocrisy on Housing Demolitions in Israel

Entering the phrase “housing demolitions” in the EU’s official site yields a shocking result: 18 of the first documents to appear concern Israeli demolitions of...

September 29, 2020 4:49 am

The Palestinians Have Been Lying For Years. Can They Still Get Away With It?

The Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels unfortunately proved to the world that it is possible to lie in several contradictory directions at once: for example,...

September 4, 2020 9:38 am

The Israel-UAE Agreement’s Greatest Achievement: Little Arab Protest

Lively analysis has taken place over the possible ramifications of the Israel-UAE peace agreement. Some have rightly noted that while this is the third peace...

August 12, 2020 6:11 am

Lebanon’s Lessons for Israel

How many Lebanons are there? This has been a question ever since the French Mandate in 1920. It was repeatedly raised after Lebanon’s independence in 1943,...

August 3, 2020 8:01 am

The Fading Memory of Soleimani Exposes Iran’s Sclerotic Regime

The extent to which Qassem Soleimani’s spectacular demise at the hands of the Americans affected Iran’s ability to harm the US and its allies is...

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....


Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...


Trump Votes Early in Florida as Biden Warns of COVID-19 ‘Dark Winter&...

President Donald Trump voted in his adopted home of Florida before hitting the campaign trail for rallies in three swing...


Israeli Foreign Minister Says Anti-Hezbollah Efforts ‘Bearing Fruit&#...

Israel's foreign minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, hailed on Friday the growing number of countries that have blacklisted Hezbollah as a terrorist...

Middle East

Iran Says US-Brokered Sudan-Israel Deal Secured by ‘Ransom’

Iran's foreign ministry on Saturday described a US-brokered Sudan-Israel deal to normalize ties as "phony" and accused Khartoum of paying a ransom in return for Washington removing it from a...

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