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Seth Frantzman has a PhD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in historical geography with a concentration on the history of minorities in the Middle East, and has lectured at other academic institutions on American policy in the Middle East and American history. A fellow at The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, he has worked at the JDC and The Shalem Center. A long-time columnist and features writer for The Jerusalem Post, he has been the Oped Editor there since 2012. He can be followed on Twitter @sfrantzman and at his website sethfrantzman.com.

ARTICLES BY: Seth Frantzman


December 28, 2017 2:16 pm
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The Incitement Against Sholom Rubashkin

The media is abuzz with the story that US President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin. As CNBC notes: “The Chasidic Jewish Rubashkin was convicted...

March 1, 2017 12:14 pm
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Why Were the 7,000 Antisemitic Incidents Under Obama Largely Ignored?

In the last two months, almost 100 Jewish community centers and day schools have been targeted with antisemitic threats. The map of the threats is...

June 30, 2016 4:30 am
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We Must Know the Truth About What Happened to Israel’s Yemenite Children

Steven Plaut recently wrote a piece in The Algemeiner claiming that "Yemenite children were never kidnapped in Israel." His article was a response to news that the Israel State Archives...

May 10, 2016 6:41 am
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The Outrage of Comparing Israel to the Nazis

At a UN meeting last Friday, the Venezuelan ambassador Rafael Ramirez listened to a presentation by an Israeli human rights organization about attacks on Palestinians. The...

February 18, 2016 5:08 am
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In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes (PART TWO)

Part One of this article appeared here. Nothing can prepare one for the level of destruction found in Shingal. The streets are strewn with rubble, housing blown...

February 11, 2016 6:00 am
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In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

The two bullet casings are already beginning to rust. Sheikh Nasser Pasha plucks them from the ground. “Look, one is from an AK-47, one from...

November 24, 2015 7:42 am
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It’s Time to Call Islamic Extremism What It Is

On November 27, 2008, Fahad Ullah and Mohammed Altaf were barricaded in the Oberoi Trident Hotel in Mumbai. They were two of 10 perpetrators of the Mumbai...

July 31, 2015 12:55 pm
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BBC Uses ‘Report’ on Jerusalem Light Rail System to Bash Israel

Last Friday, the BBC’s Panorama program aired a story on Israel that suffered from extreme bias - even by the low standards the BBC has become known...

July 6, 2015 6:57 am
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Democrats Think Israel is Racist? They’re Probably Right

A few days after the U.S. was the only country to stand by Israel at the United Nations Human Rights Council, an ostensibly shocking survey was released that showed that...

June 25, 2015 2:31 pm
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An Eyewitness Account of the Kurds’ Battle Against ISIS

  This firsthand report was originally published by MIDA.  The desert grasslands around Mosul are parched and hot.  Northern Iraq is not a place one would want...

April 15, 2015 9:53 am
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Israel Must Banish its Ashkenazi-Mizrahi Stereotypes

Living in Israel sometimes makes me wonder what it must have been like to live in 1950s America. My grandmother was a civil rights...

February 2, 2015 3:54 am
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Will Argentina’s Jews Be Scapegoated?

"I ask myself how these wise and good-hearted people could have fallen into a trap and wound up on the same side as the country's...

January 21, 2015 11:21 am
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Stop Telling Jews to ‘Check Their Privilege’

"On Martin Luther King Day, Jews must acknowledge their privilege," wrote Maital Friedman on January 14 at the JTA. Jews have become the latest group targeted...

November 27, 2014 2:07 pm
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The Truth About Israel’s Jewish State Law

In a 2007 interview, former Knesset Speaker and Jewish Agency Chairman Avram Burg claimed "to define the State of Israel as a Jewish state is...

Features

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "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

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

World

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Draws Fire Over Holocaust Remarks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came under fire on Wednesday after saying that posts by Holocaust deniers should not be deleted from his social media platform. In an interview on the "Recode...

Israel

Israel’s Elbit on Hunt for More Takeovers

Israeli military electronics firm Elbit Systems, which has just completed two acquisitions in the United States and Israel, remains on the lookout for potential takeover targets in the United States...

Middle East

Pro-Assad Villages Evacuated in Deal With Syrian Insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television reported, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several...

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