Prof. Hillel Frisch

Prof. Hillel Frisch

Prof. Hillel Frisch

(Ph.D. Hebrew University) Expert on Palestinian and Islamic politics, institutions and military strategies; Israeli Arabs; Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East; Palestinian-Jordanian relations; and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Jordan. Email: [email protected]

Israel’s Five Policy Options Regarding Judea and Samaria

| March 29, 2016

When Mahmoud Abbas departs from his post as leader of the Palestinian Authority, Israel will have to make strategic choices. This paper discusses five possible policy approaches, none of which is ideal. They are caretaker conflict resolution, creative friction, constructive chaos, unilateral withdrawal, and unilateral annexation. The caretaker option is probably the most feasible; unilateral withdrawal is the least. In every case, however, Israel will have to maintain a military presence in Judea and Samaria.

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Hamas: A Social Welfare Government or War Machine?

| December 1, 2015

Hamas prides itself on having a reputation dedicated to the public welfare of Palestinians and for providing a variety of social services. The following study evaluates the veracity of this claim. The Hamas government in Gaza acts as another case study that highlights the disastrous leadership which plagued the Palestinian national movement since its inception.

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Why the Status Quo on the Temple Mount Needs to Change

| October 19, 2015

The fact that al-Aqsa is not in danger, does not mean that the status quo on the Temple Mount should remain constant. To the contrary, it must change on both strategic and moral grounds; and for the sake of true Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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While The Jihadists Make Headlines, Fundamentalist Iran is Making Major Gains

| February 5, 2015

The United States’ policy in response to both Iran and the Islamic state is confusing and contradictory. Washington must reexamine the Iranian threat by confronting it, rather than appeasing its leaders.

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Aid to the Palestinians: A Case of Flagrant Discrimination

| October 22, 2014

The disproportionate dispensation of international aid to the Palestinians is discriminatory and biased.

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Hit Hamas Hard to Create a Different Strategic Balance Against Islamic Terrorism

| July 9, 2014

It is time for a full-scale offensive against Hamas and the other Islamist-Jihadist groups in Gaza.

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The Flimsy Palestinian “Unity” Government

| June 26, 2014

The Hamas-Fatah agreement is just another example of false unity in the Arab world and is already unraveling.

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Welcome Back to Mubarak’s Egypt

| July 4, 2013

The latest chapter in the Egyptian Revolution is nothing more than a return to the military dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s troubles may only be beginning.

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Egypt’s Army Will Not Intervene

| March 12, 2013

Hopes or expectations that the Egyptian military will intervene in the deteriorating political and security crisis are probably misguided.

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Morsi’s Egypt and Ahmadinejad’s Iran: Much Ado Over Next to Nothing

| February 10, 2013

Morsi’s hosting Ahmadinejad signals a potential improvement in ties between Egypt and Iran. This move will backfire, as ultimately Morsi needs the US and Gulf countries more than they need him.

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