Prof. Hillel Frisch

Free-riding allies are painful, free-riding enemies are sheer folly

The victors in Syria and Iraq – Russia, Iran, Syria, and Turkey – met in Sochi for a conference last week to discuss a peaceful conclusion to the Syrian civil war. The loser in Syria and Iraq – the US – was conspicuously absent., 12/5/2017, 1:11 PM

Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount is crucial for peace

Regardless of its security merits, Israel’s decision to place metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount has been transformed by adversaries and Israel into an issue of sovereignty and so it is. Power-sharing never works., 7/24/2017, 10:30 AM

Gaza's inhabitants share the blame with Hamas

Gazans can expect Israeli empathy only if they take a stand against the barbarism of trading in corpses or incarcerating the mentally unbalanced in order to release terrorists., 7/10/2017, 6:02 AM

The myth claiming Israel is the largest beneficiary of US Military Aid

American detractors of Israel who claim that Israel receives the lion’s share of US military aid are totally wrong. The very suggestion conjures the demon of an all-powerful Israel lobby that has turned the US Congress into its pawn., 2/15/2017, 12:47 PM

The ABCs of Judea and Samaria: Towards breakdown?

The PA (with EU support) is building illegally and dangerously in key parts of Area C that are critical to Israel. Israel should halt this encroachment with determination., 4/10/2016, 12:23 AM

Why the Status Quo on the Temple Mount Needs to Change

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., 10/20/2015, 4:42 PM

PA Gets More Per Capita Aid than Poorer African States

The disproportionate dispensation of international aid to the Palestinians is discriminatory and biased. The Palestinian Arabs receive considerably more aid per capita than the economic aid offered to African states., 10/23/2014, 5:37 PM

Hit Gaza Hard

Take over temporarily and destroy the terrorist infrastructure as Israel did successfully in Judea and Samaria., 7/12/2014, 12:11 AM

Welcome Back to Mubarak's Egypt

The latest chapter in the Egyptian Revolution is being celebrated by many as another victory for democracy and freedom. However, it is nothing more than a return to the military dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s troubles may only be beginning. , 7/5/2013, 2:07 PM

The Army Will Not Intervene in Egypt

Hopes that the Egyptian military will intervene in the deteriorating crisis are misguided. The army is loath to take on the powerful Muslim Brotherhood as most of its soldiers support it. It also wants to avoid losing financial backing from the US. , 3/13/2013, 8:08 PM

The Palestinians are Part of the Old Arab Order

The PA is part of the old Arab order, which explains its absence from the Arab Spring. No matter what the results, the Arab Spring is about changing leadership. They will have none of that. , 1/8/2012, 8:29 AM

The West Bankers in Washington

Substantive progress in the peace process is hardly what Mahmoud Abbas is seeking to achieve in Washington. While he wishes to maintain an appearance of movement in the negotiations, he cannot yet afford to lose the Israeli army presence in the West , 9/2/2010, 1:31 PM