Seth Frantzman

Seth J. Frantzman

Seth J. Frantzman is Oped Editor and Middle East affairs analyst at The Jerusalem Post. He has covered the war against Islamic State, three Gaza wars, the conflict in Ukraine, the refugee crises in Eastern Europe and also reported from Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Senegal, the UAE, Ukraine and Russia.

Born in Maine, he received his Ph.D from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2010. He previously served as a research associate at the Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya and a lecturer in American Studies at Al-Quds University. Currently he is the Executive Director of The Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis and a Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum. Frantzman has conducted research and worked for the JDC, The Shalem Center, the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies and as a Post-Doctoral at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was a Congressional intern for Congressman Jim Kolbe while studying at The University of Arizona.

A contributor to Defense News, The National Interest and the Digest of Middle East Studies. His current interests include regional security, Kurdish issues, refugees, the history of the Holy Land, the Beduin and land laws. As a features writer and commentator on current affairs and politics he attempts to provide new views on old canards, reflected in his column's name, Terra Incognita. He is the author of 'After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East' (Gefen Publishing 2019).

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F35 Adir fighter jet

U.S.: Israeli airstrikes in Iraq complicated anti-ISIS mission

Attack in Syria on August 25, 2019.

Syria condemns Israeli airstrikes, claims civilians injured


Is ISIS planning a comeback? Latest fighting shows it may be on the ropes


New sanctions show Turkey’s double standards on terror

Ambassador Danon reveals new intelligence information in the Security Council: Iran and Syria are sm

Two years of attacks from Syria, increasing escalation show Iran's entrenchment

Muslim Brotherhood demonstration, Amman, August 8, 2014.

Muslim Brotherhood and IRGC's dirty dealings revealed in intel leak


Iran Intel leak: 700 documents show how Iran outplayed the US in Iraq


'Islamophobes, terrorists': The war of words behind Turkey’s invasion


40 countries can’t figure out how to repatriate their kids from Syria


Protests erupt across Iran, burning banks, angry over gas prices

Russia Syria

Russian forces in Syria seize US special forces gym equipment


Baghdad protests horrified after bombing

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Why did Iran’s leader support Jews in speech and bash Israel?


Did whacking al-Ata prevent two-front war?

Iranian armed forces members march during the ceremony of the National Army Day parade in Tehran, Ir

IDF, Iranian-led PIJ battle was limited, will not be the last - analysis

Palestinians take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City

Hamas slams EU, claims ‘Zionist lobby’ dominates Brussels


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