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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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the crowd of people in Yazd, Iran

Former ambassador to US: Turkey, Iran are strong, Arab states weak

A trail of smoke can be seen as rockets are fired from Gaza towards Israel

Israel’s maximum restraint and the myth of a ‘clean war’


Israel under fire: Interactive Map of rocket strikes

Netiv Haasara

Shelter, snacks and soldiers: War on the Gaza border


On the border of Gaza, facing Iran - analysis

Turkish soldiers stand on top of tanks near the Turkish-Syrian border in Sanliurfa province, Turkey,

U.S. admits Syrian Christians endangered by Turkish invasion of Syria

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani listens during a news conference on the sidelines of the 73rd sessio

Iran’s Rouhani unveils massive internal corruption allegations


Kristallnacht, ISIS and today’s crisis in Syria


Iran downed a mysterious drone near sensitive Gulf region, now what?

Iraqi Kurds wave flags of Iraqi Kurdistan during a demonstration

US diplomat expressed concerns of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Syria


Iranian munitions used to kill protests in Iraq


Rockets again land near Iraqi base, US-led coalition forces not injured


U.S. State Dept. hopes Turkey will help with Iran

Demonstrators take part in a protest over corruption, lack of jobs, and poor services, in Iraq

U.N. slams bleeding Iraqi protesters for closing roads, harming oil supply

People attend a public speech of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the southern Hormozgan province

Tehran does what Tehran wants- analysis

Iran nuclear deal

Iran begins injecting gas at Fordow nuclear facility


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