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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American protests go global: Could it be a generational awakening?

Antifa protestors in Washington D.C, 2017

Antifa’s complex origins: 'Terrorism' or anti-fascism?


What can US learn from Israel’s military experience with riots


Iran, Russia, China, Turkey celebrate 'collapse' of US


Turkey’s occupation of Kurdish Afrin targets women, minorities


If Antifa is a 'terrorist' group, how could the US fight it?

Protest at the 3rd precinct in Minneapolis for the murder of George Floyd by four police officers.

America brings the 'war on terror' home – analysis


US police target dozens of journalists during protests

A man holds a baseball bat while protecting the premises of the Division of Indian Work, a non-gover

White supremacists, Soros, 'Russians,' and Antifa blamed for US protests

Challah (illustrative)

‘Kosherati’: Gulf media heralds UAE's first kosher food delivery


Assad replaces governors along Israel’s Golan


Turkish drone strikes kill civilians, Iranian insurgents in Iraq

Protestors in Iran

Iran and Turkey seek to support riots in the US

Iranians wear protective face masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a

587,000 total cases of COVID-19 in Middle East

Trump and Khamenei

Twitter censors Trump for glorifying violence, lets Iran threaten Israel

Members of Libya's internationally recognised government flash victory signs after taking control of

As Libya conflict increases, anti-Israel voices seek to spin the narrative


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