Seth J. Frantzman

Seth J. Frantzman holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his B.A. from the University of Arizona and completed an M.A. in political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is an expert in rural settlement in the British and Ottoman periods in the Levant with a concentration on Ottoman Palestine. He has researched and published extensively on land law, the Bedouin, church history, Islamic tombs, and settlement patterns in the Middle East. From 2010 to 2015, he was an assistant professor at Al-Quds University, lecturing in American studies and concentrating on U.S.-Palestinian relations and comparative politics of U.S. national government and Palestinian civil society. During that time, he wrote and researched on the current state of Palestinian education systems and changes in Palestinian society. Since 2011, his research and field work has focused on political, military, strategic changes in the region, with a focus on the war on Islamic State, the Kurdish region of Iraq, refugee crises in Jordan, and Turkey and Egypt’s role in the region. He has published widely in academic journals such as Middle Eastern Studies, Digest of Middle East Studies, Levant, Israel Studies, Middle East Review of International Affairs. His work has also appeared in media outlets such as the National Interest, Al-Jazeera, the Spectator, and National Review. He is the Op-ed Editor of the Jerusalem Post.

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