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Mr. Raskas served in the Israel Defense Forces and is currently a graduate student at The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.

ARTICLES BY: Joseph Raskas

September 17, 2015 7:35 am

Obama, Iran and the Absence of Moral Courage

Proponents of the P5+1 deal with Iran will rue the day they chose party loyalty over their Constitutional obligation to ensure a sustainable framework against...

June 30, 2015 7:19 am

How Obama is Selling Out the Middle East to Iran

A running theme of pro-Israel Democrats is that President Obama’s approach to achieving a nuclear deal with Iran is consistent with his “unshakable” support for the...

September 2, 2013 8:53 am

Why Obama is Cautious on Syria

It has been said that policy is a set of pragmatic choices between unpalatable alternatives designed to achieve the most desirable realistic result. What is...

August 22, 2013 8:53 am

Kerry’s Peace Talks Could Lead to New Terror Attacks

The recent effort by US Secretary of State John Kerry to restart the moribund 'peace process' between Israel and the Palestinians is best illustrated by...

July 30, 2013 9:19 am

Who Will Attack Iran – Israel or the U.S.?

A crisis can define a leader. The looming showdown with Iran will almost certainly produce a great leader. However, the pertinent and still unresolved question...

July 2, 2013 7:50 am

Hassan Rouhani and the Myth of ‘Moderation’

Human beings have a massive capacity to ignore bad news, as if dispensing with information that is either inconvenient or detrimental to one's life will...

June 13, 2013 3:12 pm

Have We Learned Anything From the Boston Attack?

A recent article in Investor's Business Daily makes the claim that mosques are excluded from the wide-ranging surveillance dragnet operated by the United States government....

June 6, 2013 11:32 am

How to Draft the Ultra-Orthodox

Since its inception in 1948, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has served as a major means of integrating Israel's diverse population. Jews from all walks...

May 8, 2013 2:32 am

The Benghazi Playbook: Lies, Betrayal and Cover-Up

The emergence of new evidence documenting an alleged cover-up by the Obama administration during the aftermath of the Benghazi attack has accelerated the dissolution of...

April 28, 2013 11:12 am

Multiculturalism and the Decline of American Values

Liberal academia has always displayed a notoriously poor track record of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism. So it should come as no surprise then...

April 16, 2013 10:59 am

Why the Bombing in Boston Just Sent Shivers Down Janet Napolitano’s Spine

According to at least one media report, a 20 year-old Saudi citizen who is currently visiting the United States on a student visa is a...

April 15, 2013 1:15 am

Is Obama Crazy?

I am told that the definition of a crazy person is someone who keeps repeating an action, expecting a different outcome each time....

April 11, 2013 8:42 am

With Friends Like These…

Last week, the Israel Policy Forum (IPF) published an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which 100 Jewish activists urged the Israeli leader...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...