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avatar Rafael Bardaji and Joseph Raskas
Rafael Bardaji served as national security adviser to Spain's former President José María Aznar from 1996 to 2004, and is currently the executive director of Friends of Israel Initiative. Joseph Raskas is a combat veteran of the Israel Defense Forces and currently an analyst for Friends of Israel Initiative.

ARTICLES BY: Rafael Bardaji and Joseph Raskas

June 30, 2015 7:13 am

Once War is Waged, it Must Be Won

Increasingly, human rights organizations are attempting to make military forces operating under the purview of the Laws of Armed Conflict subject to persistent human rights...


Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi,...

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...


Newly-Born Baby Rhinoceros Takes First Steps at Israeli Zoo

A new rhinoceros calf has been taking its first steps at Israel’s Ramat Gan Safari zoo. According to Hebrew news site Mako, the baby rhino was born to Keren Peles, an adult...

Middle East

Suicide Bomber Rams US-Backed Forces at Syria Checkpoint

A suicide bomber drove his car into a checkpoint in northeastern Syria on Monday, injuring several soldiers of Kurdish-led forces during a joint convoy with US allies, locals said. The attack...