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Dr. Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen is a retired colonel who served as a senior analyst in IDF Military Intelligence.

ARTICLES BY: Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen

January 22, 2020 9:49 am

Despite White House Vows, the Killing of Soleimani Will Not Stop Iranian Aggression

In Israel and the West, particularly in the US, the prevailing assessment of the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani is that it created...

January 6, 2020 5:19 am

How Will the IAEA’s New Director-General Cope With Iran?

When the IAEA was established in 1957, its objectives were to ensure the peaceful application of nuclear energy and protect the safety of nuclear facilities...

December 10, 2019 8:14 am

Palestinian Arab Volunteers in the British Army in World War II: A Reality Check

Israel’s Declaration of Independence notes the historic role played by Palestinian-Jewish volunteers of the British Army during World War II: In WWII the Jewish Community of...

August 25, 2019 5:33 am

Revisiting the ‘Legitimate Rights of the Palestinian People’ - The Trump administration is putting together a new Middle East summit meeting for the unveiling of the political portion of President Donald Trump’s...

July 1, 2019 11:22 am

The Bahrain Conference’s Historical Parallel — Nothing New Under the Sun

At the Bahrain Conference, Jared Kushner unveiled the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century.” The sentiment about this plan among the Arab states, as well...

June 5, 2019 8:09 am

Will the US and Iranian Confrontation Lead to War?

The current crisis between the US and Iran is the most severe since the Iranian 1979 revolution and the attendant establishment of the Islamic Republic....

April 17, 2019 1:24 pm

The False ‘Nakba’ Narrative

The term “Nakba,” originally coined to describe the magnitude of the self-inflicted Palestinian and Arab defeat in the 1948 war for Israel's survival, has now...

April 8, 2019 8:50 am

Lessons from the Failed ‘Gaza Initiative’ of 1949

Seventy years ago, while the Arab-Israeli Lausanne peace talks were deadlocked, a pioneering and creative diplomatic initiative was aired to deal with the fate of...

January 28, 2019 9:03 am

Revisiting Walter Eytan’s — and Israel’s — ‘First Ten Years’

The diplomatic history of Israel as related by Dr. Walter Eytan, the first director-general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry (from 1948 to 1959), considered the...

December 21, 2018 2:49 pm

Can Hamas Really Disrupt Commercial Flights to Israel?

During the last short round of hostilities between Hamas and Israel (November 12-13), the Islamist organization’s spokesperson threatened to launch long-range rockets towards Tel Aviv,...

December 16, 2018 7:41 pm

When It Comes to Hezbollah and Hamas, Deterrence Is Not Everything

The recent round of hostilities between Hamas and Israel highlighted the question of whether or not deterrence remains a core factor affecting Israeli security along...

October 10, 2018 11:17 am

Despite Myanmar’s Crimes Against Rohingya Minority, UN Report Raises Troubling Questions

In her book Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and Foreign Policy, Kelly M. Greenhill, a former US foreign policy consultant, argues that engineered migration...

August 9, 2018 7:32 am

The Absence of an Israeli Voice in Arabic

An Israeli voice in Arabic was entirely missing during the recent confrontations along the Gaza-Israel border. The media spectrum visible to Palestinians is controlled by...


From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...


After Controversies, University of Illinois Housing Staff Receive Antisemit...

Some 1,000 staff and paraprofessionals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are receiving antisemitism training, following several recent campus controversies. The...


In 10 Years, Israel Wants Nearly Half Its Electricity to Be Solar

CTech - Within a decade, 43 percent of Israel’s electricity could be solar, according to a report released earlier this month by Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. By 2030, this...

Middle East

‘No, No America’: Iraq Protesters Demand US Military Pullout

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of US troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite fears of...

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