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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

August 11, 2020 5:21 am

The Negative Repercussions of the IDF’s Flight From South Lebanon in May 2000

The IDF’s departure from Lebanon after 18 bloody years was the fulfillment of a campaign promise by then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Whatever the virtues of...

July 7, 2020 5:33 am

Should Israel Have Adopted the Name ‘Palestine’?

The never-ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s most intractable and explosive disputes, causing heightened emotion and bloodshed in the Middle East and around...

May 14, 2020 7:43 am

The Jordan Valley Annexation Dilemma: A Realistic Approach

Article 29 of the national unity government agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White coalition, agreed to on...

April 12, 2020 6:45 am

Opportunity From Crisis: The Case of Iran - It’s too early to say that the coronavirus pandemic is out of control, but several countries critically hit by the virus are desperately...

February 18, 2020 7:50 am

The Trump Administration Bungles the ‘Triangle Communities’ in the ‘Deal of the Century’

The “Peace to Prosperity” document, published by the White House on January 28, 2020, contains a suggestion for an area it calls the “Triangle Communities”: The...

January 29, 2020 8:39 am

Trump’s Approach to Middle East Peace

President Donald Trump’s decision to finally unveil his Middle East peace plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century,” sparked immediate suspicion among the left wing...

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...


A Musical Theatre Genius — in His Own Voice

Review of Maury Sings Yeston (PS Classics, 2020). Maury Yeston's Nine is one of the greatest musical theatre scores ever written....


Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...


Businesses in Downtown Ithaca Hit by Spate of Antisemitic Vandalism

Business owners in the downtown area of Ithaca, New York, have been shocked by a spate of graphic antisemitic and racist vandalism that has struck three separate outlets. Two of the...

Middle East

Digital Conference: Gulf Arabs Emphasize Rapprochement With Israel, Disappo... - Israelis are, of course, just getting used to the idea of having friendly relations with the United Arab...

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