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Lt. Col. (ret.) Dr. Raphael Ofek is an expert in the field of nuclear physics and technology, who served as a senior analyst in the Israeli intelligence community.

ARTICLES BY: Raphael Ofek

September 15, 2021 11:47 am

Where Is Iran’s Nuclear Program Going?

From the earliest days of the Iranian military nuclear program, it was directed primarily at Israel, which the revolutionary regime in Tehran deems an archenemy...

February 21, 2021 6:06 am

Signs Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Never Halted - Samples collected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at two Iranian sites where Tehran has not reported any nuclear activity showed traces...

January 10, 2021 6:40 am

Whither the Iran Nuclear Deal?

In an interview with Reuters on December 17, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi expressed disapproved of President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to return to the JCPOA...

December 6, 2020 6:39 am

The Consequences of Fakhrizadeh’s Killing

The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27, 2020 caps off one of the Iranian regime’s most difficult years: On January 3, Qassem Soleimani was...

August 23, 2020 4:38 am

The Iranian Nuclear Program as a Catalyst for the Israel-UAE Peace Agreement

Following the Khomeini revolution in 1979, nuclear weapons development became Iran’s flagship project. This effort was initially intended to create a balance of terror vis-à-vis...

July 24, 2020 8:54 am

Was Iranian Uranium Enrichment Plant at Natanz Sabotaged?

Both Israel and the US have a clear interest in halting Iran’s dogged quest for a nuclear bomb, and both likely possess technological and intelligence...

July 7, 2020 6:09 am

The Mysterious Explosions at Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Early in the morning of June 26, Tehran was rocked by a huge explosion at the Parchin military complex, 30 kilometers southeast of the Iranian...

June 25, 2020 5:08 am

Iran’s Uranium Enrichment Program Continues Unabated

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General issued a report on June 5 that is worded to deflate Iran’s renunciation of its signing of the...

May 18, 2020 6:47 am

Iran’s Nuclear and Military Efforts Continue Amid Coronavirus

In July 2019, Iran began to explicitly violate the July 2015 nuclear agreement. The recent IAEA report (March 3, 2020) addressed the following breaches by...

January 14, 2020 10:18 am

What Will Soleimani’s Death Mean for Iran’s Nuclear Program?

In July 2019, Iran began to violate the nuclear deal in a number of ways in order to pressure the EU to neutralize the effect...

December 5, 2019 8:05 am

Will Iran Withdraw From the 2015 Nuclear Agreement?

No sooner had Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced, on November 5, Iran’s renewal of uranium enrichment than the IAEA reported that a cylinder containing some...

July 23, 2019 5:44 am

What the Smuggled Archive Tells Us About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Project

On July 7, 2019, Iran announced that in light of Western countries’ reluctance to support it against newly imposed US sanctions, it will enrich uranium...

June 25, 2019 6:56 am

If Iran Breaks the Nuclear Deal, It Could Be Very Close to the Nuclear Threshold

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano confirmed on June 10 that Iran is realizing its threat to increase its rate of uranium enrichment, in direct defiance...

December 4, 2018 8:16 am

The IAEA Is Impotent on Iran

Notwithstanding the US withdrawal from the JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran, and the restoration of sanctions on Tehran, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed...


Huwara Survivor Calls on Israeli Government to Prevent Next Attack - The Israeli man seriously wounded in Sunday’s shooting in Huwara spoke to the public on Tuesday for the first time since the incident, saying it was a “miracle”...

Middle East

Report: UAE Plans to Reduce Diplomatic Contact with Israel

i24 News - The United Arab Emirates is considering reducing the level of its diplomatic representation in Israel following Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich's remarks that "the Palestinian people do...

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