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Yossi Alpher

Monday, March 9, 2015

Topic: Israel's Search for Middle-East Allies

AlpherYossi Alpher was an officer in Israeli military intelligence , followed by twelve years of service in the Mossad. Until 1995, he was director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University. In July 2000, he served as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Israel during the Camp David talks. From 2001 to 2012 he was coeditor of the bitterlemons.net family of internet publications.

His 2015 book is entitled Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle-East Allies, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2015).Alpher2015

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Upcoming Speakers

  • Monday, March 9, 2015
    Yossi Alpher
    Topic: Israel's Search for Middle-East Allies
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    Dr. Swithin Munyantwali
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