Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Yossi Alpher is an independent Israeli strategic affairs consultant and commentator. He served in the Israel Defense Forces as an Intelligence officer, followed by 12 years in the Mossad.
From 1978 to 1980, he was an intelligence analyst on Iran. From 1981 to 1995 he was associated with the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (JCSS) at Tel Aviv University, ultimately serving as Director.
While at the Jaffee Center, Alpher coordinated and co-edited the JCSS research project on options for a Palestinian settlement, and produced “The Alpher Plan” for an Israeli-Palestinian territorial settlement.
From 1995 to 2000 he served as director of the American Jewish Committee’s Israel/Middle East Office in Jerusalem.