top of page presents Yossi Alpher's latest book, Death Tango: Ariel Sharon, Yasser Arafat and Three Fateful Days in March, along with biographical details about Yossi, his earlier books, and a selection of videos in which he is featured.


YOSSI ALPHER is a consultant and writer on Israel-related strategic issues. He is the author of the prize-winning Periphery: Israel's search for Middle East allies and No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015 and 2016, respectively). His latest book is Winners and Losers in the ‘Arab Spring’: Profiles in Chaos (Routledge, 2020), which won the Chaikin Prize in 2021.


Alpher served in the Israel Defense Forces as an intelligence officer, followed by service in the Mossad in operational and analytical roles.  From 1981 to 1995 he was associated with the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, ultimately serving as director of center.  From 1995 to 2000 he served as director of the American Jewish Committee's Israel/Middle East Office in Jerusalem. In July 2000 (during the Camp David talks) he served as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Israel, concentrating on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. From 2001 to 2012 he was coeditor, with Ghassan Khatib (until recently vice-president of Bir Zeit University in Ramallah, Palestinian Authority) of the bitterlemons family of internet publications.

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