Yossi Alpher Events in Los Angeles - June 23 and 24, 2016


APN is pleased to invite you to two events featuring Yossi Alpher in Los Angeles - the World Affairs Council Dinner on Thursday, June 23, and the Hard Questions, Tough Answers LIVE lunch on Friday, June 24.

Yossi, the Israeli security expert with many years of experience in Israeli military and national intelligence, at Tel Aviv University's Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, and in conflict resolution and peace process efforts, writes the weekly Hard Questions, Tough Answers Q and A for APN. He has also just released a new book: "No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine." (A bio and more about the book is below)

Note: Books at a discount price will be available at both events for purchase and to be signed by Yossi. To receive a copy in advance of his visit, please contact APN's David Pine at apnwest@peacenow.org or 323-934-3480.

Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m., Dinner and Program

As political positions harden among Israelis and Palestinians, and fears grow that the chances for a two state solution may be ebbing away, the question of what the future holds for Israel-Palestine absent a peace settlement has become urgent. Yossi Alpher, a former Israeli military intelligence officer and Mossad operative, will speak at a Los Angeles World Affairs Council dinner on Thursday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Intercontinental - 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Century City

Dinner and Program Cost: $85 Note: This is the Los Angeles World Affairs Council member price, which is being offered to supporters of Americans for Peace Now.

RSVP to Americans for Peace Now at apnwest@peacenow.org or 323-934-3480, or directly to the LA World Affairs Council at 424-258-6160 (Indicate you are with Americans for Peace Now in order to receive the member price)

Friday, June 24, 12 noon

Hard Questions, Tough Answers LIVE: APN Lunch and Discussion with Yossi Alpher

Yossi's weekly Q and A is consistently the most widely viewed and read item produced by Americans for Peace Now. Join us on Friday, June 24, to hear him and take part in a "live" version of this popular online publication.

Lenny's Deli (back room) 2379 Westwood Blvd. (at Pico)

RSVP: apnwest@peacenow.org or 323-934-3480

Lunch Cost: TBA (announcement to come)

Yossi Alpher is a prominent analyst of Israel's security and conflict resolution with the Palestinians and neighboring Arab countries. He served in Israeli military intelligence, the National Intelligence Agency (Mossad), and with the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University (JCSS) -- including as its 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. In July 2000 (during the Camp David talks), Alpher served as senior adviser to the prime minister of Israel, and has also coordinated several Track II dialogues between Israelis and Arabs.

Alpher was co-founder and co-editor, with Ghassan Khatib (former Minister of Labor in the Palestinian Authority) of bitterlemons.org, a web-based Israeli-Palestinian political dialogue magazine. He continues to writes Hard Questions, Tough Answers, a weekly security Q&A available at www.peacenow.org. He is the author of several books from publisher Rowman and Littlefied, including "Periphery: Israel's Search for Middle East Allies" (2015), and "No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine" (2016).

No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine" by Yossi Alpher (2016)

"A thoughtful and compelling analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conundrum by one of Israel's most astute and veteran political and security analysts."
- Aaron David Miller, vice president of the Woodrow Wilson Center and former Middle East analyst and negotiator in Republican and Democratic administrations.

"Alpher opens new ground in presenting five options for the future along with the challenges to making them work." - Thomas R. Pickering, former US undersecretary of state and ambassador to Israel, Jordan, Russia, and the United Nations.