This webinar on November 24 featured strategic affairs analyst Yossi Alpher providing a view from Israel, as part of our series examining the Middle East policy impact of transitioning from the Trump to the Biden administration.


  • How is the transition from Trump to Biden viewed in Israel, both by its leaders and the public?
  • How might dealing with a Biden administration alter Israeli government policies and priorities?
  • How would Israel’s conservative government and the Israeli public at large adapt to a liberal administration with a worldview diametrically opposed to Trump’s and very different from Netanyahu’s?

These and other questions were addressed by Yossi Alper, one of Israel’s leading strategic affairs analyst, and the author of APN’s Hard Questions Tough Answers, our weekly analysis of Middle East policy, politics, and strategic affairs. Alpher is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer.

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PeaceCast Episode #154: Re-fund UNRWA with Elizabeth Campbell

AUDIO RECORDING - Middle East Policy Under the Biden Administration and a New Congress - Webinar, Friday, November 6

Recording of the APN Webinar from Friday, November 6, with APN President and CEO Hadar Susskind and two expert voices:

Mira Resnick, Senior Professional Staff Member for the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and 

Ilan Goldenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security


Tuesday's election will have tremendous impact on our country and our world. This of course includes our work striving for peace for Israel and Palestine. Who sits in the White House, and the team of people who work for that person, will define the framework in which our work is done. In addition to that, which parties control the House and the Senate, and which elected officials serve as leaders, committee chairs and champions, will be critically important.


PeaceCast Episode #152: Ami Kaufman's Otherwise Occupied - The Israeli Journalist's New Podcast

PeaceCast Episode #151: Gadi Gvaryahu of "Tag Meir" Shines Hope

PeaceCast Episode #149: Israeli Memory of the 1948 Palestinian Refugee Problem

Rafi Nets-Zehngut’s new book (currently in Hebrew only) focuses on the collective memory among Israeli Jews of the question of the Palestinian exodus from Palestine during the 1948 war, the war that Israeli Jews refer to as the War of Independence and that the Palestinians refer to as the Naqba, the catastrophe.

One of his most intriguing and surprising findings is that the biased “official” Zionist narrative regarding this experience has been challenged in Israel and then lost its grounding much earlier than one may think.

How did this happen? Why is it important? How may it impact efforts to advance peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians?

Dr. Nets-Zehngut addresses these questions and others in this episode of PeaceCast.


PeaceCast Podcast: "Yossi Alpher on the Israel-UAE Agreement"

In this episode of APN's PeaceCast podcast, independent Israeli security analyst Yossi Alpher assesses the various aspects of the Israel-United Arab Emirates normalization deal.


Yossi Alpher is the author of Hard Questions, Tough Answers, APN’s weekly analysis of political and strategic affairs. Now an independent security analyst, Alpher is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer. 

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LISTEN - APN's Ori Nir on VOA feature report on Israel - UAE normalization

APN's Ori Nir was interviewed and featured in this VOA feature on the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, announced on Thursday, August 13. 

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PeaceCast Episode#145: Jessica Montell on Israel's House Demolition Policy


In a rare decision, Israel's Supreme Court accepted the petition of a Palestinian family against an IDF order to punitively demolish its West Bank home.

Jessica Montell, the executive director of the Israeli human rights organization Hamoked, which helped file the petition, talks about the case and about the doctrine and practice of house demolitions in the West Bank. 

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PeaceCast Episode #144: "The Occupation as Apartheid" with Michael Sfard


Michael Sfard is one of Israel’s leading human rights lawyers and the legal counsel of Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) and of the organization Yesh Din.

Yesh Din recently commissioned Sfard to prepare a legal opinion on whether the current situation in the West Bank, the occupation -- regardless of Israel’s intention to de-jure annex parts of the West Bank -- can be defined as Apartheid. Michael issued a report titled “The Occupation of the West Bank and the Crime of Apartheid: Legal Opinion."

In this episode, a version of an August 10th 2020 webinar, Sfard talks about his report and what it means.


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