Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He 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.
Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily represent APN's views and policy
This week, Alpher discusses Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt's trip to the Middle East, during which they will
not meet with the Palestinian leadership or release an “ultimate deal” peace plan; whether Israel, the
Palestinians, and other Arabs should be pleased or concerned with Trump’s performance in Singapore; whether
bringing investments to Gaza’s two million inhabitants will be good for peace; Hamas and Palestinian Authority
leader Mahmoud Abbas's anti-Semitic gospel; Netanyahu's meeting in Amman with Jordan’s King Abdullah II; how tuned
in the Israeli public is to all this maneuvering; and current events in Gaza.