Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser is Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center. He was formerly Director General of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence.

Publications by Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser

Lessons for the Trump Administration from the Failed Paris “Peace” Conference

The Fall of Aleppo: What Does It Portend?

What are the causes of the fall of Aleppo? What are the ramifications? Read More »

Trump’s Big Decision on Iran

Options before the President-Elect Read More »

Stop the Palestinian Authority’s Funding of Terrorism

The Palestinian Authority’s annual budget lists hundreds of millions of dollars to fund terrorists in prison, so-called martyrs’ families. The Jerusalem Center’s Yossi Kuperwasser challenges the international donors to end this illegal and immoral practice. Read More »

Incentivizing Terrorism: Palestinian Authority Allocations to Terrorists and their Families

Palestinian Authority payments of salaries to imprisoned terrorists and to families of dead terrorists reflect its commitment to an ongoing struggle against Zionism. Read More »

The West Must Insist that the Palestinians Change Their Narrative

Only real mutual recognition will lead to peace. Read More »

Iranian Dissidents Visit Israel, View Iran after the Nuclear Deal

After the Iran nuclear deal, a group of Iranian dissidents met with researchers at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs to discuss Iran in the post-agreement era, as part of the Center’s long-term project analyzing the Iranian role in the Middle East. While the dissidents who visited Israel cannot be identified, two Israeli experts who met with them – Dr. Avi Davidi, Director of the Jerusalem Center’s Iran project, and Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, former head of research of IDF Military Intelligence – describe the outcome of the meeting.
See also the full study, Iran in the Post-Nuclear Deal Era: Iranian Dissidents’ Perspective, by Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser and Dr. Avi Davidi Read More »

Iranian Dissidents Visit Israel, View Iran after the Nuclear Deal

Iranian dissidents met with Israeli researchers to discuss Iran after the nuclear deal. Read More »

One Year after the Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran is reaping the benefits; the West pays the price of its weakness; and we will all live with the consequences Read More »

Strategic and Geopolitical Aspects of the Sykes-Picot Agreement

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center discusses strategic and geopolitical aspects of the Sykes-Picot agrement. Read More »

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism: Same Idea, New Cloak

See how the U.S. State Department defines anti-Semitism. Read More »

Iran in the Post-Nuclear Deal Era: Iranian Dissidents’ Perspective

Iranian dissidents expect that the Iranian regime will eventually violate the 2015 nuclear deal. Read More »

Israel at 68: Changing threats to Israel

As Yom Ha’atzmaut approaches, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser assesses Israel’s general security situation today. Israel is not facing standing armies from neighboring states today, but terrorist armies with missiles, tunnels and radical countries like Iran building long-range missiles. Read More »

Israel at 68: Enemies don’t hide their intentions

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser discusses the threats Israel faces from Lebanon and along the Golan Heights. The coalition of Iran, Hizbullah, Iraq don’t hide their threats to Israel. We will oppose the establishment of terrorist bases in Syria. Read More »

Israel at 68: Surrounded by instability

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser discusses the instability of Palestinians in both Gaza and Judea and Samaria/West Bank. In Gaza, the Palestinians have failed to improve their civilian infrastructure and continue to make efforts to build for war.  On the West […] Read More »

BDS – Middle East Alert

This show spoke about the BDS Movement and how to fight it. Participants: * Brigadier General Yossi Kuperwasser Senior Project Director JCPA Former Director General Ministry of Strategic Affairs, former Head, IDF intelligence Research and Assessment * Dr Irwin Mansdorf, […] Read More »

Abu Mazen’s Attempt to Blunt the Knife Terror Wave

Effort reflects pressure he is facing and his original incitement Read More »

Is the Palestinian Terrorism Against Israelis Decreasing? – Question of the Day

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser interviewed by Ahuva Volk, Projects Director at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Question of the day: In light of your recent Haaretz article, and in light of Netanyahu’s comment at the Cabinet meeting about the […] Read More »

Understanding the Basic Elements of Being a Palestinian

Top Israeli intelligence expert, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center, former Director General of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and head of the Research Division of IDF Military […] Read More »

Understanding Fatah and Hamas: Top Israel Experts Weigh In

Is Fatah and Hamas policy toward Israel motivated by nationalism or religious fervor? Read More »

The Syrian Army Captured the City of Palmyra. Is it a Significant Development? – Question of the Day

The Syrian army backed by Russian aircraft defeated ISIS and captured the ancient city of Palmyra on March 26. Is it a significant development? Read More »

Dying for Allah

The Palestinian terror campaign is part of their Islamic-national fight against Zionism Read More »

The Delusion of Separation from the Palestinians

Separation will only lead to more demands Read More »

The Palestinian Knife Campaign:
A Policy of Limited Liability

Five months into the stabbing terror campaign, the Palestinian leadership keeps evaluating its costs and benefits to date and the prospects for its future. As described by Hirsh Goodman, the decision to embark on this course of action was a […] Read More »

The Arab Attitude toward Israel’s 2005 Unilateral Disengagement:
A First-Hand Account from an Israeli Insider

Hamas’ 2000 election victory came after it claimed it had forced Israel out of Gaza. Read More »

The True Face of the Palestinians’ Leader

For Mahmoud Abbas the wave of attacks on Israelis is a national campaign Read More »

How to Block the Ongoing Palestinian Terror Wave

The mission of the Palestinians is to hasten Israel’s disappearance through struggle Read More »

Will the West Defend Its Own Values Against Radical Islam?

U.S. policy toward Iran could endanger the region Read More »

Connecting the Terror in Paris with the Terror against Israel

Ultra-radical Islam, realistic radical Islam, or pragmatic Islam Read More »

Do the Palestinians Want Two States?

The Palestinians and Europeans refuse to allow the Palestinian state’s birth. Read More »

The Mistaken Rationale behind the Iran Nuclear Deal

Technical details of the Iran Nuclear Deal are troublesome. Read More »

The Disintegration of Syria and Its Impact on Israel

Is Assad’s demise inevitable? Read More »

Vital Points on the Iran Deal: Major Flaws and Positive Elements

Deal paves Iran’s route to a nuclear arsenal Read More »

Questions and Answers about the Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 15, No. 26    August 26, 2015 Is it a good deal? Even by the criteria that the Americans declared at the start of the talks and during […] Read More »

Why We Must Fight Against the Iran Deal

The struggle will also make it clear to our neighbors that Israel has not lost its willingness to defend itself. Read More »

The Lessons of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Discovery

Syrian and Iranian Non-Conventional Threats. Read More »

Israeli Security Policy in Syria

The attempted Hizbullah attack thwarted on the Golan Heights and the air strikes attributed the Israeli Air Force on against military targets in Syria join a series of similar incidents over the past three years. Read More »

The Incitement and Culture of Peace Index: Methodology and Trends

Brig.- Gen.[res.]Yossi Kuperwasser : The Culture of Peace

Director General Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs discusses Incitement in the Middle East Context Read More »

Halting Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program: Iranian Vulnerabilities and Western Policy Options

Despite Iran’s enormous oil and gas reserves, ironically, one of its most glaring areas of vulnerability is in the economic sphere. Iran is a country whose revenues stem almost completely from the export of crude oil. Yet the international sanctions imposed so far do not indicate that there has been any serious mobilization for a real struggle against the Iranian nuclear bomb. Read More »