The former boss of Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad will be a guest on LATELINE tonight.
Efraim Halevy will discuss the conflict with Hamas and wider issues in the Middle East, including the threat posed by the Islamist group ISIS.
Halevy is a prominent Israeli advocate for talks with Hamas.
“There are worse options than Hamas,” he said recently.
Those “worse options” include ISIS, which Halevy says is now trying to recruit in Gaza.
Efraim Halevy was Mossad’s director from 1998 to 2002 and national security adviser to Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon from 2002 to 2003.
He is also a former head of Israel’s National Security Council and was central to the negotiated peace treaty between Israel and Jordan.
More recently he headed the Shasha Centre for Strategic Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 2003-2011 (where he is now Emeritus head).
Efraim Halevy will join LATELINE live from Tel Aviv.
LATELINE airs at 10.15pm tonight on ABC & will be hosted by Steve Cannane