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Dr. Ben-Meir is a senior fellow at New York University's Center for Global Affairs who specializes in Middle East peace negotiations between Israel and Arab states. He hosts "Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir," featuring high officials from around the world. He is a syndicated columnist with a weekly spot in the Jerusalem post, and he is the author of numerous books and countless essays on Middle East peace.

ARTICLES BY: Alon Ben-Meir


November 11, 2016 3:01 am
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Trump’s Daunting Foreign Challenges

If nothing else, the 2016 elections have once again reaffirmed America’s solid democratic system. Without any major incidents, tens of millions of Americans went to...

October 10, 2016 6:55 am
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Our Moral Bankruptcy on Syria Betrays Every American Value

Much has been written about the unfolding tragedy in Syria, but how many of these unimaginable atrocities have truly reached the consciousness of the American...

September 30, 2016 7:00 am
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Peres the Statesman vs. Netanyahu the Demagogue

The death of Shimon Peres highlights the stark difference in leadership between him and Prime Minister Netanyahu -- the difference between a statesman and a demagogue. Peres...

September 23, 2016 6:49 am
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Erdogan Will Never Defeat the Kurds Through Violence

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has claimed that military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will continue until “the very last rebel is killed.” What...

September 16, 2016 1:32 am
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For Israelis and Palestinians, ‘Hell Is Truth Seen Too Late’

Senator Bernie Sanders’ call during the primaries for a new approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was on-point and necessary. However, his plea for the...

September 9, 2016 4:20 am
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The Settlements: Self-Entrapment of Existential Proportions

Israel’s continued settlement activity -- whether retroactively approving "unauthorized" outposts or advancing plans for new units -- represents yet another nail in the coffin of the peace process. The...

August 23, 2016 6:15 am
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Peace Incentives for Israel and the Palestinians (PART TWO)

Note: For part one of this article, please click here. The international conference that was convened by France on June 3 in Paris to advance the...

August 17, 2016 6:17 am
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Peace Incentives for Israel and the Palestinians

Unless distrust, insecurity and illusions are first addressed, no incentives -- however sweeping and compelling -- will motivate Israel and the Palestinians to make the critical concessions needed to...

August 4, 2016 5:04 am
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The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time for an Exit Strategy

Two weeks ago, President Obama announced that the US will draw down its troops in Afghanistan from 9,800 to 8,400, altering his original plan to...

July 28, 2016 4:24 am
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Defeating ISIS and Ending the Sunni-Shiite War in Iraq

Now that Iraqi forces, with the support of the international coalition, are gearing up to recapture Mosul -- ISIS’s last major stronghold in Iraq -- the question that looms...

July 22, 2016 3:49 am
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Turkey’s Elected Dictator

Even before the failed military coup, Turkey’s President Erdogan governed like a dictator who had the last word on all state matters. The botched coup...

July 15, 2016 7:21 am
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A Movement to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been steadily deteriorating, making the prospect of reaching an agreement on the basis of a two-state solution ever more intractable. What...

July 8, 2016 2:52 am
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Mideast Peace: Moving Beyond the Quartet

The report that was recently released by the Middle East Quartet -- comprised of the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations -- is...

June 14, 2016 3:06 am
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Bernie Sanders Has It Right on Israel

Following the 2016 US presidential elections, the next administration must adopt a new and realistically balanced policy toward Israel and the Palestinians to bring an...

Culture

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Bernard-Henri Lévy Says Election of Donald Trump a ‘Major Event for ...

Editor's note: Bernard-Henri Lévy—French philosopher, filmmaker, and activist; defender of Israel and of Jewish values—returns to New York on January...

Israel

Netanyahu: Government ‘Working Overtime’ to Find ‘Respons...

The government is “working overtime” to come up with a “responsible solution” to the Amona issue that will both protect...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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