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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 9, 2017 2:45 pm
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It’s Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO

The egregious violation of freedom of the press in Turkey has reached a mammoth proportion that places Turkey among the most oppressive nations for journalists....

October 20, 2017 12:07 pm
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A Message to Congress: Don’t Tamper With Iran Deal, Build on It

The Trump administration’s approach to the Iran deal is problematic due to the multiple conflicts raging throughout the Middle East, including the conflicts in Syria, Yemen,...

October 3, 2017 4:44 pm
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The Demise of Turkey’s Democracy: An Open Letter to President Erdogan

Dear President Erdogan, I have been in your country scores of times, and have developed close and friendly relations with many Turks from all walks of...

September 25, 2017 10:16 am
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Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Is Decades Overdue

The Iraqi Kurdish vote for independence, taking place on Monday, is more than likely to pass. Sadly, however, not a single country (with the exception...

September 18, 2017 9:52 am
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Is America Still a Beacon of Light to Other Nations?

We don't need President Trump to tell us that he can make America great again. America is already great. The problem is that we are...

September 8, 2017 11:36 am
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US Should Accept a Nuclear North Korea

Although President Trump is not responsible for the complete failure of the US to stop North Korea from becoming a nuclear power, his bellicose threats...

August 31, 2017 10:57 am
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An Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump

Dear President Trump, I find it extremely hard to call you “President Trump” because sadly for America, you neither act like a president nor speak like...

August 24, 2017 1:43 pm
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New US Strategy in Afghanistan Is Doomed to Fail

President Donald Trump’s new strategy that would presumably win the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan is doomed to fail -- just like George W. Bush’s and...

August 21, 2017 10:56 am
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Syria Proves the World’s Moral Bankruptcy

Much has been written about Syria’s civil war -- but sadly the mounting death and destruction there has long since become mere statistics. The international community has...

August 4, 2017 12:26 pm
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Ending Iraq’s Humanitarian Crisis

Iraq, once the cradle of civilization,continues to experience one of the most horrific violent conflicts in modern history. It is hard to imagine the mammoth...

July 27, 2017 10:12 am
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The Gaza Strip: A Disaster in the Making

It has been ten years since Hamas toppled the Palestinian Authority in Gaza, and then took control over the territory. Today, the socioeconomic conditions in Gaza...

July 17, 2017 1:37 pm
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Yemen’s Calamity of Damning Proportions

It is hard to imagine that along with the catastrophe that has been inflicted on Syria for the past six years, another calamity is unfolding...

June 27, 2017 3:21 pm
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The French Role in Ending the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Over the years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been characterized -- and for good reasons -- as the most intractable and irreconcilable conflict since the Second World War. Every day,...

June 21, 2017 10:38 am
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50 Years Later: An Open Letter to Mahmoud Abbas

Dear President Abbas, Last week, I sent an open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, criticizing him in the strongest terms for pursuing policies that prolong the...

Culture

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

World

Looking to Increase Israeli Ventures, India Bids for Offshore Exploration R...

JNS.org - A consortium of Indian companies has applied for an Israeli Energy Ministry tender for offshore exploration licenses, signaling another...

Israel

Israel Intercepts Massive Gaza-Bound Explosives Shipment

JNS.org - Israel prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday. The shipment was intercepted at the Kerem Shalom border...

Middle East

Iran Says Its Ready to Help Rebuild Syria, Hezbollah Will Not Disarm

Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of...

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