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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


February 9, 2017 3:43 am
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How Moving the US Embassy to West Jerusalem, While Denying Israel’s Sovereignty Over East Jerusalem, Could Inject New Life Into the Peace Process

If President Trump fulfills his campaign promise to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, there will be major regional and international repercussions. The Trump administration...

February 3, 2017 5:01 am
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Erdogan: A Classic Case of How Power Corrupts

Much has been written on the endemic corruption in Turkey that involves virtually every social stratum -- including political, judicial, government administration, private sector, civil society, business...

January 27, 2017 3:22 am
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Erdogan’s Lust for Power Is Destroying Turkey’s Democracy

This is the first in a series of articles based in part on eyewitness accounts about the rapidly deteriorating socio-political conditions in Turkey, and what...

January 20, 2017 6:15 am
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The Shortcomings of the Positive Paris Peace Conference

The peace conference that took place on January 15 in Paris was positive in many ways. The concluding declaration that emerged from the summit pointed...

January 12, 2017 8:05 am
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Trump Thinks He’s Helping Israel, But He’s Actually Hurting It

President-elect Trump’s appointment of David Friedman (known for his support of settlements) to be the US ambassador to Israel; his appointment of Walid Phares (a...

December 16, 2016 2:13 am
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The Persecution of Mideast Christians

Although Christians have lived in the Middle East for nearly 2,000 years, they now constitute no more than 3-4% of the region’s population, down from 20%...

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...

Features

Female Israeli Lone Soldiers May Finally Get Their Home Away From Home

JNS.org - Part of the widely admired strength of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

Israel’s Leading Counter-Terrorism Expert on His ‘Art’

JNS.org -- In 1996, when Boaz Ganor founded Israel’s International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT),...

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

World

White House: President Trump ‘Deeply Disappointed and Concerned’...

President Donald Trump is “deeply disappointed and concerned” by the ongoing upsurge in antisemitism across the US, White House Press...

Israel

Heads of ‘Gaza Envelope’ Regional Councils Express Hope That Is...

The heads of local authorities in the "Gaza envelope" in southern Israel expressed hope on Monday -- in the wake...

Middle East

Egyptian Army Destroys Gaza Border Tunnels; Coptic Christians Forced to Fle...

JNS.org - The Egyptian military said it has discovered and destroyed weapons-smuggling tunnels at its border with Gaza. A military spokesperson told...

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