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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


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...

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...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Following Paris Peace Summit, Largely Forgotten 2013 French Court Ruling Th...

A largely forgotten landmark 2013 French court ruling has received renewed attention this week following the international diplomatic summit held...

Israel

Jerusalem Mayor Calls on Israelis to Thank Trump for Embassy Move; Says Oba...

A day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on Israelis to express thanks to the president-elect for...

Middle East

Team Trump Says ‘Stay Tuned’ for Decision on Embassy Move to Je...

A few hours before incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told journalists on Thursday -- 24 hours before the inauguration...

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