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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 26, 2018 10:34 am
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The Dangerous Erosion of US Global Leadership

Only one year after Donald Trump was inaugurated, the US has already suffered an alarming setback to its global leadership role. In short order, Trump...

January 18, 2018 10:54 am
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When Geopolitical Conditions and Moral Values Converge

The geopolitical developments in the Middle East over the past 15 years have created new political and security dynamics engendered by the violent turmoil and profound...

January 12, 2018 10:32 am
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Republican Party Has Lost Its Soul

As the 2018 political campaigns begin, perhaps we should pause and think where this country is headed under the leadership of President Donald Trump, and...

December 26, 2017 11:31 am
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Trump’s First Year in Office: From A to Z

As we approach the end of Donald Trump’s first year in office, it seems appropriate to survey his performance -- and his outlook for the...

December 15, 2017 11:49 am
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Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Advances Two-State Solution

I was in Israel when President Donald Trump made his announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Initially, I thought that Israelis would pour out into...

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...

Culture

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared...

Paul McCartney Wins Israel’s Prestigious Wolf Prize

JNS.org - Famed singer-songwriter and former Beatles bass guitarist Paul McCartney was announced as one of this year’s nine recipients of...

Features

Couples Who Save Lives Together Form Lasting Bonds

JNS.org - While matchmaking is not something often considered a priority in the world of emergency medical services, a good number...

Federal Judge Strikes CAIR-Hamas Reference From San Diego Lawsuit

On Monday, a Federal judge partially granted a motion by San Diego's Unified School District (SDUSD) to strike references to the Council on American Islamic Relations'...

N.Y. Times Hires Friend of a Neo-Nazi, Then Backs Down

The New York Times hired a new editorial board member who turned out to be the “friend” of someone she...

World

US Charges Russians With 2016 US Election Tampering to Boost Trump

A Russian Internet agency oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 US presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released...

Israel

Israeli Scientists Simulate Mars Environment at Secret Location in Israel...

JNS.org - Six scientists and technical experts “landed on Mars” on Friday, or rather a secret and isolated site near Mitzpe...

Middle East

Lebanon Speaker: US Proposal on Lebanon-Israel Disputed Waters ‘Unacc...

Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Friday that US proposals regarding the disputed Lebanon-Israel maritime border were "unacceptable," state...

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