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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

September 18, 2017 9:52 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

June 13, 2017 10:14 am

The Unfinished Six-Day War: An Open Letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, When you celebrated the 50th anniversary of the victory of the Six-Day War, did you ponder what this triumph has done to the...

June 8, 2017 10:14 am

Fifty Years of Immoral Occupation

This week, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank reached the milestone of 50 years; it is a legacy that will be recalled in shame. Fifty years...

May 29, 2017 10:14 am

Trump’s Mideast Visit: Much Ado About Nothing

Sadly, President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East only confirmed my skepticism about what might come out of it. Trump went to the region...

May 11, 2017 12:13 pm

Israel’s Political Disunity Enables Settlement Policy

Israel will soon reach the grim milestone of 50 years of occupation of the West Bank. Many Israelis have become complacent, and have succumbed to the...


Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Israeli Movie ‘Foxtrot’ Wins Second Place Prize at Venice Film Festival - The Israeli film “Foxtrot” won the second-place Grand Jury Prize at the...


Iran Dramatically Increases Funding to Hezbollah in Wake of Nuclear Deal

Iran has drastically increased financial support for its Lebanese-based terrorist proxy Hezbollah since the Iran...

Group Offers US Business Students Real-Life Opportunities With Israeli Companies - Some 175 college students with the TAMID Group recently attended the organization’s...

Israel’s Efforts to Engage Arab World Achieve Results - Galvanized by the common threats of Iran and Islamic extremism, Israel and Sunni Arab states have seen an unexpected warming of relations in...


‘I Am a Jew,’ Czech President Milos Zeman Tells Algemeiner Gala

More than 600 guests at The Algemeiner's annual gala in New York City on Monday night sat enthralled by a speech from Czech President Miloš Zeman, in which he talked of his love...


Israel’s Southern Wall Proves 100 Percent Effective in Preventing Infiltr... - Not a single infiltration from the Sinai Peninsula into Israel was recorded over the past 12 months, Israel’s Population...

Middle East

Egypt Expert: Public Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting Likely Meant to Signal a Furthe...

Monday’s public sit-down in New York City between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was...