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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


August 19, 2018 4:11 am
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Palestinian Refugees: Right vs. Reality

In my last article, I argued that the ultimate solution to the Palestinian refugees’ right of return is resettlement and/or compensation. Indeed, given the history...

August 12, 2018 7:20 am
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The End of the ‘Right of Return’

The nearly three months of demonstrations by Palestinians along the Israel-Gaza border under the banner of the “March of Return” quickly turned violent. This provides another...

July 27, 2018 11:31 am
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An Opposing View on Israel’s Nation-State Law

Last week, the Israeli Knesset passed a new Basic Law that proclaims Israel "the historical homeland of the Jewish people in which the State of...

July 23, 2018 11:34 am
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The Future of the EU After Trump’s Betrayal

My visit to Brussels during the NATO annual conference was nothing short of bewildering and dismaying. Trump’s rampage against our most trusted and faithful allies...

July 11, 2018 12:41 pm
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Israel-Hamas Reconciliation Is Possible

Any protracted conflict can come to an end under certain circumstances that either evolve over a period of time or are precipitated by one side,...

July 1, 2018 7:02 pm
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What Erdogan’s ‘Election’ Will Mean for Turkey — and the World

The re-election of Turkey’s President Erdogan -- falsely considered to be free, fair, and representative of the will of the majority of the Turkish population -- has dire implications,...

May 30, 2018 10:57 am
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Why the US Must Expand, Not Withdraw, Forces From Syria

In early April, Donald Trump stated that the US should withdraw its military forces from Syria. Secretary of Defense Mattis seems to have persuaded Trump...

May 9, 2018 7:24 am
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Decertifying the Iran Deal Is a Dangerous Mistake

The decertification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal, by President Trump is most unfortunate. It seems...

April 29, 2018 8:35 am
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The Tragedy in Syria Rests on the Shoulders of the West

President Trump’s characterization of the US attack on specific Syrian chemical storage and research facilities as “mission accomplished” is technically accurate, as the intended targets...

March 16, 2018 2:27 pm
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Is a War Between Israel and Iran/Hezbollah Imminent? (Part Two)

This is the second part in a two-part series. To view part one, click here. The recent violation of Israel’s air space by an Iranian drone...

March 15, 2018 10:24 am
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Is a War Between Israel and Iran/Hezbollah Imminent?

The recent violation of Israel’s air space by an Iranian drone -- and Israel’s retaliation against Syrian and Iranian targets -- prompted many observers to...

February 20, 2018 12:36 pm
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Congress Is Complicit in Mass Shootings

Once again, we are faced with another mass shooting. This time the cold-blooded killings took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 14 innocent...

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...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemiti...

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help...

Israel

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

Middle East

Iran Will Defeat Trump Just Like It Did Saddam, Won’t Abandon Missile...

US President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...

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