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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...

Features

Knesset Caucus Celebrates ‘Faith-Based Diplomacy’ to Honor Christian Allies

JNS.org - Members of the Knesset celebrated the role of “faith-based diplomacy” in President...

Ebay: Israelis Are World’s Second-Largest Online Shoppers

JNS.org - Israel was the world’s second-largest online commerce consumer per capita in 2017 -- second only to China -- according to e-commerce giant eBay. Israelis bought products...

World

Trump Backs Effort to Improve Gun Background Checks

The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on Friday about a bipartisan bill...

Israel

Netanyahu Confidants Named as Suspects in New Corruption Probe

Israeli police revealed on Tuesday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country's biggest telecoms company, as well as two former officials with close ties to Prime...

Middle East

More Bombs Fall on Syria’s Ghouta After Heaviest Toll in Years

Pro-government forces bombarded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, after the heaviest one-day death toll there in three years on Monday, a war monitoring group said. Some...

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