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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

November 12, 2018 11:26 am

America Must Not Live and Die by the Gun

When I woke up last Thursday, I was shocked once again to read about Wednesday’s mass killing of 12 people during “college night” at a...

November 1, 2018 12:33 am

When Erdogan’s Hooligans Came Knocking at NYU’s Door

Last week, I conducted a panel discussion about Turkey under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The day before the event, we were alerted...

October 28, 2018 6:51 pm

The Saudi Butchery in Yemen — and the World’s Apathy

The cold-blooded killing of Jamal Khashoggi, however gruesome, pales in comparison to the brutality and gross human rights violations that Saudi Arabia is committing in...

October 22, 2018 8:29 am

How Turkey Is Spreading Its Radical Islamist Agenda to Europe

With less than two million people, Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, is the home of over 800 mosques. Now the Islamic...

October 14, 2018 8:27 am

Netanyahu Is Harming Both Israel and the Palestinians

Much of what Israel and the Palestinians are experiencing today has befallen them under Netanyahu’s leadership. He believes that the Palestinians will always pose an...

September 28, 2018 8:50 am

The End of the Syrian War — and the Coming War for the Spoils

Syria’s bloody war is nearing an end with the takeover of the city of Idlib by dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces and his allies, and I do...

August 19, 2018 4:11 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Antisemites to the Left of Me, Nazis to the Right: Stuck in the Middle With Jews

We enjoyed a wonderful 60-year run, we American Jews. The postwar boom of...

In Teaching English to Hebrew-Speaking Kids, Educators Learn Their Own Lessons - A teaching program dedicated to tackling the achievement gap in Israel...


Jewish Voice for Peace’s Anti-Israel Narrative Exposed in Canary Miss... - Since 1996, Jewish Voice for Peace has been a prominent anti-Israel group nationwide, especially on college campuses, advocating for...


Israeli PM Netanyahu Scrambles to Stabilize Governing Coalition After Liebe...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to shore up his governing coalition following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor...

Middle East

Government Officials: Iraq to Exchange Food for Iranian Gas, Seeks US Appro...

Iraq has agreed with Iran to exchange Iraqi food items for Iranian gas and energy supplies, two Iraqi government officials...