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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

May 3, 2019 9:34 am

Israel and America Should Pursue a Diplomatic Solution With Iran

Accusing Iran of being a rogue country bent on acquiring nuclear weapons, supporting extremist groups and terrorism, persistently threatening Israel, and destabilizing the region in...

April 29, 2019 1:48 pm

Will Turkey’s Erdogan Era Come Crashing Down?

The result of the recent municipal elections in Turkey represents a major shift in public sentiment toward Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It is true...

April 15, 2019 4:51 am

Netanyahu’s Reelection Is a Disaster for Israel

The result of the Israeli election has demonstrated that Israel’s movement to the right is now consolidated, and that its prospective reversal to the center...

February 17, 2019 9:04 am

An Open Letter to Turkish Despot Tayyip Erdogan

Dear President Erdogan, Over the past year, I've had the opportunity to speak to many Turkish scholars and former government officials, the majority of whom left...

January 24, 2019 8:30 am

The Betrayal Of Israel’s Historic Promise

Over the past three decades, I have written more than 200 articles about Israel, envisioning it to be a democratic state, independent and free, a...

January 20, 2019 6:35 am

The Case Against Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to call for an early election, scheduled to take place on April 9, was nothing short of another political...

December 23, 2018 8:47 am

Trump’s New Year’s Gift to Putin, Rouhani, and Erdogan

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria is extremely reckless and bound to backfire in more than one way. To make such...

November 18, 2018 10:27 am

The Democrats Must Now Help Americans, Not Attack Trump

The retaking of the House of Representatives by the Democrats will soon allow them to exercise checks and balances, and stop Republicans from going down...

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...


Israeli Shalva Band’s Eurovision Performance Praised for ‘Making Dreams Come True’

Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs commended the country's Shalva Band following...

Eurovision Fans Hit Tel Aviv Beach Ahead of Saturday Final

Hundreds of tourists and concertgoers packed into a seafront Eurovision park in Tel Aviv on Friday, soaking in the late...


Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of...

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...


Israeli PM Netanyahu and Group of Ex-Security Officials Clash Over Potentia...

A group of 200 former Israeli security officials sent a formal letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denouncing the...

Middle East

Israel Condemns Top UN Official for Meeting With Hezbollah Leader

Israel on Tuesday condemned a top UN official for meeting with a Hezbollah leader in Lebanon. A day earlier, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis tweeted, “Grateful for an open...