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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

February 23, 2021 12:24 pm

Turkish Prisons Are Beyond the Pale of Inhumanity

Human rights abuses under Turkish despot Recep Tayyip Erdogan are beyond the pale of inhumanity and moral decadence. The list of Erdogan’s violations and cruelty is...

September 3, 2020 10:53 am

Time Is Running Out for the Palestinians

I am addressing this article to the Palestinian Authority with a warning -- having missed so many opportunities in the past to settle their conflict...

April 28, 2020 7:08 am

The Consequences of Territorial Annexation

The formation of an Israeli coalition government led by Bibi Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the leaders of Likud and Blue and White, respectively, will finally...

December 15, 2019 8:21 am

Ending the US-Iran Impasse Requires Face-to-Face Negotiations

Even a cursory review of the turmoil sweeping the Middle East points to Iran as one of the main culprits behind most of the conflicts...

October 30, 2019 7:03 am

We Must Not Grow Numb to the Yazidi Massacres

A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to meet with six members of the Yazidi community, including journalists and activists. I must admit that...

October 23, 2019 7:31 am

Trump’s Disgraceful Letter to Erdogan

It is no wonder that every person and news outlet that saw Donald Trump’s letter to Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan thought it was a...

October 20, 2019 1:58 am

It’s Time for Prime Minister Netanyahu to Resign

Prime Minister Netanyahu: It is time for you to reflect on where you stand and how best to serve the country you care about in a...

October 16, 2019 6:34 am

Trump Sends Kurds to the Slaughter: An Act of Betrayal and Infamy

Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria may well be remembered as one of the most egregious and inhuman disasters that he has undertaken...

October 7, 2019 7:04 am

The Repercussions of Israel’s Fractured Democracy

Israel is a democracy, and, like most parliamentary democracies, the party that wins a plurality of the vote typically ends up forming the government --...

September 8, 2019 6:21 am

For the US and Iran, War Is Not an Option

Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or Iran deal) was sadly based on a lack of understanding of...

August 7, 2019 6:25 am

Trump’s Embrace of White Supremacy Is Poisoning America’s Soul

Within 13 hours, two mass shooting took place -- in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio -- killing over 30 innocent people and injuring twice...

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...


‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Genesis Prize Foundation to Honor Life and Legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks - The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Tulsa Police Search for Two Suspects for Vandalism of Holocaust Memorial St...

Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma are searching for two suspects who destroyed statues dedicated to child victims of the Holocaust at...


Israel Halts Transfer of Vaccines to Other Nations

i24 News – Israel will halt all transfer of coronavirus vaccines to foreign states with immediate effect, health officials said on Thursday. The announcement follows a statement by Defense Minister and...

Middle East

Israel, Bahrain Leaders Discuss Iran, Possible Vaccine Plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain's Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday discussed Iran and the possible involvement of the Gulf state in establishing a vaccine...

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