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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

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...

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...


Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


Group Representing Jews From Middle East and North Africa Slams California&...

A group representing Jews from the Middle East and North Africa criticized California’s new proposed ethnic studies curriculum for failing...


Israeli Finance Ministry: It Could Take Five Years to Recover From Economic...

Israel’s Ministry of Finance threw cold water on the possibility of a rapid economic recovery on Sunday, with the publication...

Middle East

Iran Says It Has Detained US-Based Opposition Leader Over 2008 Bomb Attack

Iran said on Saturday its intelligence services have detained a US-based leader of a pro-monarchist group whom it accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing and of plotting other...

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