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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 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...

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...


Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program? - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...


After Auschwitz Visit, Pence Accuses Iran of Nazi-Like Antisemitism

US Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like antisemitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine American sanctions on...


Yesh Atid MKs: Unity Talks with Gantz Coming Down to ‘Core IssuesR...

In a process that could prove pivotal for the upcoming Israeli elections, unity talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid...

Middle East

Iran Rejects Antisemitism Allegation by Pence

Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of antisemitism leveled against it by US Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a...