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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 14, 2017 2:54 pm
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Trump’s Syria Policy: Strikes Are a Good Start

US President Donald Trump’s unexpected attack on Syria’s Shayrat airbase -- in response to President Bashar Assad’s sarin gas attack on his own citizens --...

March 17, 2017 6:34 am
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Why Now Is the Time for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

In recent weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been warning about the threat that Iran poses, now that Bashar al-Assad has won the war in...

March 2, 2017 7:50 am
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Erdogan Exploits Islam for Personal and Political Gain

Anyone who follows Turkish President Erdogan’s political career cannot escape the conclusion that he has carefully and systematically crafted policies framed in Islamic clothing. He...

February 9, 2017 3:43 am
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How Moving the US Embassy to West Jerusalem, While Denying Israel’s Sovereignty Over East Jerusalem, Could Inject New Life Into the Peace Process

If President Trump fulfills his campaign promise to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, there will be major regional and international repercussions. The Trump administration...

February 3, 2017 5:01 am
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Erdogan: A Classic Case of How Power Corrupts

Much has been written on the endemic corruption in Turkey that involves virtually every social stratum -- including political, judicial, government administration, private sector, civil society, business...

January 27, 2017 3:22 am
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Erdogan’s Lust for Power Is Destroying Turkey’s Democracy

This is the first in a series of articles based in part on eyewitness accounts about the rapidly deteriorating socio-political conditions in Turkey, and what...

January 20, 2017 6:15 am
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The Shortcomings of the Positive Paris Peace Conference

The peace conference that took place on January 15 in Paris was positive in many ways. The concluding declaration that emerged from the summit pointed...

January 12, 2017 8:05 am
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Trump Thinks He’s Helping Israel, But He’s Actually Hurting It

President-elect Trump’s appointment of David Friedman (known for his support of settlements) to be the US ambassador to Israel; his appointment of Walid Phares (a...

December 16, 2016 2:13 am
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The Persecution of Mideast Christians

Although Christians have lived in the Middle East for nearly 2,000 years, they now constitute no more than 3-4% of the region’s population, down from 20%...

November 11, 2016 3:01 am
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Trump’s Daunting Foreign Challenges

If nothing else, the 2016 elections have once again reaffirmed America’s solid democratic system. Without any major incidents, tens of millions of Americans went to...

October 10, 2016 6:55 am
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Our Moral Bankruptcy on Syria Betrays Every American Value

Much has been written about the unfolding tragedy in Syria, but how many of these unimaginable atrocities have truly reached the consciousness of the American...

September 30, 2016 7:00 am
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Peres the Statesman vs. Netanyahu the Demagogue

The death of Shimon Peres highlights the stark difference in leadership between him and Prime Minister Netanyahu -- the difference between a statesman and a demagogue. Peres...

September 23, 2016 6:49 am
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Erdogan Will Never Defeat the Kurds Through Violence

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has claimed that military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will continue until “the very last rebel is killed.” What...

September 16, 2016 1:32 am
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For Israelis and Palestinians, ‘Hell Is Truth Seen Too Late’

Senator Bernie Sanders’ call during the primaries for a new approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was on-point and necessary. However, his plea for the...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

Israel

Israel Reportedly Strikes Pro-Regime Military Base in Syria

JNS.org - The Israeli military launched an attack on a military base belonging to pro-regime forces in Syria Sunday, according to local reports. According to a statement issued by the National Defense...

Middle East

Lebanese Prime Minister Asks UN to Help on Permanent Ceasefire With Israel

JNS.org - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations Friday for help in forging a permanent cease-fire with Israel, ending what he called the Jewish state’s “continuous violations” of...

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