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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


July 17, 2017 1:37 pm
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Yemen’s Calamity of Damning Proportions

It is hard to imagine that along with the catastrophe that has been inflicted on Syria for the past six years, another calamity is unfolding...

June 27, 2017 3:21 pm
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The French Role in Ending the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Over the years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been characterized -- and for good reasons -- as the most intractable and irreconcilable conflict since the Second World War. Every day,...

June 21, 2017 10:38 am
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50 Years Later: An Open Letter to Mahmoud Abbas

Dear President Abbas, Last week, I sent an open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, criticizing him in the strongest terms for pursuing policies that prolong the...

June 13, 2017 10:14 am
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The Unfinished Six-Day War: An Open Letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, When you celebrated the 50th anniversary of the victory of the Six-Day War, did you ponder what this triumph has done to the...

June 8, 2017 10:14 am
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Fifty Years of Immoral Occupation

This week, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank reached the milestone of 50 years; it is a legacy that will be recalled in shame. Fifty years...

May 29, 2017 10:14 am
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Trump’s Mideast Visit: Much Ado About Nothing

Sadly, President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East only confirmed my skepticism about what might come out of it. Trump went to the region...

May 11, 2017 12:13 pm
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Israel’s Political Disunity Enables Settlement Policy

Israel will soon reach the grim milestone of 50 years of occupation of the West Bank. Many Israelis have become complacent, and have succumbed to the...

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...

Culture

Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew...

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Features

Halamish Terror Attack Signals New Escalation of Violence

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the...

US Jewish Leaders From Right to Left Back Metal Detectors on Temple Mount

JNS.org - There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of...

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

World

Local Chabad Rabbi Condemns California Imam’s Comments ‘Incitin...

The director of the Chabad center serving the University of California-Davis told The Algemeiner on Tuesday that he was "taking seriously" a...

Israel

Israel to Build $3.9 Million Memorial Honoring Zionist Pioneer Jabotinsky

JNS.org - The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved plans to build a memorial for Revisionist Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky in Jerusalem. Expected to cost some 14 million shekels ($3.9 million), the memorial...

Middle East

Turkey’s President Erdogan Urges All Muslims to ‘Visit’ a...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over...

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