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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 11, 2018 12:41 pm

Israel-Hamas Reconciliation Is Possible

Any protracted conflict can come to an end under certain circumstances that either evolve over a period of time or are precipitated by one side,...

July 1, 2018 7:02 pm

What Erdogan’s ‘Election’ Will Mean for Turkey — and the World

The re-election of Turkey’s President Erdogan -- falsely considered to be free, fair, and representative of the will of the majority of the Turkish population -- has dire implications,...

May 30, 2018 10:57 am

Why the US Must Expand, Not Withdraw, Forces From Syria

In early April, Donald Trump stated that the US should withdraw its military forces from Syria. Secretary of Defense Mattis seems to have persuaded Trump...

May 9, 2018 7:24 am

Decertifying the Iran Deal Is a Dangerous Mistake

The decertification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal, by President Trump is most unfortunate. It seems...

April 29, 2018 8:35 am

The Tragedy in Syria Rests on the Shoulders of the West

President Trump’s characterization of the US attack on specific Syrian chemical storage and research facilities as “mission accomplished” is technically accurate, as the intended targets...

March 16, 2018 2:27 pm

Is a War Between Israel and Iran/Hezbollah Imminent? (Part Two)

This is the second part in a two-part series. To view part one, click here. The recent violation of Israel’s air space by an Iranian drone...

March 15, 2018 10:24 am

Is a War Between Israel and Iran/Hezbollah Imminent?

The recent violation of Israel’s air space by an Iranian drone -- and Israel’s retaliation against Syrian and Iranian targets -- prompted many observers to...

February 20, 2018 12:36 pm

Congress Is Complicit in Mass Shootings

Once again, we are faced with another mass shooting. This time the cold-blooded killings took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 14 innocent...

January 26, 2018 10:34 am

The Dangerous Erosion of US Global Leadership

Only one year after Donald Trump was inaugurated, the US has already suffered an alarming setback to its global leadership role. In short order, Trump...

January 18, 2018 10:54 am

When Geopolitical Conditions and Moral Values Converge

The geopolitical developments in the Middle East over the past 15 years have created new political and security dynamics engendered by the violent turmoil and profound...

January 12, 2018 10:32 am

Republican Party Has Lost Its Soul

As the 2018 political campaigns begin, perhaps we should pause and think where this country is headed under the leadership of President Donald Trump, and...

December 26, 2017 11:31 am

Trump’s First Year in Office: From A to Z

As we approach the end of Donald Trump’s first year in office, it seems appropriate to survey his performance -- and his outlook for the...

December 15, 2017 11:49 am

Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Advances Two-State Solution

I was in Israel when President Donald Trump made his announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Initially, I thought that Israelis would pour out into...

November 9, 2017 2:45 pm

It’s Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO

The egregious violation of freedom of the press in Turkey has reached a mammoth proportion that places Turkey among the most oppressive nations for journalists....


A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...


US Launches Campaign to Erode Support for Iran’s Leaders

The Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant...

Middle East

Jordan Takes in Syrian ‘White Helmets’ Evacuated With Israeli H...

Jordan said on Sunday 800 people including members of Syria's "White Helmets" civil defense group had been evacuated from southwest...