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Alon Ben-Meir: Donald And Bibi-The Blues Brothers

The following is a satirical would-be conversation between Prime Minister Netanyahu (Bibi) and President Trump (Donald) during Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to the White House on March 5th.


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Alon Ben-Meir: US enablement jeopardizes Israel’s future

The United States has been and remains the staunchest supporter of Israel, and its unqualified support will cause significant damage to Israel’s future wellbeing.


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Alon Ben-Meir: When geopolitical conditions and moral values converge

The geopolitical developments in the Middle East over the past fifteen years have created new political and security dynamics engendered by the violent turmoil and profound concerns over the Iranian threat, shared by Israel and the Arab states.


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Alon Ben-Meir: A party that has lost its soul

As the mid-term political campaigns begin, perhaps we should pause and think where this country is headed under the leadership of President Trump, with the House and Senate in control of the Republican Party—a party that has lost its soul.


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Alon Ben-Meir: The ABCs of Trump’s political demise

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 future. But right at the onset, one cannot escape the conclusion that, unlike any other of his predecessors, he is a weird and wild president who is devoid of any civility and moral responsibility.


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Alon Ben-Meir: A classic case of how power corrupts

Much has been written on the endemic corruption in Turkey which involves virtually every social strata.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Erdogan’s lust for power is destroying Turkey’s democracy

Alon Ben-Meir examines rapidly deteriorating socio-political conditions in Turkey and what the future may hold for the country.


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Alon Ben-Meir: The shortcomings of the international conference for peace

The conference for peace between Israel and the Palestinians that took place on January 15 in Paris was positive in many ways.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Close the open hand of love

Recent moves by President-elect Trump could jeopardize the prospect of a two-state solution and the future of Israel as a viable Jewish state.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Ensuring the success of the French Initiative

A huge gap exists between the Israeli government and the international community’s position about the settlements in the occupied territories.


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Alon Ben-Meir: The persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Christians have lived in the Middle East – the birthplace of Christianity – for nearly two thousand years.


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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: To where?

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to speak with you today about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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Alon Ben-Meir: More questions, answers about events in the Middle East

Do you think that the next president or any other global leader will be more effective in dealing with so many crises in the Middle East?


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Alon Ben-Meir: Questions, answers about raging events in the Middle East

Alon Ben-Meir from NYU answers questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America’s role in the world.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Trump’s daunting foreign challenges

The Trump administration will need to sort out a host of domestic and foreign policy issues.


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Lieberman: Demonstrate your credibility

I am skeptical of what Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says as I have judged him only by his actions.


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Alon Ben-Meir: What happened to America?

How many of the unimaginable atrocities in Syria have been etched in the consciousness of the American public?


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Alon Ben-Meir: Statesmanship versus demagoguery

The death of President Shimon Peres highlights the stark difference in leadership between him and Prime Minister Netanyahu.


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Turkey And the PKK: Mutual violence is not the answer

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


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Alon Ben-Meir: ‘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.


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The settlements: Self-entrapment of existential proportions

Israel’s continued settlement activity represents yet another nail in the coffin of the peace process.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Incentives and peace, Part 2

Unless distrust, insecurity, and illusions are first addressed, no incentives will motivate Israel and the Palestinians to make concessions needed to reach a peace agreement.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Incentives and peace [Part 1]

Unless distrust, insecurity, and illusions are first addressed, no incentives will motivate Israel and the Palestinians to make the critical concessions needed to reach a peace agreement.


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Alon Ben-Meir: A movement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been steadily deteriorating, making the prospect of reaching an agreement on the basis of a two-state solution ever more intractable.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Moving beyond The Quartet

The report that was recently released by the Middle East Quartet – comprised of the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations – is a welcome step.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Bernie Sanders and the French initiative

Throughout the primary campaign, only Senator Bernie Sanders had a position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that was fresh, balanced, and welcome.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Deradicalization in refugee camps and beyond

The influx of millions of Syrian refugees to Europe is more than likely to become another source of radicalization.


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Alon Ben-Meir: How Turkey became a de facto dictatorship

The resignation of Turkey Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu suggests he will tolerate no one in his government to deviate from his positions.


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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Breaking the deadlock

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has rarely been so far from finding a resolution. The desire to seek peace has been diminishing.


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Alon Ben-Meir: The global crisis of leadership

A question often raised is: are leaders a reflection of their time, or are they individuals who rise to answer the call of the hour?


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Saudi Arabia: A kingdom in retreat

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, once at the front and center of the Arab world, has been losing its regional influence and prominent role.


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Alon Ben-Meir: The Palestinian leadership … to where?

An open letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas Political Chief Khaled Meshal, and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Why the Brussels attack was all but inevitable

The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured more than 200 was all but inevitable.


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Alon Ben-Meir: The unraveling of Turkey’s democracy

A few months after Turkey raided the offices of the Koza Ipek Media Group, the Turkish police assaulted early this month the offices of Feza Publications.


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A plea for reason: An open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu

I write this letter to you with a heavy heart as it pains me deeply to see the beautiful dream of a strong and proud Israel now losing its reason for being.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Iraqi Sunni state is prerequisite to defeating ISIS

One of the main prerequisites to defeating ISIS in Iraq and stabilizing the country is the establishment of an independent Sunni Iraqi state.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Erecting a giant prison for all Israelis

The demagoguery of Prime Minster Netanyahu seems to have no limit—in a sense that he says and acts on anything to buttress Israel’s hold on the West Bank.


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Alon Ben-Meir: The dire consequences of revenge and retribution

A regular reader of my weekly column recently shared with me a commentary about the brutal murder of Dafna Meir, an Israeli Jew who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Lifting the sanctions will not end Iran’s revolutionary zeal”

Given Iran’s domestic political volatility and regional ambition, Tehran should not be expected to choose a single strategy to advance its national interests.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Civil disobedience is the Palestinians’ best option

The use of violence to end the occupation has not served the Palestinian cause well, instead making matters worse as it hardened the resolve of successive Israeli governments.