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Neither Hamas Nor Israel Can Have It Both Ways

Monday, 25 August 2014, 12:15 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

Neither Hamas Nor Israel Can Have It Both Ways By Alon Ben-Meir August 13, 2014 More >>

Trapped Between Delusion and Denial

Friday, 1 August 2014, 5:39 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

The Israelis and Palestinians have been trapped for decades between delusions and denial and both have resorted to ideological and religious dogmas that dismiss with conviction any factual evidence to the contrary. More >>

Israel-Palestine: A Tragedy Should Not Beget Another

Friday, 4 July 2014, 2:02 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

There are no words that can adequately condemn the tragic death of the three Israeli teenagers, Naftali, Gilad and Eyal, who have become the latest victims of the long and bloody Israeli-Palestinian struggle. The abduction of any person, be that for ... More >>

Deconstructing The Iraq and Syria Conflicts

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 4:26 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

The current escalating sectarian violence between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Iraqi forces and the unending civil war in Syria are now intertwined and neither can be resolved without the other, which requires a dramatic change in the ... More >>

Israel: The Danger From Within

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 1:28 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

The nearly seven decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to overshadow the brewing conflict between the Jewish majority and the Arab minority in Israel. There is overwhelming evidence that successive Israeli governments failed to reconcile ... More >>

Charting A New Course

Friday, 6 June 2014, 4:30 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

The success or failure of the newly established Palestinian unity government rests on its ability and willingness to chart a new course in its relations with Israel and its commitment to peace. More >>

What Went Wrong?

Saturday, 10 May 2014, 1:01 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

The failure of the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and the causes behind it were absolutely predictable. I, like many others, argued that regardless of the US’ determination to lead both sides to agree on a two-state solution, the ... More >>

Forfeiting Israel’s Reason To Exist

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:49 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

It is a given that every Jew in and outside Israel wants to see Israel as a vibrant country: an economic powerhouse with a thriving democracy, self-confident and secure, capable of defending itself and deterring any enemy far and near from challenging ... More >>

Stuck in an Ideological Divide

Friday, 4 April 2014, 3:39 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

The common characteristics and stark differences between Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority’s President Abbas might just explain why the current peace negotiations are stuck and not likely to lead to any breakthrough ... More >>

No Better Time to Reinstate the Arab Peace Initiative

Friday, 14 March 2014, 5:34 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

As US Secretary of State John Kerry is about to unveil his proposed framework for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, there may not be a more opportune time than now to reinvigorate the Arab Peace Initiative (API) in support of Kerry’s efforts. More >>

Israeli-Iranian Axis? Highly Illusionary

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 5:08 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

There are those who believe that given the sweeping turmoil in the Middle East, the two most powerful non-Arab countries other than Turkey – Israel and Iran – have common interests in forming a strategic alliance that would substantially strengthen ... More >>

The Perils Of Nuclear Iran

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 10:27 am | Alon Ben-Meir

Given the strong likelihood that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons, why and how to prevent it from achieving its goal must be based on the assumption that the consequences will be dire should Iran realize its objective. There are two intertwined implications ... More >>

The Geneva II Tragic Charade

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 11:45 am | Alon Ben-Meir

It is hard to imagine that representatives of the 30 countries that assembled in Geneva actually believed that they could find a political solution to the Syrian civil war. Given the differing strategic interests in Syria of the powers within ... More >>

Alon Ben-Meir: Sharon's Legacy

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 1:19 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

People around the world have passed judgment about the life of Israel’s most controversial leader that runs the gambit from utter and deep admiration for his uncompromising devotion to Israel’s security and wellbeing while others, especially the Palestinians, ... More >>

Where Are The Leaders To Answer The Call?

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 12:59 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

No one can accuse Secretary of State John Kerry of not doing his very best to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. His tenacity, commitment and perseverance are exemplary, and if anyone can remotely succeed in ending the conflict, Kerry unquestionably ... More >>

Ariel Sharon's Legacy

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 12:09 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

Jan 13, 2014 Sharon's Legacy People around the world have passed judgment about the life of Israel’s most controversial leader that runs the gambit from utter and deep admiration for his uncompromising devotion to Israel’s security and wellbeing ... More >>

Iran Will Become A Nuclear Power, Unless…

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 5:00 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

In my last article I surveyed as impartially as I could the position of the various countries that might be affected by the interim deal recently forged between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany). More >>

The Iran Deal: Only Time Will Tell

Friday, 6 December 2013, 11:50 am | Alon Ben-Meir

In the wake of the interim nuclear deal with Iran, many questions have been raised by people from different backgrounds, government officials, and the media inside and outside the Middle East about the validity and importance of the agreement. More >>

The Nuclear Deal: Netanyahu vs. Obama

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 5:12 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

The deal that was struck in Geneva between Iran and the P5+ 1 (the US, Russia, Britain, France, China and Germany) represents an important first step in curbing Iran’s nuclear program. Regardless of the multiple flaws it contains, it offers a chance ... More >>

The Settlements: Israel’s Albatross

Friday, 15 November 2013, 1:21 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

The stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations that Secretary of State John Kerry worked relentlessly to reinvigorate four months ago have once again been stonewalled. The issue of the continuing building and expanding of Israeli settlements in the ... More >>





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