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Time to Rise Above the Fray

Upon returning from an extensive trip to Turkey these past two weeks, I found my inbox flooded with commentary about the capricious nature of the current state of Turkish-Israeli relations. Many strong supporters of the bilateral relationship from both sides have found themselves questioning the future of a strategic cooperation between the Turks and the Jews that has existed for hundreds of years. A year after Israel's offensive in Gaza drove a wedge between the two governments, emotions are… Continue

Added by Alon Ben-Meir on January 26, 2010 at 8:45pm — 1 Comment

FIGHTING A WAR BY OBJECTIVE

The ongoing deliberations among President Obama’s national security team and congressional leaders are necessary to determine the best possible means of successfully conducting the war in Afghanistan. But what must guide these discussions and take precedent for all parties involved is a thorough understanding of the objective and a clearly outlined mission. President Obama needs to define his goals candidly when it comes to counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism and nation-building, especially… Continue

Added by Alon Ben-Meir on October 9, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

THE PROSPECT FOR A BREAKTHROUGH

Although the Obama administration’s efforts to resume the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have not, as yet, produced tangible results, the prospect for a breakthrough in negotiations may be closer today than it has been in many years. Notwithstanding the inherent skepticism about the prospect of real progress, the conversion of certain regional and international developments have altered the political dynamic and created a new set of opportunities for a negotiated settlement. The Obama… Continue

Added by Alon Ben-Meir on September 25, 2009 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Supporting Fayyad's Vision

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's unveiling of his government program to build the apparatus of a Palestinian state within two years is an admirable, bold and welcome imitative. For sixty years the Palestinians have been accused by Israel and the international community of being weak, fragmented, and harboring extremist ideologies. The plan of the thirteenth Palestinian National Authority government not only represents a blueprint for the government to address these inherent problems,… Continue

Added by Alon Ben-Meir on September 1, 2009 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Winning Back Israel

During his recent meeting with Egypt's President Mubarak, President Obama expressed cautious optimism about the progress being made in the Arab-Israeli peace process. While both presidents noted that there was "movement in the right direction," eight months of American direct engagement in the Arab-Israeli conflict has produced few tangible results. Middle East envoy George Mitchell, who has been shuttling back and forth to the region to negotiate between parties, has yet to persuade the… Continue

Added by Alon Ben-Meir on August 24, 2009 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Obama's Peace Offensive

On a recent trip to the Middle East I had the opportunity to meet with many Israelis and Palestinians from all walks of life including high government officials, settlers and members of the Peace Now movement. I also met with academics, poll takers, journalists, former military and intelligence personnel, and scores of other ordinary people. Paradoxically, while repeated polls confirm that a majority (between 68 and 72 percent) of Israelis and Palestinians seek peace based on a two-state… Continue

Added by Alon Ben-Meir on July 27, 2009 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

The Settlements: Obama's Demands And Netanyahu's Options

Amidst the whirlwind of activity surrounding President Obama's diplomatic efforts to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict, one issue has stood out among others as particularly contentious. The renewed statements by President Obama, Secretary Clinton and the rest of the US administration on ending Israeli settlement activity has caused considerable discord on how to find common ground in this controversial issue. The Obama administration's demand that Israel end all settlement activity, including… Continue

Added by Alon Ben-Meir on July 10, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Wake Up, Israel

Thank you for your thought-provoking responses. Perhaps some more light can be shed by the following articles that I wrote. I look forward to your feedback.



Alon



I am departing from my usual analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict as I profoundly feel that these are neither ordinary times, nor ordinary circumstances. The challenges and opportunities that Israel faces today will undoubtedly lay the ground for its future coexistence both in the Middle East and as an ally to… Continue

Added by Alon Ben-Meir on July 8, 2009 at 8:43pm — 2 Comments

The Palestinians At A Pivotal Crossroads

Alon Ben-Meir - 12 June 2009



President Obama's push for a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict has given the Palestinians an historic opportunity to end their disastrous state of affairs. Although many parties involved in the conflict-especially the Arab states and Israel-have contributed directly or indirectly to Palestinian suffering, the Palestinians have undoubtedly inflicted the greatest injury upon themselves by forgoing numerous opportunities to make peace with dignity. With… Continue

Added by Alon Ben-Meir on July 7, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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