Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

Gülen And Erdogan’s Islamic Rivalry And Its Consequences

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Until five years ago, Fethullah Gülen and Turkey’s President Erdogan were allies who supported each other.

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A Two-Pronged Policy Needed To Stem The Flow Of Migrants

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To dramatically slow the flow of illegal immigration and even end it does

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America Must Not Live And Die By The Gun

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Diyanet: Erdogan’s Islamic Vehicle To The Balkans

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A billboard at a construction site, with a photo of an Ottoman-style mosque with four minarets and the flag of Turkey, was erected recently in the center of Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. With less than 2 million people, Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, is the home of over 800 mosques. Now the Islamic Community of Kosovo is building the “Central Mosque” at an estimated cost of $35- $40 million.

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The end of Syria’s civil war

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The end of Syria’s civil war and the beginning of the conflict over the spoils


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Bosnia, Erdogan’s “Jerusalem At

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As Turkey’s President Erdogan runs out of money, he is now, more than any time before, using religion to exploit the Balkans, especially the states that are more susceptible to Islamic influence.

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The Law Of Shame That Defies Jewish Values

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Last week, the Israeli Knesset passed a new basic law which in the main enshrines “Israel [as] the historical homeland of the Jewish people in which the State of Israel was established… The right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people…  Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel.”

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In The Search For Solution

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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 or the other of the conflicting parties, including: when both sides conclude they can no longer benefit from the continuation of the conflict; when both sides reach a point of exhaustion as they no longer have the resources nor the tenacity to continue the fight; when outside major power(s) impose a solution; when either side makes a unilateral significant concession that

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An Open Letter To Prime Minister Netanyahu

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Artwork by Michael Anderson and Sam Ben-Meir

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu:

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Why US Must Expand, Not Withdraw

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Why US Must Expand, Not Withdraw, Forces From Syria

In early April, Trump stated that the US should withdraw its military forces from Syria.

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