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Caught in a vicious cycle of violence Alon Ben-Meir

The killing by Israeli undercover troops of four Palestinian militants in Bethlehem, on March 12, raises questions not as much about Israel’s right to Caught in a vicious cycle of violence Alon Ben-MeirThe killing by Israeli undercover troops of four ...

17/05/2010 - 19:45 - comment 0

Preventing genocide in Iraq

act immediately to prevent that from happening before it is too late.   * Alon Ben-Meir ... By Alon Ben-Meir*   To prevent genocide in Iraq on the scale of the genocide in Rwanda between the Tutsis and the Hutus, the Bush administration must move swiftly to divide Iraq ...

18/05/2010 - 10:03 - comments 3

Disastrous miscalculations

By Alon Ben-Meir   As the violence in the Middle East escalates, it is hard not to conclude that every player involved directly or indirectly has badly miscalculated. This conflict ... of this dreadful breakdown.   Alon Ben-Meir is professor of international relations at the Center ...

18/05/2010 - 10:22 - comments 40

Remembering Ariel Sharon: Will the "bulldozer's" death reignite political turmoil between Israel and the Arab world?

to incorporate much of the West Bank into Israel proper,” Ben-Meir added. The unilateral withdrawal ... the Israeli-Palestinian conflict equitably,” Ben-Meir said. Sharon was reported to be in high spirits when he left ... as a Jewish state rests on a Jewish majority, represent significant milestones,” Alon Ben-Meir, an expert ...

12/01/2014 - 14:05 - comment 0

The "Lion of God": Ariel Sharon's mixed legacy in the Middle East

proper,” Ben-Meir added. The unilateral withdrawal of Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip ... remained in power, he might’ve been able to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict equitably,” Ben-Meir said. ... represent significant milestones,” Alon Ben-Meir, an expert on the history of peace negotiations between ...

11/01/2014 - 13:26 - comment 0

Democracy of convenience?

democratic forms of government. * Alon Ben-Meir is professor of international relations at the Center ... by Alon Ben-Meir*   Free elections do not constitute democracy and when they precede the building of democratic institutions, they are more likely to produce instability and upheaval, especially ...

18/05/2010 - 12:04 - comment 1