Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"Between the Jordan and Mediterranean there are today 11 million people, of which 50 percent are Palestinian Arabs. The state will not exist for one day without being a democracy and therefore the choice is very clear: if there are not two states - there is no Jewish state."
"Q&A with Meimad MK Rabbi Michael Melchior," Haaretz.com (accessed on Sep. 7, 2007)
Experts Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consul Generals, heads of government, heads of major government organizations, members of legislative bodies, and PhD's with significant involvement in, or related to, the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chief Rabbi of Norway
Appointed Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, 2005
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mar. 2001 - Oct. 2002
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, responsible for Diaspora and social affairs, Aug. 1999 - Mar. 2001
International Director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation
Rabbi of a Jerusalem congregation, since 1986
Norwegian Nobel Institute's Prize for Tolerance and Bridge-Building
Yeshivat Hakotel's Award for Work in the Diaspora Rabbinate