Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"Evacuating Gaza and completing the fence are complementary parts of that strategy... The beauty of the withdrawal/fence plan is that, in the interim, it creates a stable status quo with a minimal level of violence. In that interim, Israel can live in peace and the Palestinians can develop the institutions of their state and begin to contemplate a final end to the conflict...
Take away the terror weapon and everything else follows: safety, stability and the conditions for a final peace. A peace based not on the good will of a Sharon or a Mahmoud Abbas but on the new reality on the ground: separate nations delineated by a temporary barrier to produce a temporary peace -- and the possibility of a final one."
"Israel Draws the Line," Washington Post,, Feb. 25, 2005
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:
Nationally syndicated columnist for the Washington Post
The Washingtonian magazine named him among the top 50 most influential journalists in the national press corps, 1997
Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary, 1987
National Magazine Award for Essays, 1984
Staff Member, The New Republic, 1981-1988
Speech Writer to Walter Mondale in 1980 presidential campaign
Science Adviser in the Carter Administration, 1978
Resident and Chief Resident in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, 1975-1978
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1975
MA, Commonwealth Scholar in Politics, Oxford University, 1971
BS, Political Science and Economics, McGill University, 1970