Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"First...we should not put any pressure on Israel (a democracy) that it believes it cannot handle in negotiating with those who show very little respect for democracy. Second, we should require a signed affidavit — in English and Arabic — from Yasser Arafat declaring that foreign policy, peace negotiations, and security are under the sole bailiwick of the prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas. Third, Abbas needs to make guarantees to the settlers in what will become the Palestinian state: At a minimum, they should be given the choice of where they want to vote — in Israel or in Palestine. Arabs in Israel-proper, after all, vote for and serve in the Israeli parliament. Fourth, Abbas needs to cleanse all official maps, and all state-sponsored schoolbooks, of the lie that his state, proposed or otherwise, encompasses Israel in toto...
Finally, the United States has a moral and legal obligation to maintain its embassy and ambassador in Jerusalem. That sentence comes from the 2000 Republican-party platform. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths."
"Moral Clarity and the Middle East," National Review, July 22, 2003
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:
National Radio Show Host, "Bill Bennett's Morning in America"
U.S. "Drug Czar," 1989-1990
U.S. Secretary of Education, 1985-1988
Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1981-1985
Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute
Co-Founder and Chairman of K12
Chairman of Americans for Victory over Terrorism
Co-chairman of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America with former New York Governor Mario Cuomo
Named the "leading spokesman of the Traditional Values wing of the Republican Party," New York Times, Apr. 2005