Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"Then, there must be a prompt resumption of negotiations to achieve a two-state solution.
What is most important is that both recognize that the only way to achieve a lasting solution is through negotiation...
The road map offers Palestinians the alternative of a non-violent path to a Jewish state, to a Palestinian state living in peace alongside a Jewish state, the two state solution that a majority on both sides continue to say they support."
Commencement address given at MIT Commencement, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 9, 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:
Practicing attorney in Washington, D.C., (Partner of the law firm DLA Piper), 1995-present
Senior Fellow and Senior Research Scholar at the Columbia University Center for International Conflict Resolution, 2002-present
Chairman of the Board, Walt Disney Corp., Mar. 2004-Jan. 2007
Chairman, Sharm el-Sheikh International Fact-Finding Committee to examine crisis in Middle East, 2000-2001
U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland (Belfast Peace Agreement), 1995
Senate Democratic Leader and Senate majority leader, 1989-1995
U.S. Senator (D-Maine), 1980-1995
Served in the United States Army Counter Intelligence Corps, Berlin, Germany, 1954-1956
Chancellor of the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and namesake of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Founder of the Mitchell Institute in Portland, Maine
Co-chairman (with Newt Gingrich) of the Congressionally mandated Task Force on the United Nations
JD, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1960