Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"The two sides hereby agree to accept a historic compromise based on the principle of two sovereign and viable states existing side by side...
Two states for two peoples: Both sides will declare that Palestine is the only state of the Palestinian people and Israel is the only state of the Jewish peo"We recognize that a comprehensive peace agreement is unattainable right now. We should strive, instead, to establish facts on the ground by beginning to create a two-state reality in the absence of an accord. Imperfect as it is, this plan would reduce tensions and build hope among both Israelis and Palestinians, so that they in turn would press their leaders to obtain a two-state solution. Most important, as Israel celebrates 64 years of independence later this week, it would let us take our destiny into our own hands and act in our long-term national interest, without blaming the Palestinians for what they do or don't do."
"Peace Without Partners," New York Times, Apr. 23, 2012
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:
Minister without portfolio, Sep. 2007-present
Member of Knesset, Labor, 2006-present
Chairman of the Board, ”Netafim” irrigation company, 2001-2005
Naval Commander-in-Chief, 1992-1996
Member, Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee
Member, Ethics Committee
Member, Committee on Foreign Workers
Member, Labor, Welfare, and Health Committee
Member, Lobby for Jerusalem
Member, Social-Environmental Lobby
Member, Lobby for the War Against Corruption
Member, Agricultural Lobby
Member, Lobby for the Advancement of the Third Sector in Israel
MA, Public Administration, Harvard University, 1992
BA, Economics and Political Science, Bar Ilan University, 1980