Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"A two state solution that separates Israelis and Palestinians cannot work. What is needed is a country where the two peoples can live together without conflict...
Unfortunately the Palestinian goal of self-determination as a separate state or the idea of ejecting the 4.5 million Jews from Palestine is as unworkable as Israel’s belief in the two-state solution. It too ignores the reality on the ground: Arab and Jew are inextricably mixed throughout Palestine living in the same streets, towns and cities and relying on each other in many different ways."
"A One State Solution – The Only Way To Achieve Lasting Peace," Al Shindagah Online, June 6, 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:
Chairman of Al Habtoor Group, 1970-present
Chairman, Dubai National Insurance
Former member of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates
Former member of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Former Chairman of the Commercial Bank of Dubai
Honorary Member of the American Medical Association
Former Executive Board Member of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Only member of the World Board of Governors of the American United Services Organisation, who was not an American citizen, 1994-1997
Member, Dubai Economic Board
Honored with a Knighthood from the President of Lebanon
Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters by President Hiam Sakr of the American University College of Science and Technology in Beirut
Awarded the prestigious International Peace Prize by the United Cultural Convention of America