Executive Director at Scholars for Peace in the Middle East
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"The two-state solution in its current formula is actually just a placebo for those who'd like to believe that peace will come when there are two states living side by side. Absent real acceptance of Israel by the Arabs, this isn't likely to occur - and the probability of Hamas-run Gaza being included in any resolution is slim to none.
FOR PRAGMATIC reasons, Palestinians may not admit a return to the one-state policy, particularly since American aid and support flows from a peace process based on a two-state solution, but the signs are everywhere.
We need to face the fact that peace and security are not going come from the 'two-state solution,' and without understanding that, there can't be a real discussion of what peace and security in the region really looks like."
"The Mideast Quagmire," Philadelphia Daily News, Nov. 24, 2009
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:
Executive Director, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Dec. 2013-present
Lecturer, Drexel University, June 2012-present
Adjunct Scholar, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Mar. 2011-present
Lecturer, Penn State University, Aug. 2009-present
Lecturer, Gratz College, 2004-present
Fellow, Middle East Forum, Aug. 2002-present
Acting Executive Director, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Dec. 2011-Dec. 2013
Manager of Israel and Middle East Affairs, Jewish Federation in Greater Philadelphia, Aug, 2004-July 2009
Former International Relations Liaison Officer, Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
PhD, Middle Eastern Studies, Kings College London (UK), 2011
MA, Middle East Studies and International Relations, Villanova University, 2003