Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, Univeristy of London (UK)
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"Everybody knows what a peace between Israel and Palestine would look like because there is only one settlement that could gain majority support in Israel and in Palestine. Only a handful of Israelis or Palestinians would accept a peace agreement that did not offer them a state and the possibility of collective self-defence against future attack...
Everybody serious supports a two state solution; an Israeli withdrawal to borders based on the 1967 ceasefire line, the foundation of an independent Palestinian state and a deal done between the two parties on Jerusalem and the Palestinian refugees and their descendents. This is a peace agreement not a programme for a perfect Middle East...
A [single] democratic secular state is imaginable as a future aspiration that people might work towards after there is a settlement that ends the conflict between Israel and Palestine but as an immediate programme for peace it is utopian - or worse...
A two state solution, a peace between Israel and Palestine, is still possible and attainable."
"For a Two-State Solution," Guardian, Apr. 14, 2006
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:
Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK), 2003-present
Editor, Engage Online
Advisory Editor, Democratiya
Research Fellow, Yale University, 2006-2007
Lecturer in Sociology, University of East Anglia, Feb 2003-May 2003
Post Doctoral Sociological Review Fellowship, Keele University, Oct. 2001-Oct. 2002
Lecturer in Sociology, City University, Feb. 1996-June 2001
Lecturer in Sociology, Warwick University, Oct. 1998-Dec. 1998
PhD, Sociology, Warwick University, 2001
MA, Philosophy and Social Theory, Warwick University, 1995